Unit Outline BFA707 The Accounting Framework Summer School 2008

Unit Outline BFA707 The Accounting Framework Summer School 2008
BFA707
The Accounting Framework
Summer School 2008
School of Accounting and Corporate Governance
Faculty of Business
Unit Outline
Debbie Wills
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
Contact details
Unit coordinator/lecturer
Unit coordinator/lecturer:
Campus:
Room:
e-mail:
phone:
fax:
Consultation hours:
Debbie Wills BCom Hons
Hobart
416
[email protected]
(03) 6226 7591
(03) 6226 7845
To be advised in the first Lecture
© The University of Tasmania 2008
Contents
Page
1. Unit Description
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2. Learning Outcomes
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3. Generic graduate attributes
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4. Learning resources required
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5. Details of teaching arrangements
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6. Unit schedule
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7. Learning expectations and strategies
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8. Specific attendance/performance requirements
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9. Assessment details
12
10. Assessment/learning outcomes/generic attributes matrix 15
11. How your final result is determined
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12. Submission of assignments
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13. Requests for extensions
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14. Penalties
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15. Academic referencing
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16. Plagiarism
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17. Further information and assistance
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1.
Unit Description
The main aim of this unit is to provide you with a foundation of accounting ideas,
concepts, skills and language to the standard that you need to study further units in
this Masters program, and that are relevant to your present or future practical work
experiences. This Unit has been designed to fill this role.
All the topics covered in this unit are outlined in the Unit Schedule. You will begin by
learning the basic principles and ideas underpinning a system used to process, record
and report accounting information. This system is referred to as accrual accounting.
The principles and ideas form the theory that explains why economic events (money
transactions) are recorded and reported the way they are in practice. We do this from
the point of view of accountants and managers who prepare accounting reports (a
preparer perspective).
As part of accrual accounting you will learn about five elements of financial reports
(assets, liabilities, owners’ equity, revenue and expenses), the stages of the accounting
cycle, and the techniques accountants use to measure and record the above elements.
This also means you must learn the format of three financial reports (balance sheet,
income statement and cash flow statement) and some aspects of systems design and
internal control. You will end up by learning some techniques for analysing financial
reports from the point of view of people outside the business who rely on the reports
for information (a user perspective).
2.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. apply the double entry convention to a given transaction data set, and
manually proceed through the steps of the traditional accounting cycle;
from initial analysis of the transactions, to recording and processing of the
data, accrual adjustments and closing entries, through to the preparation of
financial reports
2. apply the double entry convention to problems involving the purchase,
valuation and recognition, and disposal of inventory and non-current assets
3. identify, explain and critically appraise the principles underlying the
procedures identified in learning outcomes 1 and 2 above
4. from a given transaction data set, prepare a bank reconciliation statement
5. identify and discuss the general principles involved in achieving effective
internal control within a business
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6. from a given transaction data set, use a general ledger computer package to
generate various financial reports
3.
Generic graduate attributes
By undertaking this unit you will progress in the development of the University of
Tasmania Generic Graduate Attributes in the following ways:
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Knowledge - being able to discuss and apply a range of underlying
concepts and principles relevant to the practice of accounting.
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Communication skills - through written and numerical activities
designed to effectively communicate across a range of contexts; the
presentation of well-reasoned arguments; working in groups; and being
able to access and organise information from a variety of media.
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Problem-solving skills - conceptualising problems and formulating
solutions; the interpretation and analysis of data; effectively working with
others; and the search, evaluation and use of appropriate information, will
enhance your ability to think logically and critically appraise a range of
issues.
Learning resources required
Requisite texts
You must purchase your own copy of the prescribed textbook:
Trotman, K. and Gibbins, M., 2005, Financial Accounting: An Integrated Approach
(Third Edition), Nelson ITP, Melbourne.
Recommended text
Fleet, W, Summers, J. and Smith, B (2nd Edition), 2006, Communication Skills
Handbook for Accounting, John Wiley & Sons, Brisbane.
In addition to the prescribed text you will need to purchase a package of materials that
includes lecture overhead slides and case studies, tutorial activities and case studies.
This package can be purchased from the University’s printery, Uniprint.
You will also need to purchase the Tomass Tanks V.16 MYOB Accounting Practice
Set and will be required to complete an assignment based on this practice set (see
assessment details below). You will be required to work on this assignment in groups
of two or three so take this into account when purchasing the practice set.
