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ACCT20073 - Company Accounting

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course examines the application of accounting theory, accounting standards and business law to the financial reporting of Australian companies. More specifically the topics being studied revolve around accounting for companies. The areas looked at include company operations, income tax, business combinations, liquidation, and consolidation. In this course, the student will investigate the common types of corporate combinations and their corresponding accounting issues in relation to recording and reporting transactions. If you have successfully completed the course ACCT20054 you should not enrol in this course.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must successfully complete ACCT20071 Foundations of Financial Accounting prior to enrolling in this course.

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 - 2014

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Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
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Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
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Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Test 10%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
3. Examination 50%

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 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 56.63% 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 evaluation
Feedback
Some students were disappointed with some lecturers
Recommendation
This will be rectified. Also, the practice of providing solutions to self-study exercises in advance will be continued so as to provide clear explanations and assist students with the practical application when studying outside the classroom.
Action Taken
There was a change in lecturers in this unit following student evaluation. Students were provided solutions of the self-study exercises in advance.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Need to focus more on practical workshops during class time and not lengthy lecture content
Recommendation
To free up class time so that students can focus on practical application, more videos will be provided to cover the technical content.
Action Taken
Emphasis were provided on practical questions discussion during the workshop.
Source: Student unit and teaching evaluation
Feedback
More time should be allocated for this unit as the exercises are quite long and it is difficult to understand in fast pace. Online classes for this unit is definitely not helpful and the frequent scrolling of the contents up and down created confusion.
Recommendation
We are conducting online workshops because of COVOD-19 and we should go back to face to face as soon as we can.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student unit and teaching evaluation
Feedback
The resources provided really helped me to learn. The provision of workshop questions & answer/solutions prior weekly discussion helped us to understand about the topic prior discussion. So during lecture/workshop, we are able to ask questions on the part what we did not clearly understand or is confused of.. Our lecturer/tutor/unit coordinator, really showed his best to support us in our learning.
Recommendation
We will continue providing all the materials ahead of time.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse and report on how the conceptual framework and Australian accounting standards inform the recording and reporting of changes of business ownership, various forms of business combinations, and tax effect accounting.
  2. For given business problems involving changes of business ownership, various forms of business combinations, and tax effect accounting (and combinations of these), evaluate and select the correct accounting treatment and produce correct financial statements that comply with Australian accounting standards.
  3. Critically evaluate and report on reforms in company accounting based on sound theoretical principles.
  4. Critically evaluate and report on ethical issues in company accounting based on sound theoretical principles.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Test
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Test
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination