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CO5118 - Auditing and Assurance Services

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Course or course code of students permitted to enrol: Students enrolled in any postgraduate certificates, diplomas or degrees offered by the University are permitted to enrol in this subject. Course or course code of students not permitted to enrol: Students enrolled in any undergraduate qualifications offered by the University are not permitted to enrol in this subject.

This subject examines the practice of auditing and the relevant underlying concepts. Although the emphasis is on the statutory audit, other topics include: risk analysis; analytical review; statistical sampling techniques; auditing in a computer information systems environment and audit reporting.

Learning Outcomes

  • collaborate effectively with team members, to assume leadership and to manage differences and conflicts;
  • describe the assurance functions processes and practices and critically appraise the importance of assurance reports;
  • explain and apply the professional, legal, ethical, commercial and regulatory framework within which financial audits and other audit related and assurance engagements are carried out;
  • evaluate the levels of risks inherent in financial accounting reports, the persuasiveness of forms of evidence available to the auditor and plan appropriate evidence gathering tasks to minimise overall assurance risk;
  • distinguish between the types of audit reports and choose an appropriate opinion;
  • effectively communicate orally and in writing the findings of an audit investigation.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: (CO5107 OR CO5122) AND CO5121 AND CO5117
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO5106

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mr Douglas Dunstan
Lecturer: Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Mr Douglas Dunstan
Lecturer: Dr Bandula Nambukara-Gamage.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Mr Douglas Dunstan
Lecturer: Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 1, External
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Mr Mohammad Azim.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online Collaborate sessions 1 hour per week
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.