Forensic Accounting

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + blended + Swinburne Online

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


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.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
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.