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CPA - Ethics and Governance - ACCG913

This important unit introduces and explains core professional capabilities that must be possessed by accountants. It explores and analyses the roles and functions of the accounting profession and its impact on and interface with society at large. It considers in detail a wide variety of issues including general theories of ethics and also the nature and application of the mandatory accounting professional ethical framework. The unit explores a range of governance issues that must be understood by accountants, including corporate social responsibility, corporate law and competition and consumer law. ‘Corporate social responsibility’ aspects are wide-ranging and include environmental and social reporting and intergenerational concerns. Students’ skills are extended with a focus on both developing practical problem solving capabilities and effective communication in complex managerial and related circumstances. This unit is undertaken concurrently with the student being also enrolled in the Ethics and Governance segment of the CPA Australia Professional Program.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

City S1 Day - City, Session 1, Day, February to June

City S2 Day - City, Session 2, Day, August to November

Staff Contact(s): Accounting and Corporate Governance staff

(Admission to MAdvProfAcc and 4cp at 800 level) or (16cp at 600 level and ACCG921 and ACCG923 and ACCG926 and ((AFIN858 and ACCG922) or (admission to (MAccg(Adv) or MAccg))  Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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