ACF3900 - Global issues in accounting - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Accounting

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Nicholas McGuigan (First semester)
Dr Alessandro Ghio (Second semester)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


ACF1100, ACF2100, ACF2200, ACF2400 and ACF3200.


ACF3100 and ACF3600


This capstone unit integrates prior learning gained throughout the Bachelor of Accounting course and prepares students for transition to a professional career and for undertaking postgraduate studies. Students will be required to analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired over the course of their studies to real-world scenarios. Students will also be required to reflect on the role of accounting in organisations and society more generally, and will develop professional judgement, as well as the key skills that are expected of accountants.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate the effect of accounting policies, regulatory requirements and other external factors on organisational performance
  2. analyse business models and evaluate the drivers of competitive advantage and value creation in various organisational settings, including their impact on various stakeholders
  3. appraise the role of accounting and accountants in strategy formulation and implementation, as well as in decision-making
  4. demonstrate the ability to report, interpret and communicate effectively accounting advice and ideas, through written reports and oral presentations, at a level required for a career in accounting and business
  5. demonstrate a capacity to work independently, to self-manage, and lead and participate in teams.


Within semester assessment: 100%

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.

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