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Auditing (11218.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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The unit provides an overview of audit as part of the assurance service industry and its legal, professional and institutional environment. The unit examines the legal and ethical responsibilities of auditors, auditor independence and a range of risk factors auditors need to deal with. Students are also introduced to key practical concepts of an audit in a computer-based environment in order to plan and apply audit procedures effectively.

This unit is co-taught with 6223 Auditing PG.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the reasons for an assurance service, such an audit of financial statements as a means of risk management;

2. Identify key relevant legal, ethical and professional aspects that affect the responsibilities of auditors;

3. Design audit plans and apply appropriate audit procedures required in assessing business risks and collecting audit evidence through control tests and substantive tests;

4. Evaluate audit evidence as a basis to form an audit opinion;

5. Prepare and communicate audit opinions; and

6. Evaluate key developments in audit research and how these research developments have informed auditors and users of audit reports.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and discussion, one 1 hour interactive workshop and, one 1 hour hour problem based learning and problem solving activity (tutorial session) on-campus per week.


11216 Accounting and Decision Support Systems.



Assumed Knowledge

Students enrolled in this unit should have a basic understanding and practical knowledge of accounting. They should be able to prepare financial statements.

Incompatible Units

6223 Auditing PG.

Equivalent Units

6398 Auditing.

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