Course Title: Accounting, Accountability and Society

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Accounting, Accountability and Society

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ACCT1106

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

ACCT2176

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

615H Accounting

Distance / Correspondence

OUAS2PG18,
OUAS2PG19,
OUAS3PG19,
OUAS1PG20,
OUAS2PG20

Course Coordinator: Dr Sonia Magdziarz

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5737

Course Coordinator Email: sonia.magdziarz@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Melbourne City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Accounting, accountability and society focuses on an integrated and advanced understanding of accounting information systems as a social and technical practice. With the use of teamwork and collaboration, students will transform accounting approaches in a business context using creativity and initiative and reflect on their experience in this process. The exercise of professional judgement is an integral aspect of the role of an accountant and is highlighted through this course. The ability to synthesize and evaluate external financial reports and information for a range of stakeholders assists in decision making in different contexts. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of accounting as a social and technical practice with the use of professional judgement.

2. Interact and collaborate with others, in a team, and reflect on your (and other's) roles and your associated learning and development and/or enhancement of skills and knowledge from these experiences.

3. Transform accounting approaches in a workplace context, using creativity and initiative.

4. Synthesize and evaluate external financial reports and information to aid decision making in a range of contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 2

Assessment Task 2: 40% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.