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.


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.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile

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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 44.34% 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
It would be great to be given more guidance and support on how to write key concepts and questions (KCQs) in some parts of the assessments.
Improve guidance and support for students on how to write key concepts and questions (KCQs), including advice on how to write KCQs and more detailed marking criteria.
Action Taken
Increased guidance and support was provided to students on how to write KCQs, including more detailed marking criteria.
Source: Student 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.
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
Source: Student 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.
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
Unit learning Outcomes
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