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 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 3 - 2024

Term 3 - 2024 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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 81.25% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 15.15% 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 gret if the quality of the videos of the lectures and tutorials could be improved beyond a simple recording of the classes, through editing.
The videos and tutorials are recorded in Term 1 each year. These will be edited and improved. This will result in a delay of a few days in being able to release the videos after the lectures and tutorials each week.
Action Taken
There was some improved editing of the lectures and tutorials.
Source: Student feedback
The audio books of the Study Guide are very useful. Would it be possible to have some short commentary about the Study Guide included with the audio books?
Some limited commentary will be provided in some of the chapters in the Study Guide. This will be done to gauge the level of student interest in this.
Action Taken
Students preferred not to increase the length of the audiobooks by including some commentary. The audiobooks of the Study Guide are preferred as they are, without increasing their length by including some additional commentary..
Source: Student feedback
It would be good to have more support on developing and using blogs effectively to support people in the unit to share their work and to interact with each other online.
Simple instructions will be included in the Assignment to provide guidance on setting up a blog using a choice of two software. Updated exemplars of students blogs will also be included. Students will also be supported in the tutorial in the first few weeks to set up their blog
Action Taken
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 provision of exemplars.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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