ACCT5705 Chartered Accountants Capstone

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This capstone unit integrates knowledge from the technical units and skills from practical experience in developing the professional competence required to become a Chartered Accountant. While the unit requires candidates to apply technical skills and current knowledge, the focus is on the development of competencies that candidates will need to function effectively in the professional environment.

The unit is based on the analysis and evaluation of business problems. These may include accounting and finance issues, ethics, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting.
Students are able to (1) develop technical expertise by considering integrating business problems that are layered with real-life issues; (2) develop your professional skills to become a business influencer; (3) demonstrate teamwork and problem-solving skills in real world, open ended scenarios; and (4) integrate your technical knowledge, ethics, corporate governance, strategy and corporate social responsibility.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment; (2) team presentation; and (3) exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Phil Hancock
Unit rules
ACCT5701 Audit and Assurance, ACCT5702 Taxation Australia, ACCT5703 Management Accounting and Applied Finance and ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a WAM of 65%
ACCT5501 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Contact hours
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
  • If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.