Course Title: Monitor corporate governance activities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6163 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Course Title: Monitor corporate governance activities

Portfolio: Vocational Education

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)

ACCT5430C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email: doug.gourlay@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research corporate governance reporting trends, examine corporate governance standards and practices, and review compliance to develop and implement processes and procedures for meeting corporate governance obligations.

It applies to individuals who use current and specialised knowledge and analytical skills to provide advice on organisational processes to meet compliance and management requirements.

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

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACC624 Monitor corporate governance activities

Elements:

1. Establish corporate governance standards and practices

2. Identify corporate governance reporting trends

3. Determine processes for corporate governance compliance

4. Review corporate governance compliance


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • research corporate governance reporting trends and apply research to organisational practices
  • determine processes for monitoring corporate governance compliance
  • examine and review corporate governance standards and practices following:
  • professional accounting standards
  • organisational policies and procedures
  • statutory and regulatory requirements.


Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.


Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge to effectively complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, and to manage tasks and reasonably foreseeable contingencies in the context of the work role.

  • Key features of documentation required to monitor corporate governance activities, including:
  • authority regulations and requirements
  • current financial legislative, statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Current formats required for submission of statutory returns
  • Ethical considerations relating to compliance and governance
  • Key management processes that support corporate governance
  • Forms and functions of employee records
  • Key principles of:
  • internal control
  • valuation and common methods of depreciation
  • Significance of performance indicators and key result areas to monitoring corporate governance activities


Assessment Conditions

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

  • office equipment, technology, software and consumables required to monitor corporate governance activities, including:
  • access to the internet
  • an integrated financial software system and data
  • corporate governance documentation and organisational operational policies and procedures.


Assessors of this unit must satisfy the assessor requirements in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

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.