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E- (electronic) resources
MyLO
General
MyLo is an internet service that has been adopted by the University and will be used
in this unit. MyLO may be accessed on computers in computing laboratories at the
University or on your computer at home or at work. Information about accessing and
using this service, about required computer specifications and frequently asked
questions, and about how to get help if you experience difficulties, is available at the
following University website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/coursesonline/
You are strongly advised to visit this site and become familiar with the features of
Vista, especially if you have not used it before. Here are some important points about
accessing our web site:
Access to MyLO
You can access your MyLO from the Student Page on the University’s web site:
Current Students ËLOGIN [email protected] or go directly to the web address noted
above:
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Enter your email POP account “Username” (for example, dsmith) and your
“Password”. These are identical to the pop account/email username and
password that you are given with your enrolment confirmation form. If you
forget your pop account username, contact the Help Desk (see page 8 under
‘getting assistance with MyLO’). Both MyLO and e-mail passwords must
remain the same. If you are going to change your password, change your email password first.
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When you enter your user name and password, click on OK and choose
“BFA707” from the list of units (subjects) in which you are enrolled. [NOTE:
Another box may periodically appear when using the University network
which asks you to verify your user name & password, this is simply a security
device – enter your password when asked & click OK].
o MyLO will automatically check that your browser is properly
configured. If the MyLO ‘browser checker’ window appears – scroll
down to make sure you have a tick in each area shown – then close the
window.
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From the Unit’s homepage click on the area you wish to access e.g. “Unit
Information”.
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PDF files
Many of the files made available through MyLO (eg: in the ‘Unit Resources’ area)
will be in Portable Document Format (PDF). These files can be viewed from within
your web browser or separately by using a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This software is already installed on the machines in the Faculty Computing
Laboratory, but can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe site should you
want a copy for another machine. At time of writing the required URL was:
http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep2.html. To print PDF files
make sure you use the print option in the PDF window NOT the print function on the
top toolbar of your screen.
Moving around in MyLO
To navigate through the various facilities offered in MyLO always click on the
appropriate underlined word in the MyLO window. You can use any of the following
pathways:
• ‘breadcrumbs’ – i.e. ËHome Page ËUnit Information ËUnit Outline,
located directly above the ‘Table of Contents’ list;
• ‘Go To…’ drop down menu situated above the ‘breadcrumbs’; or
• the features listed on the toolbar next to the “Go To” option.
MyLO features that will be used in this unit include the following:
“Unit Information” – files will be placed here by the Lecturer including the Unit
Outline, Faculty Guide for Students, Tutorial Information (Allocations for Tutorial
groups), Past Examination Papers, Examination Comment and Revision, and Useful
links and Contact Information. Copies of the files can be printed by students.
“Unit Resources” – files will be placed in this area by the Lecturer that contain
lecture materials, slides and other materials for lectures, and assignments. Copies of
the files can be printed by students.
“MyLO Help / Support” – in this area there is a link to the University’s ‘learning
online’ support page.
You will also notice that there a tabs on the toolbar at the top of the screen that allow
you to access “Announcements” posted by your lecturers, “Mail”, “Discussions” and
“Assessments”. You can use the “Assessments” tab, for example, to access the
online quizzes for each topic that are explained below. The “Mail” area can be used
to forward emails to your lecturer, although using the email address provided inside
the cover of this unit outline may provide a quicker response.
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WARNING: Your MyLO mail is NOT automatically connected to your
university email address, which means you will need to check it separately.
So that you don’t miss anything it is a good idea to forward your MyLO
emails to your university email address or the one you use most often.
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Some other points about the use of MyLO:
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If using MyLO on a computer in a public place, quit the browser when you have
finished to ensure that other people can not gain unauthorised access.
Netiquette is a term for standards that govern computer-mediated communication.
As participants of online discussion groups, all students are expected to observe
the University’s Information Technology Facilities Use Guidelines. So that all
students may feel encouraged to participate, rude comments that are harassing or
discriminatory are not acceptable. Remember that discussion postings are widely
read, and that some people taking the unit may have very different backgrounds,
customs and experiences to your own.
