Forensic Accounting

ACC30003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


150 Credit Points

Aims and objectives

The unit aims to introduce students to concepts of forensic accounting and the process of fraud examination. The objective of this unit is to develop questioning and inquisitive minds in our students by studying the elements of fraud from detection to prevention.
1. Identify and explain the fundamentals relating to the nature, types and symptoms of fraud.
2. Use various frameworks to investigate why people commit fraud.
3. Demonstrate an ability to detect, investigate and minimize fraud occurrences.
4. Work in diverse groups to analyse and extrapolate meaning from authentic fraud case studies.