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Accounting Internship Preparation PG (11621.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate workplace competencies; professionalism, confidentiality, communication, responsibility for decision-making, and organisational, cultural and social awareness;

2. Integrate professional and technical skills to provide advice to clients, independently and as part of a team; and

3. Critically appraise their professional/technical skills profiles and articulate specific strategies to address areas of improvement.

Contact Hours

6 hours per day (plus an hour for lunch), 5 days per week for 3 weeks.


11407 Accounting and Decision Support Systems PG

Entry is by application to the Unit Convenor.



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.

Incompatible Units

11574 Accounting Internship Preparation

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