Getting assistance with MyLO:
If you have difficulty in gaining access to or using MyLO you can contact the Help
Desk Tel: (03) 6226 1818 (1300 304 903 Freecall – Tasmanian land lines only) or
send an e-mail message detailing your problem to: [email protected]
5.
Details of teaching arrangements
This Summer School unit has been arranged around eleven, 3 or 4 hour contact
sessions with your lecturer. Each session generally comprises a one hour lecture and
a 2 hour tutorial/workshop session.
You will also need to spend approximately 4 hours per topic on preparation for
lectures and other contact sessions, independent study tasks, assignments, and revision
for tests and the final examination
(a)
Lectures
Lectures will be used to introduce the various topics that we will cover in the unit.
Section 6 of this Unit Outline gives you the program of lecture topics. The package of
materials that you have to purchase includes copies of the slides and case studies that
will be used in lectures. You should bring the relevant handouts to each lecture.
It would be a good idea for you to read through the slides before each lecture. By
having these materials with you, you will reduce the amount of writing that you need
to do in lectures. The slides are not a substitute for the notes you will need to take
when reading from the text. They are only a brief outline of each topic but they will
provide a structure for discussion in the lectures.
Note that important information not contained in the handouts will also be provided in
lectures. For example, lectures will be used to explain arrangements for tests, the
assignment and the final examination. Notice of these arrangements will also be
provided on MyLO after the relevant lecture.
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(b)
Independent study tasks
Having attended a lecture, you will undertake the independent study tasks related to
the topic for that topic. This will involve you doing the following:
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reading from the text book where indicated
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preparing answers to various problems from the text book
You will find an introduction to each topic, a set of learning objectives for each
session, and details about independent study tasks on the unit’s MyLO site. Solutions
to the independent study problems will be placed on the web site at the end of each
session so that you can check your answers.
You will also find a series of multi-choice quizzes on the unit’s MyLO site. Feedback
explaining the correct answer to each question in these quizzes is provided as soon as
you complete a quiz. You can attempt the quizzes as many times as you like. No
assessment marks have been allocated to these quizzes but your attempts at the
questions will be monitored, and you will be encouraged to attempt the quizzes if you
fail to do so. One incentive for you to complete the quizzes at the end of each session
is that a small selection of them will be included on the final examination. Note that
all but two of the quizzes contain ten questions: the sets for session 4 and 9 contain
only six questions.
(c)
Tutorials/Workshops
The tutorial/workshop program is designed to work in the following way. Having
attended a lecture on a particular topic, and having completed the independent study
tasks related to that topic, you then attend a tutorial/workshop to participate in
activities related to the topic. Students will be provided opportunities to discuss and
ask questions about previously introduced topics in tutorials/workshops. By attending
tutorials/workshops, you should be able to satisfy yourself that you understand the
important issues related to each topic, and you should take the opportunity to ask
questions.
A schedule of tutorial/workshop problems is provided in Section 6 of this Unit
Outline. Included in the package of materials that you are required to purchase are the
activities for each tutorial/workshop. You should bring the relevant handout to each
session. You will note that some of the activities are based on problems from the text
so you will also need to bring the text with you when required. Please ensure you
bring the relevant handout or the text to each session.
Suggested answers to
problems tackled in tutorial sessions will be available on the unit’s MyLO site at the
end of each session.
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6. Unit schedule (Problem and page numbers in this table refer to the prescribed text book.)
Session
Date
beginning
Topic
Hour One
Hour Two
Hour Three
Hour Four
Monday 7th
January
Financial
accounting revisited
/ the Accounting
Cycle
Topic 1 Lecture
Lousie Waddell and
other activites
Mac’s Electrics
2
Wednesday
9th January
Completing the
accounting cycle
Topic 3 Lecture
Meg Bruce
Hairdressing Salon
Commercial Art Ltd
3
Friday 11th
January
Subsidiary ledgers
and special journals
Topic 4 Lecture
R James Electronics
Recover Upholstery
Repairs
4
Monday 14th
January
Test 1
Harry Comfort
Blundell Merchandising
5
Wednesday
16th January
Internal control and
cash
Topic 5 Lecture
Problem 6.24 p 330 /
Learner’s World
Pan Pac Pies / Hiking
Adventures
6
Friday 18th
January
Inventory
Topic 6 Lecture (a)
Scottsdale Electronics /
Annette Isles
Thorpee’s Jeans
Topic 6 Lecture (b) /
Assignment
information session
7
Monday 21st
January
Non-current assets
Test 2
Topic 7 Lecture
Problems 8.8 and 8.10
p396, Hume Ltd
Bristoe Stores
8
Wednesday
23rd January
Completing the
balance sheet
Topic 8 Lecture
Franco Ltd
Norwood Ltd
Ratio Analysis Lecture
9
Friday 25th
January
Cash flow
statements
Topic 9 Lecture
Hooligan Ltd
Willard ltd
Ratio Analysis
Workshop
10
Tuesday 29th
January
Accounting Policy
Choice
Topic 10 Lecture
Taj Ltd
Problem 13.20 p620
Assignment Due
11
Wednesday
30th January
Unit Review
Revision Workshop
Revision Workshop
1
Topic 2 Lecture
Exam period Feb 4th-8th
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7.
