ACCT11059 - Accounting, Learning and Online Communication

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the role of accounting in business and to key financial and management accounting concepts. You will be given a different listed company and are introduced to the actual financial statements of your firm, completing simple analyses of your firm's financial statements using Excel. You will also be supported to develop your skills to learn more effectively and to communicate and collaborate online.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 5%
3. Written Assessment 70%

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 University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

To view Past Exams, please login
Previous Feedback

No previous feedback available

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
We value the opportunities to interact in weekly classes with students from other locations in the unit. It would be great if there could be more opportunities to do this in classes.
Recommendation
Improve the interactive weekly classes, supporting students to use the new Echo360 app during class to increase interactions between students and between students and staff across all locations.
Action Taken
Echo360 (Activities) has been introduced into the unit with enhanced opportunities for students to interact with each other and with staff during classes across all locations (and with distance students via Zoom).
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
We enjoy having different members of the teaching staff occasionally taking the lead in the interactive weekly classes. It would be great if this could be extended further.
Recommendation
Introduce a 'team-teaching' approach into the interactive weekly classes, with staff from a number of locations taking the lead in presenting material and leading discussions across all locations.
Action Taken
A 'team-teaching' approach has been introduced into the unit.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
We value having some listed companies from countries other than Australia allocated to students in the unit. This gives a more international perspective to our studies. It would be great if there could be a larger proportion of companies from outside Australia included in the unit.
Recommendation
Unit coordinator to increase the number of listed companies from outside Australia allocated to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
We value the opportunities to interact with students (online and from other locations in the unit) asynchronously on the unit Facebook page, PeerWise and on our blogs. It would be great if there could be more involvement by all teaching staff members in these interactions.
Recommendation
Unit coordinator to support all teaching staff in the unit to participate more frequently on the unit Facebook page, PeerWise and blogs.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the main types of financial statements
  2. Discuss the usefulness of accounting information to management
  3. Use accounting information to analyse the performance of a business
  4. Use Excel to perform simple manipulation and analysis of accounting-related information
  5. Develop skills to learn more effectively and better communicate and collaborate online.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Written Assessment