This course develops students understanding of the nature and purpose of accounting, and the environment within which accounting information is prepared and used. Practical and theoretical exercises are used to master the principles to determine when an accounting event is recognised, and the system of recording that is used. The course covers the ethical responsibility of preparers and auditors of financial statements, and how market-based economic systems rely on having financial reports that are 'true and fair'. The forces that have led to increasing internationalisation of accounting regulation are examined. The use of accounting information for internal financial management is examined through a consideration of topics such as cost-volume-profit analysis, capital project evaluation, and alternative debt/equity financing strategies. Budgets are studied as a means for planning and controlling business activity. Each topic is introduced by a critical review of key theoretical concepts that are then applied to practical settings.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 181kB).
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government and students pay a contribution amount. Each course of study (subject) is classified into a student contribution band, depending on the study area of the course (this discipline may be different from the study area of your program).
2024 contribution amount* -
2024 contribution amount - continuing student who commenced before 1 Jan 2021* - $1,597
* for Clinical Psychology (Clin Psych) & Professional Pathways (Prof Path) bands the contribution amount is determined by accredited program. Students in Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work accredited programs should visit our CSP page for further information.
Note: The Job-ready Graduates Package introduced new funding clusters and contribution amounts from the 2021 academic year. If you are a continuing student who commenced before 1 January 2021 studying course in disciplines with increased contribution amounts, you will continue paying the same amount (indexed each year) as you would have. For further information visit the Australia Government's Study Assist website.
These places are offered for postgraduate studies or to CSP ineligible students and tuition fees are not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.
International tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about international tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.
It is important to check course delivery details including location and census date, prior to making decisions about enrolment. Detailed semester and census date information can be found on the Important Dates page.