Learning expectations and strategies
Expectations
The University is committed to high standards of professional conduct in all activities,
and holds its commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount
importance. Likewise, it holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as
they pursue their studies within the special environment the University offers.
The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the
teaching/learning environment. They must attend classes when and
as required, strive to maintain steady progress within the subject
or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and submit
required work on time.
Learning strategies
Encouraging you to study and learn independently is an important goal of university
education. It is a feature of a reflective approach to learning in which you reflect on
what it is you are learning and how you plan your learning strategy. It is therefore
vitally important that your preparation work be done before you attend classes.
Otherwise, you will gain very little from attendance, and will be unable to contribute
to the development of group knowledge.
Depending on your literacy and numeracy, you should achieve success in this
unit if you:
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keep up-to-date with the reading and WebCT Vista self-assessment quizzes;
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complete the independent study tasks; attend classes; ask questions;
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practice newly acquired skills;
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consolidate your reading by making appropriate short notes and summaries;
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prepare for and actively participate in the tutorial and workshop sessions;
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take responsibility for your own learning; and, if necessary, make use of the
support services that are available.
If you fall behind with your work you will find that you have too much to make up
before the examination and will be under-prepared.
8.
Specific attendance/performance requirements
There are no specific attendance requirements for this unit, however in order to pass
the unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and you must submit
the assignment (see assessment details below).
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Absence from tests
If you miss a test for an acceptable reason (for example, if a medical certificate is
provided to the lecturer), the weighting for the test will be added to the weighting for
the final examination. In other words, the final examination would then be worth 75%
of your final assessment. Alternative test papers will not be set if you miss a test.
Work commitments are not considered an acceptable reason for missing a test.
Absence from classes
If you miss any timetabled session, it is your responsibility to obtain any information
that you have missed. As explained above, announcements made in lectures,
workshop solutions, and solutions to tutorial problems will be available through the
unit’s WebCT Vista site.
9. Assessment details
Assessment schedule
Task
Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Assessment
Short Practical Assignment
Test 1: topics from sessions 1 - 3
Test 2: topics from sessions 5-7
Percent
weighting
Date
3pm Friday 11th Jan
5%
th
Monday 14 Jan
10%
st
Monday 21 Jan
Task 4
Assignment: MYOB practice set
Exam
End of semester examination – 3 hours
th
15%
3pm Tuesday 29 Jan
10 %
60 %
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Assessment task 1 – 5%
Task Description
Short Practical Assignment
You will be required to complete a short practical accounting
task demonstrating competency in completing basic journal
entires. The assignment will be given to students in the first
session.
Task length
None
Links to unit’s learning
outcomes
Learning outcomes 1 and 3
Assessment criteria
Correctness of answers to procedural and numerical questions.
Date Due
3pm Friday 11th January
Assessment task 2 – 10%
Task Description
Test 1: will be held during your normal lecture time on
Monday 14th January. The test will cover topics from sessions
1 to 3 and will require you to prepare a variety of adjusting and
closing journal entries as well as answer a number of other
short written and numerical questions. More details about the
test will be provided in lectures in the session prior to the test.
If you miss this test for an ‘acceptable reason’ the weighting
will be added to that of the final examination.
Task length
50 minutes plus 5 minutes reading time
Links to unit’s learning
outcomes
Learning outcomes 1 and 3
Assessment criteria
Correctness of answers to procedural and numerical questions
and quality of answers to short written questions (substance,
relevance, clarity of expression).
