Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Examines the theory and practice of Accounting Information Systems. Covers all aspects of the use of information technology to support the contemporary organisation, with particular emphasis on support for Accounting and Finance. Industry-focused case studies and detailed practical exercises are used to underpin the conceptual models used to describe the elements of modern accounting support systems.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 3 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the applications of a computer-based accounting system

2. Appreciate the nature of the interactions between the traditional accounting applications and other transaction management systems

3. Use technology-assisted tools for project control, audit, financial analysis, and reporting


  • Accounting Information Systems and Accountants as Business Analysts
  • Data Modelling, Relational Databases and Enterprise Systems
  • Sales and Collections Business Process
  • Purchases and Payment Business Process
  • Reporting Processes and eXtensible Reporting Language (XBRL)
  • Data Analytics in Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems and Internal Controls
  • Information Security and Computer Fraud, Monitoring and Auditing AIS
  • The Balanced Scorecard, Business Model Canvas, and Business Value of Information Technology
  • Systems¬†Development and Project Management for AIS and Evaluting AIS Investments
  • Emerging Technologies: Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Automation


This course replaces INFT6500. Students who have completed INFT6500 cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

PACC6000 Financial Accounting 1

Assessment items

In Term Test: In Class Online Test (20%)

Online Learning Activity: Online Assignment (30%)

Formal Examination: Final Examination (50%)

Contact hours

Sydney Elizabeth Street


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

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