Available in 2017
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Focusing upon a wide range of resources incorporating both accounting standards and national and international information sources, the course evaluates issues arising from the use of financial accounting data in a globalised environment.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Evaluate financial accounting as a mechanism for generating useful financial data;

2. Debate issues where it might appear financial accounting is not generating useful data.

3. Apply modes of inquiry and research processes to investigate and engage in contemporary financial accounting issues effective of social and cultural change.

4. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise both quantitative and qualitative data communicating outcomes in formats reflective of audience and purpose.

5. Expand your awareness of appropriate professional practice and ethical conduct across diverse financial accounting contexts and environments.

6. Engage in independent and collaborative work processes to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate a project.


Lectures will include, but not be restricted to, the following topics

  1. Images of accounting
  2. Professional responsibility
  3. Standards setting
  4. Indigenous accounting
  5. Corporate social reporting
  6. Culture and reporting
  7. New forms of reporting
  8. Human resource accounting
  9. Measurement
  10. Corporate governance

Assumed knowledge

This course replaces ACFI3020.

Assessment items

Report: Individual Research Report

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Quiz: Mid Semester Quiz

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.