Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: 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

Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting is an online unit offered by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia. It focuses on financial management issues affecting the public and not-for-profit sectors in Australia.

In it, you will learn about basic accounting procedures, performance measurement, reporting requirements and other finance-related issues which affect all levels of government and non-profit entities. In addition, you will assess the different levels of government in Australia, and how they relate to one another.

The unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the financial, administrative and accountability issues involved in the government sector. In particular, you will learn the detailed technical requirements of various government departments, statutory authorities and government owned or controlled business enterprises.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Accounting for Business

You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in or be intending to enrol in the following unit:

  • Financial Accounting 1

Areas of study

In the Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Nature of government and non-profit organisations
  • Accountability in the Australian government sector
  • Public sector financial accounting and reporting issues
  • Public sector income and expenditure – budgeting
  • Public sector audit
  • Management accounting in the public sector
  • Performance management in public sector
  • Special accounting issues for NFP organisations
  • Financial reporting and audit issues for NFP organisations
  • Current issues in government and NFP accounting

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Accounting, University of South Australia

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?

Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting will prove useful to anyone seeking to pursue a career in accounting in the public or not-for-profit sector. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the specific requirements of working in a range of public sector fields and NFP organisations, covering auditing issues, financial reporting and current debates in government and NFP accounting.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting 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 may be 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 a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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