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 SCA Band 4
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

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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

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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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.3% response rate.

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 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
A greater proportion of students have been given listed companies from outside Australia - which has increased the international perspective provided to students' studies.
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
There has been increased involvement of all teaching staff on the unit Facebook page, PeerWise and blogs - as well as by email communications to students.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
It would be great if we could have recordings of online Workshops made available, in addition to videos of Lectures.
Recommendation
We will include videos of weekly online Workshops, as well as weekly Lectures. This is in addition to videos on specific topics.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
It would be good if the PASS leader was able to publicise the PASS sessions through the unit Facebook page or other forums.
Recommendation
The PASS leader will publicise PASS sessions on the unit Facebook page and other forums, as well as by email to students.The PASS leader will also occasionally engage with students on the Unit Facebook page and other forums about what has been discussed in PASS sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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