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Accounting Internship Preparation (11572.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School



    This unit is designed to assist accounting students obtain internships by developing a range of professional and technical skills. Substantial evidence suggests many financial services firms view interns as expensive and risky propositions, requiring significant effort and cost to bring them 'up to speed'. The unit aims to reduce this cost and effort for prospective employers, leading to enhanced opportunities for students.

    Note: Strict participation and dress rules apply. Students must commit to attend and participate all day, every day the unit runs. Students must also commit to dress in a manner appropriate for a professional services firm.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate a level of networking skills appropriate for a graduate in a professional services firm;

    2. Effectively communicate technical material to stakeholders with varying levels of comprehension of financial literacy;

    3. Develop a comprehensive application for a graduate position in a professional services firm;

    4. Develop and demonstrate interview techniques suitable for a graduate position in a professional services firm; and

    5. Demonstrate, over a sustained period, standards of communication and etiquette, appropriate for a professional services firm.

    Contact Hours

    All day workshops on a range of topics and networking with professional accountants, amounting to 6 hours per day (plus an hour for lunch), 5 days per week for 3 weeks.


    11216 Accounting and Decision Support Systems

    Permission is required from the Unit Convener to enrol.


    This unit is only available to students in the following courses: MGB301 Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting); MGB305 Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance; MGB001 Bachelor of Accounting.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Financial accounting - ability to journalise a range of transactions commonly found in small companies and sole traders. Spreadsheets - an ability to incorporate a variety of tools in preparing and interpreting spreadsheets.

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