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First year of renewed Stage 2 Accounting (green box)

2020 is the first year of teaching renewed Stage 2 Accounting. For the 2019 curriculum, see Accounting (2019).

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Subject description

Accounting (2020)

Accounting is the language of business and is used to tell the financial story of an entity. Accounting helps business owners to understand their business so that they can make informed decisions. The practice of accounting is used to record, report, analyse, and communicate past events, current activities, and potential challenges and opportunities.

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  • Everyone

    Stay up-to-date with how we're supporting students, schools, and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our latest communications and resources as they become available.

    Go to our portal.

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  • Teachers, Coordinators

    This year we’re starting to roll out new, streamlined subject areas on the SACE website.

    This means we're making subjects easier to navigate, while providing subject-specific information that’s relevant to each task you will perform as a teacher, at the time you need it.

    Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the changes by watching the video.

    These renewed subjects have already had their subject areas streamlined:
    Dance (Stage 1)
    Drama (Stage 1)
    Economic (Stage 1)
    Outdoor Education
    Design, Technology and Engineering
    Australian Languages

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    Accounting Australian Languages Dance Drama Economics Outdoor Education Design, Technology and Engineering
  • Teachers, Coordinators

    External assessment materials for all Stage 2 subjects with an investigation will be submitted online for marking. 

    School assessment materials for all Stage 2 subjects (except Community Studies) will be submitted online for moderation. 

    More about online submission.

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Subject codes

Subject codes

Stage 1
Credits Code
10 1ACO10
20 1ACO20
Stage 2
Credits Code
20 2ACO20