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Introductory Accounting

Postgraduate | UNE-AFM406 | 2024

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Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
24 June 2024

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Introductory Accounting

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. 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;
    2. demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of how assets are measured, recorded and protected;
    3. 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;
    4. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and
    5. 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Additional requirements

  • 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:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook 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.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Graduate Certificate in Accounting

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Master of Professional Accounting

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