ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting (8)

In this subject students will explore a range of employability skills which will enhance their future transition to professional life and assist in career planning. Students will, in conjunction with the subject co-ordinator, select one of three streams of work-related activity: a structured learning experience to further develop employment skills; a new project at their usual place of employment; or a work placement at a host organisation. These streams will provide opportunities for students to consider the professional skills needed within a work environment and to develop the employability skills needed for future career progression.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ACC275. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed BUS210 or BUS220

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an understanding of concepts in ACC100 Accounting 1, ACC110 Accounting 2 and ACC200 Accounting Systems.

Subject Relationships

BUS220 The subject is similar in content but ACC275 is tailored to suit accounting students' needs
BUS210 The subject is similar in content but ACC275 is tailored to suit accounting students' needs

Incompatible Subjects

BUS210, BUS220

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify relevant work opportunities, prepare effective job applications, and set career goals;
  • be able to communicate effectively in the workplace;
  • be able to explain obligations to employers;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the obligations of a professional accountant; and
  • be able to apply the knowledge gained through university study to work environments.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Workplace communications;
  • Work ethic, time management and other workplace skills;
  • Preparing and giving presentations;
  • Professionalism and ethics;
  • Teamwork, collaboration and the work environment;
  • Negotation and assertiveness in the workplace;
  • Choosing a position;
  • Marketing yourself;
  • The interview: preparation, presentation, and feedback;
  • Mapping career development needs;
  • Career mentors; and
  • Linking theory and practice in the work environment.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 15 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are given the opportunity to develop their employability skills through 100 hours of activity completed as a work placement with a new host organisation, a new project or higher duties undertaken with a current employer; or structured learning activities.

Special Resources

Travel may be required to attend a work placement with a host organisation.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.