6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Not offered in 2017
Introduction to management accounting. Topics include: basic terms and concepts, classification and behaviour of costs, recording product cost transactions for manufacturing firms, joint and by-product spoilage and waste, apportioning joint costs for multiple products, activity-based costing and information for management decisions.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- describe cost behaviour under different assumptions
- compare systems designed to provide relevant and timely information to managers for resource management and allocation decisions
- apply conventional and contemporary cost management techniques used in manufacturing and service industries
- explain the benefits and limitations of contemporary cost management techniques
- apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with cost information for decision making and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by ACW2020.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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Students must have passed one of the following units: ACW1100, ACW1002 or AFW1002 before undertaking this unit.