Financial Information Systems

ACC10008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

The aim of this subject is to introduce students to financial information systems, both manual and computer based. The basis of the subject is the accurate recording of all transactions following the principles of double entry accounting. In addition, students are introduced to the concepts of internal control and management accounting.
Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of accurate and timely recording of financial transactions following generally accepted accounting principles
2. Apply the rules of double entry accounting to manually and digitally record financial transactions in ledgers (general and subsidiary) and journals (general and special) and prepare financial statements.
3. Apply generally accepted accounting principles to the recording and interpretation of a range of business transactions.
4. Work collaboratively in a team environment to achieve set goals related to increasing knowledge of the accounting process.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of digital technologies and digital business transformation on the role of accountants and accounting practices.