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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)


Topics include the standard-setting and regulatory framework in Australia; the various authoritative pronouncements and guidelines emerging from the conceptual framework; accounting for financial derivatives; accounting for foreign currency; intangible assets; jointly controlled ventures and the theoretical underpinnings of these topics.


Our graduates will:

  • apply a range of theories of accounting to explain financial accounting and reporting practices and appreciate the judgments, estimations and assumptions influencing accounting numbers
  • critically assess and appreciate changing influences in standard setting; the compliance regime in capital markets and impacts of regulatory requirements on financial reporting practices
  • assess the role of financial accounting in sustainable development and corporate social and environmental performance reporting
  • analyse a range of financial reporting issues, including intangible assets, financial instruments and foreign currency transactions, from both a practical and theoretical perspective; and demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce professional quality business documents to solve financial accounting problems; and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by this unit.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Michaela Rankin

Contact hours

3 hours per week






AFF9631, AFG9040, AFX5631