Accounting for Business

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Accounting for Business unit is designed for those who are new to the accounting field, and provides training across core accounting functions and procedures.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with the University of South Australia, the unit is highly practical and has a strong focus on accounting for the business environment.

By completing this unit, students learn how to analyse and interpret financial accounting information, use basic accounting concepts to determine the financial position of a company, and understand how accounts information affects business strategy and decision making processes.

Students will also learn about the legal and ethical guidelines they must adhere to, and will be trained to solve accounting problems with these requirements in mind.

Eligibility

There are no formal prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this accounting for business unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to accounting
  • Organisations and the accounting process
  • Recording accounting data
  • Preparation of financial reports from accounting data
  • Accounting for merchandise
  • Using financial accounting reports for decision making
  • Statement of cash flows
  • Management accounting – planning and control through budgeting

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the role of the accounting profession in business
  • Describe the accounting cycle, and understand that accounting is an information process that is crucial to decision making in a business
  • Determine financial position by using the accounting equation
  • Use and understand basic accounting concepts and procedures
  • Analyse and interpret financial accounting information from a management and user perspective
  • Solve accounting problems with consideration of ethical issues

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Accounting for Business from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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