Course Title: Blockchain Accounting Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Blockchain Accounting Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


610P BUS Portfolio Office


Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Sarah Sinclair

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1329

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will introduce you to accounting practices and challenge you to consider how these might be impacted by the introduction of blockchain technology.  You will also be introduced to institutional cryptoeconomics as a general framework to understand the blockchain economy and consider some of the political and ethical challenges generated by this new technology.

In a project-based approach, you will be challenged to explore real world applications of blockchain technology as they resolve economic, social and political problems.  You will interpret and analyse a range of accountability approaches and the implications of financial performance (measured in terms of cash flows; income statement and balance sheet performance) and compare and contrast approaches used in traditional and blockchain economies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Distinguish blockchain practices and issues relating to distributed ledger technology.
  2. Illustrate the risks and rewards of implementing blockchain solutions into a relevant business context, using accounting techniques and methodologies.
  3. Develop strategies and a project action plan to implement solutions that are responsive to identified problems and opportunities.
  4. Formulate solutions that demonstrate sound financial acumen and an understanding of financial management applications.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered as a blend of face-to-face activities (such as: workshops, lectures and group or industry-based tasks) and online learning. Learning will be focused around the completion of a 12-week project, which will be supported through in-class and online activities. This may include: project development activities; guest speakers/expert commentators; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing artefacts; proposing solutions; seeking and providing peer feedback; and reflective praxis.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on progress, milestones and approaches, and by individual consultation.