units

ACF5950

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Accounting

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an introduction to accounting and an understanding of the preparation, presentation and interpretation of financial statements. In particular, emphasis is placed on accounting processes, practices and policies that enable the financial performance and financial position of an entity, as displayed by the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows, to be measured, analysed and interpreted.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse and record accounting transactions and events, and produce financial statements consistent with the accounting conceptual framework and accounting standards
  2. appraise the relative merits of accrual and cash accounting
  3. prepare special journals as they relate to cash and the periodic and perpetual inventory recording systems
  4. critically evaluate an entity's financial position and performance
  5. demonstrate effective individual technical skills to construct accounting records and financial statements for a unique business; and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by the unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Mr John Webster (First Semester)
Dr Luisa Unda (Second Semester)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses before undertaking this unit: 1822, 0748, 0790, 0826, 4402 or 3843.

Prohibitions

AFF9500, AFG9071, ACG5971, AFX9500