• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • EmPr Keith Houghton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
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The course provides a user perspective on the role of financial reporting and analysis of organisations in a public sector context and budgeting with such organizations.  Through a series of seminars, case studies and exercises, you will acquire confidence in using the concepts and vocabulary of accounting and finance and an ability to analyse organisational performance and resource allocation.  You will become familiar with the format and use of financial statements and the role of accounting in making decisions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of the course, students will be able:
1.     To have an understanding of the terminology and concepts in financial reporting and budgeting of both public and private sector entities;
2.     To effectively review and evaluate financial information provided in published financial statements;
3.     To explain the methods of certain accounting policy choices;
4.     To be able to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information in key financial decision-making;
5.     To understand the fundamentals of nature of costs within entities;
6.     To understand the basics of an entity's budgeting process and budget outcomes

Indicative Assessment

Quiz 20%, Assignments 80%

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3762
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4566
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1592 27 Jan 2015 30 Jan 2015 06 Feb 2015 04 Mar 2015 In Person N/A

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