ACCT 1006 Accounting in Context (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700274

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Description Accounting in Context is the first core unit required in the accredited accounting program, but can be included as an elective in other courses. It is designed to provide an overarching context about the purpose and usefulness of accounting information and explain a range of definitions and terms used in accounting and business. Accounting in Context will introduce accounting reports and their interpretation, and explore the impact of policy and measurement methods on accounting information and business decisions. Successful completion of the unit will equip participants with an understanding of the importance of accounting to society and allow them to engage with the next core accounting unit; Financial Accounting Applications.

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Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Pre-requisite(s) ACCT 0001

Equivalent Subjects ACCT 1005 - Accounting in Context ACCT 1001 - Accounting Information for Managers LGYA 9762 - Introduction to Financial Accounting ACCT 1004 - Accounting Reports and Decisions ACCT 1002 - Accounting Information for Managers (Creative Industries) ACCT 1003 - Accounting Information for Managers (WSTC)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College in one of the following programs: 7098 Diploma in Business, 7100 Diploma in Business Fast Track, 7102 Diploma in Business Extended. Students enrolled in 7102 - Diploma in Business Extended must have passed 40 credit points of the preparatory subjects in their program in order to enrol in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Evaluate the usefulness of accounting for decision making.
  2. Analyse the ethical, regulatory and sustainability dimensions of accounting.
  3. Demonstrate through real-world examples how accounting concepts apply to businesses in the 21st century.
  4. Analyse how different accounting techniques impact on accounting information.
  5. Demonstrate skills in research and communication.

Subject Content

1. What is accounting and its purpose?
2. Who uses accounting information and how is it used for decision making?
3. What does accounting information look like for different business structures?
4. The regulatory, ethical and sustainability dimensions of accounting.
5. Accounting terms, principles and concepts.
6. Applying the definition and recognition of balance sheet items (assets, liabilities and equity) to a business case study.
7. Applying the definition and recognition of income statement items (income and expenses) to a business case study.
8. Business transactions ? recognising, classifying and recording.
9. Exploring the accounting equation.
10. Accounting Techniques: the impact of policies and measurement methods on accounting information and business decisions.
11. Interpreting financial statements.
1. What is accounting and its purpose?
2. Who uses accounting information and how is it used for decision making?
3. What does accounting information look like for different business structures?
4. The regulatory, ethical and sustainability dimensions of accounting.
5. Accounting terms, principles and concepts.
6. Applying the definition and recognition of balance sheet items (assets, liabilities and equity) to a business case study.
7. Applying the definition and recognition of income statement items (income and expenses) to a business case study.
8. Business transactions ? recognising, classifying and recording.
9. Exploring the accounting equation.
10. Accounting Techniques: the impact of policies and measurement methods on accounting information and business decisions.
11. Interpreting financial statements.
1. What is accounting and its purpose?
2. Who uses accounting information and how is it used for decision making?
3. What does accounting information look like for different business structures?
4. The regulatory, ethical and sustainability dimensions of accounting.
5. Accounting terms, principles and concepts.
6. Applying the definition and recognition of balance sheet items (assets, liabilities and equity) to a business case study.
7. Applying the definition and recognition of income statement items (income and expenses) to a business case study.
8. Business transactions ? recognising, classifying and recording.
9. Exploring the accounting equation.
10. Accounting Techniques: the impact of policies and measurement methods on accounting information and business decisions.
11. Interpreting financial statements.

Assessment

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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 2,500 words 30 N Individual
Intra-session Exam - 1 1 hour 10 N Individual
Intra-session Exam - 2 1 hour 10 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Birt, J, Chalmers, K, Maloney, S, Brookes, A & Oliver, J 2017, Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Queensland.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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2022 Trimester 2

Bankstown

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2022 Trimester 3

Bankstown

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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