Bachelor of Professional Accounting
DURATION: 3 years
ENTRY POINTS: March, July, November
LOCATION: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
The Bachelor of Professional Accounting degree is a course of 24 subjects offered over three years of full-time study. The degree consists of 12 compulsory subjects covering a major specialisation in the professional requirements in accounting, finance and law, 6 core business subjects, and 6 elective subjects.
HA1011 - Applied Business Statistics
This subject is an introduction to statistics and aims to develop an appreciation of the role of the statistical analysis at all stages of the decision making and problem solving process. To this end several case studies drawn from social and business areas will be used throughout the course. Statistical concepts and techniques are introduced in the context of real business problems. The principal approach of this subject is looking at information in order to solve business problems intelligently. Students will be introduced to basic statistical techniques and processes required in connection with collecting, analysing and interpreting quantitative data for making sound business decisions.
HA1022 - Principles of Financial Markets
A stable financial system is critical for economic growth, and a working knowledge of the financial institutions, instruments and markets in this financial system is vital for any career in finance. The financial markets are the lifeblood of the economy and as such, this subject is both intriguing and interestingly real life!
HA2011 - Management Accounting
Management Accounting is concerned with contemporary business problems and issues and involves the internal generation, communication and interpretation of information for both operational and strategic decision-making purposes. Students will develop their ability to both diagnose and evaluate a situation, and analyse the techniques based on their implicit assumptions, their costs and benefits and their usefulness for decision making.
HA2022 - Business Law
This subject introduces you to a broad range of laws related to business. In particular, it provides you with foundation knowledge of business law which is vital to understanding how organizations operate in the real world. Students who complete this subject will be equipped with the skills necessary to read cases and complex statutes and are capable of studying more advanced subjects in company law and taxation law. It is strongly recommended that you engage actively in discussion and the various activities during the lectures and tutorials.
HA2032 - Corporate Accounting
The focus of Corporate Accounting is on the theoretical framework and practical techniques of accounting for corporate groups. The financial reporting requirements of Australian companies are examined. Areas considered include company formation, profit distribution, capital reconstruction, the preparation of consolidated accounts for groups of companies, and the liquidation of companies.
HA2022 - Business Law
Business Law aims to provide students with an understanding and awareness of the basic principles of Australian business law. It provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, the law of tort, contract law, consumer protection law, agency law, laws governing forms of business ownership, laws governing financial transactions, and employment law.
HA2042 - Accounting Information Systems
Accounting Information Systems examines business processes and accounting information systems. Students are introduced to accounting software together with an analysis and design of accounting information systems. On completion of the subject, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of complete accounting cycle: source documents, journals, ledgers, through to closing, preparation of financial reports and reversing entries.
HA3011 - Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Financial Accounting aims to develop an understanding of various theoretical models of accounting. Students will investigate selected applied issues in financial accounting by examining requirements of Australian accounting standards in these areas: company income taxes; intangibles; leases; employee benefits; financial instruments; extractive industries; the construction industry; superannuation plans; and foreign currency transactions.
HA3021 - Corporations Law
Company Law is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of Australian company law and enhance their understanding of how company law influences practices and policies of business organisations. Students will explore Securities Regulation; legal issues concerning receivers and controllers of a companyâ??s property; and procedures relative to arrangements, reconstructions, voluntary administration and winding up.
HA3032 - Auditing
Auditing aims to introduce students to the audit planning process and procedures for gathering evidence and documentation. Students will develop an understanding of an auditor's professional, legal and ethical responsibilities to their clients and third parties. The association between internal controls and external audit is explored and statistical and non-statistical audit sampling techniques are examined.
HA3042 - Taxation Law
Taxation Law is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of relevant legislation concerning taxation law and its application. Topics include Income Tax Assessment Act (1997), allowable deductions, offsets, taxation of trading stock, Capital Gains Tax (CGT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT).
HA3051 - Accounting Theory
Accounting Theory introduces students to methods of evaluation of financial accounting information and standards under different theoretical frameworks, as well as the role of accounting theory in decision making. Students will be able to distinguish between positive and normative accounting theories, explain the rationale for current cost accounting and the relevant regulatory framework, and understand the rules for recognition of revenues and expenses.
HC1011 - Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Accounting provides more than just a basic knowledge of management accounting principles and practices. The subject develops students' analytical skills to interpret financial statements and application skills for using accounting software such as MYOB. Special attention is paid to accounting practices relevant to small and medium business environments.
HC1041 - Information Technology for Business
Information Technology for Business aims to provide end users of information technology with a working knowledge of computer hardware and software applications in the various areas of business such as marketing, operations, manufacturing, human resources, etc. The role of information technology in global business is explored as well as networked businesses of small and medium sized enterprise.
HC2091 - Business Finance
Business Finance provides students with the opportunity to explore ways in which to analyse and evaluate the performance of both small and medium sized businesses and publicly listed firms. Students will have a thorough appreciation and understanding of effective risk management, methods to control investment in working capital, and the management of accounts receivable and inventory.
HC2121 - Comparative Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Comparative Business Ethics and Social responsibility develops students' awareness of how national and organisational culture shapes thinking about ethics, morals and social responsibility. Scenario building exercises are used to analyse and apply this thinking to social, political and economic contexts, and students will investigate global best practices for corporate social responsibility.
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