Date Due
Monday 14th January
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Assessment task 3 – 15%
Task Description
Test 2: will be held during your normal lecture time on Friday
21st January. The test will cover topics from sessions 5 to 7
and will require you to prepare a variety of journal entries
related to theses topics, to prepare a bank reconciliation
statement, and to answer a number of short written questions.
More details about the test will be provided in the session prior
to the test. If you miss this test for an ‘acceptable reason’ the
weighting will be added to that of the final examination.
Task length
50 minutes plus 5 minutes reading time
Links to unit’s learning
outcomes
Learning outcomes 1 to 5
Assessment criteria/
Correctness of answers to procedural questions and quality of
answers to short written questions (substance, relevance, clarity
of expression).
Date Due
Monday 21st January
Assessment task 4 – 10%
Task Description
Assignment - MYOB accounting practice set:
Based on the set of transaction details provided in the Tomass
Tanks MYOB V.16 practice set, you will use the accounting
software package MYOB to generate a series of financial
reports. Detailed information about the assignment
requirements will be handed out to you and discussed in session
6. Since the assignment requires an understanding of topics
covered in the first five sessions of the unit, it would be
inappropriate for you to begin the assignment before that time.
You are required to work in groups of two or three on the
assignment. If you are having difficulty finding yourself a
group, your lecturer will be happy to group you with another
student.
Links to unit’s learning
outcomes
Learning outcome 6
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Assessment criteria
The mark that you receive for this assignment will depend on
the extent to which the financial reports that you submit are
correct, given the transaction data set that you will be using.
Date due
3pm Tuesday 29th January
Final Exam – 60%
Description/conditions
Closed book examination – 3 hours duration
The exam will enable you to demonstrate breadth and depth of
understanding across all the unit material. All topics covered
in the unit are examinable.
Information about the examination will be given in the last
lecture of the semester.
Date
The final exam is conducted by the University Registrar in the
formal examination period. See the Current Students
homepage (Examinations and Results) on the University’s
website. You will be informed about the exact day and time of
this examination when this information becomes available.
10. Assessment/Learning Outcomes/Generic Graduate
Attributes Matrix
Assessment task: 1
Practical Assignment
Assessment task: 2
Test 1 (covering sessions 1 to 4)
Assessment task: 3
Test 2 (covering sessions 5 to 7)
Assessment task: 4
MYOB practice set
Final Examination:
3 hour - closed book
Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcome 1
Learning outcome 2
Learning outcome 3
Learning outcome 4
Learning outcome 5
Learning outcome 6
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11. How your final result is determined
Your final result is determined simply by adding your weighted marks for the
different assessment components of the unit. To obtain a pass grade or better in the
unit, the sum of four weighted marks must be 50% or more of the marks available.
12. Submission of assignments
Assignments are to be presented and submitted in accordance with the Faculty of
Business Guide for Students - Presentation and Submission of Assignments issued by
the Faculty of Business. The assignment in this unit must be submitted by 3pm on 29th
January. Assignments are to be submitted via the assignment box, Level 5, Commerce
Building, Hobart campus. You must attach a signed cover page to your assignment
declaring that all material submitted is your own except where there is clear
acknowledgement or reference to the work of others. This sheet is available on the
Unit’s MyLo site. In relation to this point your attention is drawn to the University’s
rules on plagiarism, and to section 16 of this Unit Outline. Assignments will be
marked as quickly as possible after all have been submitted, and returned with
comments and grades awarded.
13. Requests for extensions
Consistent with the Faculty’s policy on late submission, extensions of time will only
be granted on medical or compassionate grounds. They will not be granted because
of work or other commitments. Requests for extension must be made to the unit
coordinator in writing on the School’s Application for Late Submission Form
(available on MyLO) before the due date of the assignment. Medical certificates or
other evidence, which supports the application, must be attached and must contain
information which justifies the extension sought.
14. Penalties
Late Submission of Continuous Coursework
Assignments that are not handed in by the due date will have marks deducted, unless a
signed and approved late submission form is attached. The penalty for late
submission of assignments in this unit is 10% of the available mark for each day the
assignment is late.
