units

ACF5953

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)

Synopsis

An overview of the Australian financial reporting and regulatory framework for reporting entities, including an analysis of the relevant significant accounting standards, benchmarking against the conceptual framework, professional reporting requirements and stock exchange requirements. Financial reporting for corporate groups (including the impact of control, joint control and significant influence) and selected issues in financial reporting are also explored and benchmarked against the conceptual framework.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe and compare the regulatory requirements, domestic and international, associated with the preparation of general purpose financial statement for companies
  2. apply and critique the accounting rules for entities' investments in other entities, and apply these rules to prepare consolidated financial statements
  3. analyse a number of measurement and financial reporting issues and their possible resolution, including: accounting for income tax, post-acquisition accounting for assets, and business combinations
  4. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group to produce professional quality research reports; effective individual technical skills to construct consolidated financial statements; and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by the unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Wei Lu (First semester)
Dr Karen Lai (Second semester)

Prerequisites

If students are enrolled in course 0503 there are no prerequisites. If students are enrolled in course 0748, 0790, 0826, 3843 or 4402 the prerequisite is AFX9500 or ACF5950.

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 0503,1822, 0748, 0790, 0826, 4402 or 3843 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

AFF9601, afg9073, AFX4601, AFX9530