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MAA261 - Financial Accounting

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:Nil
Unit chair:

T Mc Dowall




For students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 from T1 2016: MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132, MWL101.

Incompatible with:

MAA102, MAA203

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit examines the financial accounting 'cycle', from the recording of relevant transactions through to the preparation of financial statements.


Assessment 1 (Group of 4) - Written interpretation and evaluation of published financial information  (equivalent to 1000 words) - 10%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - A Case study to:

-manually prepare a complete set of accounting records and financial statements using the given events and transactions

-computerise the same events and transactions using MYOB program and submit the financial statements

- self- reflect about student's learning experience in an e-portfolio (equivalent to 2500 words) - 30%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.


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