Failure to attach group performance form and/or cover sheet
When handing in the MYOB assignment, those students who worked in groups must
complete and submit a group performance form providing details about how you
shared work on the assignment. This form will be handed out with the assignment
information sheet. A copy will also be available on MyLO. Failure to attach this
form will incur a penalty of 3 marks. You are also required to attach a cover sheet to
your assignment, failure to do so will mean your assignment will be returned to you
for re-submission with the proper form attached. An automatic penalty of 3 marks
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will be deducted from the re-submitted assignment. Cover sheets are available on the
unit web site under ‘Unit information’.
15. Academic referencing
As explained above, the assignment in this unit does not require you to submit any
researched written work so correct referencing will not be an issue. The following
insert about referencing is included for your information.
In written work you need to support your ideas by referring to scholarly literature,
works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you understand how to correctly
refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity. Failure to appropriately
acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty (plagiarism), a
matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence. The appropriate
referencing style in units offered by the School of Accounting and Corporate
Governance is the Harvard referencing method. The recommended text for this unit,
Fleet, W, Summers, J. and Smith, B (2nd Edition), 2006, Communication Skills
Handbook for Accounting, John Wiley & Sons, Brisbane, provides detailed
information about using the Harvard referencing system. Further information on
presentation of assignments, including referencing styles is available at:
http://www.utas.edu.au/library/assist/gpoa/gpoa.html
You can also access information about referencing style in the Faculty of Business
Guide for Students available via WebCT Vista or from the school’s website http://www.utas.edu.au/accfin/studentres.htm.
16. Plagiarism
Please read the following statement on plagiarism. Should you require clarification
please see your unit coordinator or lecturer.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else's thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own; for example, using an author's words without
putting them in quotation marks and citing the source, using an author's ideas without proper
acknowledgment and citation, copying another student's work.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.utas.edu.au/tl/supporting/academicintegrity/index.html.
The intentional copying of someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable
by penalties that may range from a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most
serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit, a course or the University. Details of penalties that
can be imposed are available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic
Misconduct, see http://www.utas.edu.au/universitycouncil/legislation/
The University reserves the right to submit assignments to plagiarism
detection software, and might then retain a copy of the assignment on its
database for the purpose of future plagiarism checking.
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For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see
http://www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and
Feedback’ on the Current Students homepage.
17. Further information and assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assignments, have personal or
life planning issues, disability or illness which may affect your course of study, you
are advised to raise these with your lecturer in the first instance.
There is a range of University-wide support services available to you including
Student Services, International Services and Learning Development. Please refer to
the Current Students homepage at: http://www.utas.edu.au/students/
Should you require assistance in accessing the Library visit their website for more
information at http://www.utas.edu.au/library/
If you have a problem…
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of an administrative nature please see your lecturer
of an academic nature, please ask questions during tutorial sessions. For individual
assistance, you are encouraged to see your lecturer during her "consultation hours"
if you have problems using MyLO, contact the service desk
Website: http://www.utas.edu.au/servicedesk/student/index.html
Telephone: 6226 1818
Email: [email protected]
if you have any concerns in relation to this unit, then in the first instance you should
discuss the matter with your lecturer. However, if you do not feel comfortable
approaching your lecturer, or if you have a discussion with your lecturer and are not
satisfied with the outcome, then you are encouraged to contact the following
Ombudsperson, who also teaches in the School of Accounting and Corporate
Governance.
Ms Simone Bingham
Room: 421, Commerce Building,
Hobart
Ph:
(+61 3) 6226 2314
E-mail:[email protected]
Discussions with Simone will be kept in the strictest confidence. If you wish to
pursue the matter further, they will provide advice as to how this can be done. The
University also has formal policies, which can be accessed at:
http://www.admin.utas.edu.au/ac_serv/complaints_info.html
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STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES –University & Faculty Equity Plans:
Goal 1 of the University of Tasmania Equity Plan provides for: “An inclusive
teaching and learning environment that values diversity, supports the pursuit of
academic excellence and produces high quality education and employment results for
all students and staff”. The Faculty of Business Equity Plan facilitates the University
Plan at an operational level and has developed an ‘Action Plan’. The Action Plan for
Goal 1 lays down procedures to ensure that all students, including those with
disabilities, have equal access to lecture and course materials. The School of
Accounting & Corporate Governance complies with these procedures.
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