ACCOUNTING WORK PLACEMENT

ACC3AWP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The practicum programme has been developed to allow students to extend their formal academic learning beyond the classroom. It aims to provide students with a "capstone" experience for final year Accounting students, which means that it allows students to bring their learning from University into the work place and test out their knowledge in a "real world" job. It brings together the expertise of industry partners and La Trobe University staff for the benefit of the student's professional development.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Parkes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ACC2CAD & ACC2CRE & ACC3TAX

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions BAcc students must have completed 240 CP. Approved double degree students must have completed 360 CP. Student may be concurrently enrolled in ACC2CAD and ACC2CRE at application.Students who do not meet requirements may be accepted at the discretion of Subject Coordinator. Core choice in Commerce degrees.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to apply disciplinary specific knowledge to the workplace.

Activities:
Students will acquire skills in the practical application of knowledge and team work gained from their degree course while undertaking supervised work in a real business environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Demonstrate an ability to interpret data/reports appropriate to the professional context and analyse and creatively solve complex accounting and business problems.

Activities:
Students will acquire skills in the practical application of knowledge and team work gained from their degree course while undertaking supervised work in a real business environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Engage in independent and reflective learning.

Activities:
Students will consolidate their learning from the project undertaken via a document reflecting upon specified elements of their practicum experience.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Illustrate an ability to interact effectively in the professional context with people from different backgrounds who possess a wide variety of skills sets.

Activities:
Students will acquire skills in the practical application of knowledge and team work gained from their degree course while undertaking supervised work in a real business environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Present an effective oral business presentation.

Activities:
Students will develop skills in presenting report findings via a formal business presentation to peers and industry partners.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Provide evidence of your ability to write appropriately for a variety of professional and academic contexts.

Activities:
Students will acquire skills in the practical application of knowledge and team work gained from their degree course while undertaking supervised work in a real business environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Summer 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarek Rana

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 05 - 06
Two 4.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Please check subject learning guide for Timetable arrangements. A mixture of seminar and supervisor consultation will be scheduled. Plus all students will complete practicum equal to 90 hours minimum"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000 word reflective report20 03
one 10-15 minute oral business presentation20 05
one 3,000 word business report60 01, 02, 04, 06

Bendigo, 2018, Summer 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 05 - 06
Two 4.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Please check subject learning guide for Timetable arrangements. A mixture of seminar and supervisor consultation will be scheduled. Plus all students will complete practicum equal to 90 hours minimum"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000 word reflective report20 03
one 10-15 minute oral business presentation20 05
one 3,000 word business report60 01, 02, 04, 06

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
Two 4.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Please check subject learning guide for Timetable arrangements. A mixture of seminar and supervisor consultation will be scheduled. Plus all students will complete practicum equal to 90 hours minimum"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000 word reflective report20 03
one 10-15 minute oral business presentation20 05
one 3,000 word business report60 01, 02, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Week 46-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Parkes

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 46 - 50
Two 1.0 days seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students will complete a practicum equal to 90 hours minimum"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000 word reflective report20 03
one 10-15 minute oral business presentation20 05
one 3,000 word business report60 01, 02, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Parkes

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 days seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000 word reflective report20 03
one 10-15 minute oral business presentation20 05
one 3,000 word business report60 01, 02, 04, 06