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Undergraduate | CUR-ACC240 | 2024

Accounting - The Fundamentals of Business

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Continue your financial accounting studies. You’ll learn to record and report business transactions. Cover financial statements, the accounting cycle, and business sustainability. Get to know accounting software.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 Aug 2024
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About this subject

    1. apply basic financial accounting knowledge to ethically complete the accounting cycle, understand and evaluate business sustainability
    2. record and report business transactions using appropriate technologies
    3. evaluate how financial information is generated, processed and used to facilitate sound economic decision making
    4. select and apply appropriate accounting treatments in accordance with selected International Financial Reporting Standards

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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