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.
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
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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