ACCT 0002 Accounting Fundamentals (WSTC)
Credit Points 5
Legacy Code 900010
Coordinator Abdullah Al Aabed Opens in new window
Description Accounting is the practice of recording, classifying, summarising, analysing and interpreting information, of a commercial nature for the purpose of helping people make decisions. In the world of business, the role of accounting is to support management in providing timely and accurate financial information about the business so that informed decisions can be made. This unit examines the basic principles underpinning accounting and connects the accounting process to financial decision making for a business.
School Western Sydney The College
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 5cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject
Equivalent Subjects ACCT 0001 - Accounting Fundamentals (WSTC Prep)
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a Western Sydney University The College Foundation Studies program.
- Explain the role of Accounting in business
- Explain basic Accounting principles and standards.
- Complete Analysis Charts and record transaction details
- Construct basic financial statements.
- Demonstrate simple budgeting and CVP analysis skills.
- Apply accounting knowledge in basic financial decision-making
Forms of ownership
The nature, purpose, role and main principles of accounting
The accounting equation
Topic 2 Recording transactions
Organisation of accounting information through the double entry system
Topic 3 Preparation of Financial Statements
The main financial summaries used by accountants
Topic 4 Management Accounting
Basic cost behavior and CVP analysis
Topic 5 Accounting for financial decision-making
The financial environment of business
Interpretation of financial statements
Impact of decisions based on interpretation of financial statements
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Intra-session Exam 1||1 hr||10||N||Individual|
|Intra-session Exam 2||1 hr||20||N||Individual|
|Case Study||1.5 hrs||20||N||Individual|
|End of Session Exam||2 hrs||40||N||Individual|