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Technology and Accounting Processes (BUS285)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description In this unit, students will record accounting transactions and prepare financial statements in accordance with relevant accounting standards. The unit integrates business data and challenges students to develop viable solutions to challenging accounting problems. Accounting Software will be used throughout the course.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
ULO1: Demonstrate knowledge of accounting;
ULO2: Apply accounting knowledge in practical contexts;
ULO3: Evaluate accounting problems and develop evidence-based conclusions;
ULO4: Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills;
ULO5: Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit
are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning
strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this
combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7),
anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore
concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs
and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as;
guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), problem-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.

Assessment Assessment in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and
inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based)
processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and
motivation to learn.
Assessment comprises the three assessments:
1. Mid Semester Test: 20%
2. Business Simulation: 20%
3. Engagement: 10%
4. Final Examination: 50%
Prerequisites BUS170 Foundations of Accounting or BUS160 Introduction to Accounting or BUS163 Introduction to Accounting.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed C168 Principles of Accounting, C255 Financial Accounting 1 and/or BUS217 Technology and Accounting Processes may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2019]
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Accounting (BCom) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Jo-Anne Kestel
Lecturer Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6041
e: J.Kestel@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.039 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Ms Jo-Anne Kestel
Lecturer Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6041
e: J.Kestel@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.039 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus

Miss Mellisa Lewis
Lecturer In Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2155
e: m.lewis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.011 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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