Students are required to attend three hours of teaching per week. It should be emphasised that attendance at the seminars is a necessary but not sufficient condition for adequate examination preparation.
Each week all students should study the relevant materials prescribed and attempt the assigned seminar questions PRIOR to attending the class, and participate in class discussions regarding the concepts and their application in practical cases. The weekly reading and questions guide for the semester will be available before the session starts. Weekly seminar slides will also be available before the session starts.
Each week's seminar includes a presentation by the seminar leader. The presentation aims to cover the key concepts of the unit material set for that week and is critical to the coverage and understanding of the unit content. The presentation will be complemented by working through the practical seminar questions and readings set for that week. When working through these questions it is expected that seminar participants will contribute to the discussion and raise particular issues or problems that they have had with the seminar questions. Remember that answers to these questions are not easily bracketed as “right” or “wrong” but are the product of a logical and well-structured analysis.
Although each seminar focuses on different aspect of the audit process, the students are expected to understand the overall audit process and integrate different aspects covered over the session.
Please note that solutions to the weekly seminar assigned questions will not be made available to students or recorded during the seminars. Therefore it is imperative that students attend the weekly seminar in order to correct their work and to clarify any issues they may have in understanding the material assigned.
The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.e du.au/
Changes to student timetables may only be made through eStudent. Students wishing to change their allocated seminar should log onto eStudent and enrol in a seminar where there is a vacancy. Any question of an administrative nature in relation to seminar allocations should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student enrolments must be finalised by the end of Week 1. No further changes may be made after this date.
Required and Recommended Texts
The required texts for the Unit are as follows:
Martinov-Bennie, N., Soh, D & Frohbus, K (2017) Auditing and Assurance: A Case Studies Approach, 7th Edition, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney, Australia.
This text is available in both hardcopy and eBook. And
Gay, G. and Simnett, R. (2017) Auditing & Assurance Services in Australia, 7th Edition, McGraw- Hill Education (Australia) Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW.
Additional recommended readings will be made available on the Unit webpage. Students are also encouraged to read relevant standards and guidance which are available online at http://ww w.auasb.gov.au (ASAs, ASQC, ASRS, and AGS) and http//www.apesb.org.au (APES).
The following texts are recommended as additional references if required:
Arens, A., Best, P., Shailer, G., Fielder, B., Elder, R. and Beasley, M. (2017) Auditing, Assurance Services and Ethics in Australia, 10th Edition, Pearson, Sydney, Australia.
Moroney, R., Campbell, F. and Hamilton, J. (2017) Auditing: A practical approach, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane, Australia.
Technology Used and Required
Students will need access to a personal computer and the internet to obtain seminar slides, seminar (lecture) recordings, reading and homework guide, assessment details and notices from the ACCG8125 iLearn site, as well as to complete and make submissions for the assessment tasks in this Unit.
The iLearn site for this unit can be found at: http://iLearn.mq.edu.au
You are strongly encouraged to regularly visit the website to check for important announcements and use it as a resource to enhance your learning experience.