Course Title: Provide management accounting information

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5374 Diploma of Accounting

Course Title: Provide management accounting information

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, record and analyse operating and cost data, prepare budget reports and review costing systems integrity to calculate and record the costs of products and services.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to manage complex financial data and develop comprehensive organisational reports.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information


1. Gather and record operating and cost data

2. Analyse data and assign costs

3. Prepare cost reports and budgets

4. Analyse variances and review costing system integrity

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • gather and record operating and cost data in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
  • analyse data and assign costs to products, services and organisational units to comply with organisational procedures
  • obtain data and prepare a range of cost reports and budgets to meet management information requirements
  • analyse variances between budgeted and actual data, and review integrity of costing systems

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • describe the principles of double-entry bookkeeping and accrual based accounting
  • identify and describe cost behaviour characteristics for the different cost elements of a product or service
  • identify and discuss the key features of organisational policy and procedures as they apply to costing systems
  • outline the key management information requirements
  • identify and explain the key principles and practices of budget preparation
  • discuss the relationship between variance analysis and costing system integrity
  • explain the key processes and procedures for recording and securely storing data

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the accounting field of work and include access to:

  • a range of common office equipment, technology, software and consumables
  • an integrated financial software system and data

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.