Course Title: Emerging Issues in Accounting Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Emerging Issues in Accounting Technology

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Gilbert Ndayisaba

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2000

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the impact of existing and emerging technologies in accounting and taxation practice. By situating accounting technologies in time and place, you will understand that today’s practice has been shaped as society and technology have evolved. You will acquire a keen appreciation of how emerging technologies relate to a diversity of contemporary accounting-related settings, and how they shape and interact with multiple regulatory environments. As such, your understanding of the roles of accounting practice related to technology change will be fostered. This will be illustrated through the analysis of the impact of Blockchain and other technology. This forward-looking perspective will require you to analyse issues surrounding ethics, power and control in technology driven, digital societies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1 Reflect critically on the relationship between accounting technologies and the temporality in accounting and taxation practice.

CLO2 Consolidate and critically synthesise specialised knowledge of the regulatory environment and diversity in accounting and taxation practice.

CLO3 Critically analyse the benefits, opportunities, risks and challenges with emerging accounting technologies such as Blockchain.

CLO4 Critically analyse the role and forms of accounting and accountability, as well as conceptions of value.

CLO5 Critically analyse the changing role of, and the impact of technology on, assurance services.

CLO6 Critically reflect on ethicality, power and control in increasingly technology driven societies. 

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is delivered by mixed mode of face-to-face teaching and online learning. There will be a three-hour class per week. You are expected to be an active participant both in class and online. Your learning will be supported through in-class and online activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; and producing written work.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through our Learning Management System 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.

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

Assessment Task 1: 20%

Linked CLOs 1,2,3,4,5,6 

Assessment Task 2: 40%

Linked CLOs 2,3,4 

Assessment Task 3: 40%

Linked CLOs 1,2,3,4,5,6 


Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. Feedback for in-course assessment tasks will normally be provided within 10 working days of the deadline for submission of the assessment work or, if a student is granted an extension, within 10 working days of the date when the student submitted the work. 

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT Assessment and Assessment Flexibility Policy and procedures.