Course Title: Evaluate organisation's financial performance

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6148 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Course Title: Evaluate organisation's financial performance

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ACCT5390C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Ben Sethia

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5982

Course Contact Email: ben.sethia@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate returns to operations, determine short-term and long-term needs, and evaluate an organisation’s financial position and performance.

It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised knowledge and skills to evaluate complex financial information and make recommendations relevant to strategic organisational activity.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACC608 Evaluate organisations financial performance

Elements:

1. Evaluate returns to operations

2. Determine short-term and long-term needs

3. Review performance


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • evaluate returns to operations using standard financial analysis and accounting techniques, and following organisational policy and procedures
  • determine long-term and short-term organisational needs
  • review and monitor financial performance across an organisation
  • assess risk strategies and make recommendations regarding financial performance
     

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • discuss techniques for developing long-term and short-term plans, and determining financial priorities
  • explain the purpose and key features of standard financial analysis techniques and business review processes
  • explain the role of audits in evaluating financial performance
  • discuss ethical considerations in evaluating financial performance
  • identify and explain the key features of financial legislation relating to the evaluation of financial performance
  • identify and explain the key principles of:
    • cash flow and budgetary control
    • cost–benefit analysis and use of forecasting techniques
    • internal control, including statutory requirements
  • outline the key features of organisational structures and lines of management authority
  • discuss strategies for risk identification and management

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the accounting field of work and include access to:

  • a range of common office equipment, technology, software and consumables
  • an integrated financial software system and data

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.