Postgraduate | UNE-AFM406 | 2024
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- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 24 June 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a specialised knowledge of the theory and practice of fundamental accounting concepts; with particular emphasis on using the double-entry book-keeping system for analysing, summarising, and recording, business transactions in an organisation's accounting system in order to make business decisions;
- demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of how assets are measured, recorded and protected;
- use a range of cognitive and communications skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise relevant accounting information to demonstrate critical thinking and judgment in solving business-related problems;
- work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and
- demonstrate the ability to recognise, reflect on, and respond appropriately to a range of ethical, cultural or social issues influencing the roles, responsibilities, and practices of accountants in business and society.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
This introductory subject will thoroughly prepare you for later postgraduate subjects in the accounting stream, while equipping you with financial skills that you can apply immediately in the workplace.
You must complete this subject if you are seeking Professional Accounting recognition.
In this subject you will examine the basic financial statements that summarise an entity’s financial transactions and learn to record economic transactions in the accounting records. You will explore the fundamentals of preparing or understanding published financial statements with a focus on the double-entry book-keeping system for analysing, summarising, and recording business transactions in an organisation’s accounting system for decision making.
This subject offers a wide range of resources to support different approaches to learning. You may complete assessments on demand, enabling you to accelerate your study to complete the subject early.
Essay: 1,500 words; Relates to Learning Outcomes 4, 5;
Online Quiz: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3;
Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass or better in the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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- Essay (15%)
- Online Quiz (25%)
- Final Invigilated Examination (60%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-MPA-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Accounting
- UNE-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting
Candidature in the Graduate Certificate in Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
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.
Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses