Auditing and Assurance Services

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Auditing and Assurance Services

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points or 13 courses completed at the undergraduate level, including ACCG308 Corporate Accounting and Reporting and ACCG250 Accounting Systems Design and Development

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit examines auditing and assurance and the concepts which underlie these services. The unit focuses on financial statement audits conducted under the provisions of the Corporations Act 2001, although other assurance services will also be examined within the unit. Students develop an understanding of the key aspects of an audit and judgements involved in identifying, analysing and responding to specific audit risks typically within case based scenarios. The ability to identify and gather sufficient, appropriate audit evidence and to form appropriate audit conclusions based on the evaluation of that evidence will also be developed. Students in this unit will develop professional judgement and decision making skills and graduate capabilities of critical, analytical and integrative thinking and problem solving. These are valuable skills beyond the specific area of auditing.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.