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Course Description

Accounting is the language of business and is used to tell the financial story of an entity.

Accounting helps business owners to understand their business so that they can make informed decisions.

The practice of accounting is used to record, report, analyse and communicate past events, current activities, and potential challenges and opportunities.

In Accounting, students develop and extend their understanding of the underpinning accounting concepts and conventions used to understand and classify financial transactions within a business.

Accounting covers:

  • Managing financial sustainability
  • The accounting process to prepare and report accounting information to meet stakeholder needs
  • The influence of local and global perspectives on accounting practices
  • Analysis and evaluation of accounting information to provide accounting advice for the decision-making of a variety of stakeholders
  • Accounting solutions and communication in an accounting
  • Current and emerging social trends in accounting
  • Evolving technologies and new markets
  • Government regulations
  • Environmental issues and other economic factors, as well as ethics and values, when exploring the practice of accounting
  • The impact accounting has had on society and possible future opportunities involving accounting
  • Double-entry accounting
  • Cash and accrual accounting
  • Accounting concepts

Career pathways that rely on accounting understanding, include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting Software Developer
  • Social Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Owner of a Start-up Business
  • Actuary
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Auditor
  • Tax Accounting
  • Government Treasury Departments

Assessment Type & Weighting

Accounting Advice 30%
Accounting Concepts and Solutions 40%
Examination 30%

Semester Offered

Full Year


Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.