Course Title: Report on finances related to international business

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: MKTG5791C

Course Title: Report on finances related to international business

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5219 - Diploma of International Business

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ifzal Syed - ifzal.syed@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 70

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to report on finances related to international business activity.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBFIA501A Report on finances related to international business

Element:

1. Compile financial information

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify financial information related to international business activity and separate from domestic business activity for reporting and compliance purposes
1.2. Collect relevant current financial data, convert to currency used in report, and evaluate and code to ensure consistency, quality and accuracy in accordance with organisational requirements
1.3. Use conversion and consolidation procedures to compile analysis in accordance with organisational requirements
1.4. Make, record and disclose asset and liability valuations, in accordance with organisational requirements
1.5. Identify, resolve or refer discrepancies, unusual features or queries to the appropriate authority
 

Element:

2. Ensure compliance with relevant international finance regulations

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Identify financial compliance requirements associated with international business activity for relevant international finance regulations
2.2. Access processes to ensure compliance with financial compliance requirements for relevant international finance regulations, from workplace policies and procedures, and relevant information sources
2.3. Record income and expenditure to ensure compliance with statutory requirements
2.4. Calculate liabilities for tax in accordance with relevant legislation
2.5. Identify relevant receipts, revenue documentation and payments correctly
2.6. Ensure statements and claims take full advantage of available benefits and allowances in accordance with statutory requirements
2.7. Submit statutory requirement reports to appropriate authorities within stated deadlines
 

Element:

3. Provide financial business recommendations

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Derive recommendations logically and support with evidence in report
3.2. Ensure recommendations propose constructive actions to enhance the effectiveness and efficacy of functions and services related to international business activity
3.3. Ensure recommendations are concise and facilitate direction and control of organisation's international operations
3.4. Identify and prioritise significant issues in statements, including comparative financial performances, for review and decision making
3.5. Ensure structure and format of reports are clear and conform to organisational and statutory requirements
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit will deliver the ability to compile required financial information; identify and meet compliance requirements of relevant international, Australian and overseas finance regulations; and analyse the financial information to frame recommendations to improve compliance and the effectiveness of international business activity.


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative class room based activities.

The self-based activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and will include student contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice skills in a simulated workplace environment.


Teaching Schedule

Week    Date       Topics
18 JulyIntroduction to course and administration requirements
215 JulyAccounting Concepts
322 JulyAccounting Process
429 JulyAccounting Reports - Balance Sheet
55 AugAccounting Reports - Profit and Loss
612 AugWorkshop on first assessment
719 AugStatement of Cash Flow - Assessment 1 Due
826 AugRatio Analysis
  Mid-Semester Break
99 SepInternational Financial Reporting
1016 SepCash Flow techniques - Assessment 2 Due
1123 SepExchange Rates, Currency Conversions
1230 SepBudgeting and Analysis - Budgets and Preparation
137 OctBudgeting and Analysis - Variance Analysis
1414 OctTaxes and Financing - Assessment 3 Due
1521 OctRevision
1628 OctFeedback and individual interviews


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Task 1 Due end of Week 7 - Prepare General journal, post information to relevant ledgers and conduct a trial balance.

Assessment Task 2 - Due end of Week 10 - Portfolio of Documents and Presentation

Assesment Task 3 - Due end of Week 14 - Major Report.

Submission Requirements

Assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard.

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.


 


Assessment Matrix

Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.


Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to the task

2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in the assessments system. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all requirements in all the assessment tasks.

3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing pertinent issues and how these might be addressed.

4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
If required by the teacher we would expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.

5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to management issues in the workplace.


Final Grades table:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Other Information

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities including face to face classes, lectures. Workshops and seminars; workplace visits, on line learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours also covers the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

Regardless of the mode of delivery, it represents a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete a particular competency/module. This may include the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
 

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