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Ethics and governance is a core component of the knowledge and skill base of today’s professional accountants. It promotes awareness of the ethical responsibilities of professional accountants, thereby enabling them to identify and resolve ethical issues or conflicts throughout their career. In this unit, you will study the role of accountants as members of a profession, and their interaction with society, and apply the code of professional ethics and a conceptual framework for ethical behaviour. You will be able to apply corporate governance principles and evaluate compliance. You will also be able to evaluate corporate social responsibility reporting for compliance with international guidelines. This unit is a capstone unit for the Master of Professional Accounting, integrating prior studies and preparing students for their future role as accountants in the community.
Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
ACCT20075 Auditing and Ethics
LAWS20059 Corporations and Business Structures
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
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(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
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