ACCT20071 - Foundations in Accounting

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to financial accounting within the context of the accounting conceptual framework and relevant accounting standards in Australian regulatory environment. You will gain a sound knowledge of accounting for reporting requirements of elements of financial statements, and able to analyse and interpret complex accounting issues relating to them. You will be also able to use analytical and research skills to apply, investigate and analyse complex accounting issues relating to elements of financial statements including social and environmental reporting.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must successfully complete ACCT20070 Accounting in Australia prior to enrolling in this unit.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
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 Postgraduate 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.7% 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 survey
Feedback
More practical questions are required in the unit
Recommendation
Add practical questions from other books
Action Taken
More practical questions have been added to the workshop questions from other books
Source: Unit coordinator's reflections
Feedback
Revise the overall content of the unit to include one more practical chapter
Recommendation
Add one more practical chapter in the unit schedule
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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