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 two streams of work-related activity: 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.

Availability

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

SY/US

Duration

One session

School

School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Accounting.  Not available to students enrolled in the  Bachelor of Accounting at Study Centre.  Study Centre students will enrol in ACC276.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Subject Relationships

ACC276 Paired Subject
BUS220 Similar content
BUS221 Similar content
BUS210 Similar content

Incompatible Subjects

ACC276, BUS210, BUS220, BUS221

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define, evaluate, and reflect on employability skills and graduate attributes to plan appropriate professional development activities.
  • be able to explore, develop and evaluate a personal career plan.
  • be able to learn and assess through reflection.
  • be able to prepare an effective job application.
  • be able to explore and enhance personal brand development through academic application and self-development.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Journal keeping and reflective practice
  • Employability skills in Accounting professional practise
  • Graduate skills
  • Personal branding
  • Career planning
  • Job application

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ACC275 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
All streams - form a: stream/placement approval
0
10
Stream 3 - assignment 5: career research report
0
11
Stream 3 - assignment 6: professional obligations
0
12
Stream 3 - assignment 7: mock job interview
0
2
Stream 1 & 2 - form b: business student placement
0
3
Stream 1 & 2 - assignment 1: pre-placement report
0
4
All streams - assignment 2: mock job application
0
5
Stream 1 & 2 - assignment 3: placement
0
6
Stream 1 & 2 - assignment 4: post-placement report
0
7
Stream 1 & 2 - form c: attendance record
0
8
Stream 1 & 2 - form d: student review
0
9
Stream 1 & 2 - form e: placement evaluation
0

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.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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