Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Accounting


Ms Susan O'Leary



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester A 2016 (Day)
  • Trimester B 2016 (Day)
  • Trimester C 2016 (Day)


This introductory management accounting unit focuses on the types of cost information that can be produced to assist managers and other employees within organisations in planning and control, and in decision-making. Topics include: costs and cost behaviour, product costing, cost allocation techniques, cost-volume-profit analysis, and the use of cost information for management decisions.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. classify costs dependent on the context and purpose of related decisions
  2. analyse cost behaviour and estimate costs
  3. design, use and evaluate costing systems
  4. analyse and use cost information relevant to decision-making
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills to individual and/or group activities to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in the unit.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Ahmad Sujan (First semester)
Dr Prabanga Thoradeniya (Second semester)


Students must have passed one of the following units: ACF1100, ACF1121, AFF1121, ACP1100.


ACB2020, AFC2131, ACC2131, AFG2020, ACG2020, AFW2020, ACW2020, AFF2391, ACF2391, ACC2200.