ACCT5705 Chartered Accountants Capstone

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (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
ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT5501 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Contact hours
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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