Course Title: Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

 The assessment for this course will change for all offerings in 2019



Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


615H Accounting


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 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

615H Accounting

Distance / Correspondence


Course Coordinator: Dr. Mahesh Joshi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1453

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, level 11

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course aims to provide you with an understanding of the regulation of financial reporting by Australian entities, an understanding of the conceptual framework for financial reporting, and grounding in the requirements of key accounting standards which affect financial reporting by virtually all Australian business entities.
In this course you will explore International Financial Reporting Standards, Integrated Reporting Framework issued by the International Integrated Reporting Council, research papers and accounting literature. All topics and financial reports used in this course are designed to provide an authentic learning experiences and sourced from Industry.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Interpret and apply selected International Financial Reporting Standards issued by the International Accounting Standards Board to prepare financial statements.
  2. Contribute to the preparation of general purpose financial statements including the exercise of professional judgement.
  3. Critically examine, interpret and assess the impact of current changes in financial reporting requirements in Australian and international contexts.
  4. Compare and contrast the Australian accounting regulatory environment with accounting environments of other countries.
  5. Demonstrate technical competence by applying the underlying concepts, objectives and reporting requirements relevant to a corporate accountant.
  6. Effectively communicate business information in the financial reporting context, both in verbal and written form.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning and teaching will be based around the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Framework. Your learning will occur through a variety of experiences which may include lectures, classroom activities, demonstrations and /or laboratory workshops. You may be required to critique research articles and Standard setting process, which will expose you to current issues and the development of the accounting profession.

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. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details forBusiness Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator 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.

For students enrolled in classes commencing before 31 December 2018: 

  • Assessment Item 1 - 35%, CLOs: 3,5,6
  • Assessment Item 2 - 15%, CLOs: 3,4
  • Assessment Item 3 - 50%,  CLOs: 1, 6


For students enrolled in classes commencing after 1 January 2019: 

  • Assessment Item 1 - 15%, CLOs: 3,6
  • Assessment Item 2 - 35%, CLOs: 1,3,4,5,6
  • Assessment Item 3 - 50%,  CLOs:  1,2,4,5,6

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.