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MAA705 - Corporate Auditing

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

V Bicudo de Castro

Incompatible with:

MAA762, MAA775, MAA783

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit aims to provide an introduction to essential concepts, professional standards, law, fieldwork and reporting practices of auditing in Australia. The unit provides a foundation for undertaking a financial statement audit.


The unit examines auditing and assurance services with a focus on the financial report audit. The regulatory and legal environment is discussed. Students learn about the planning, execution and reporting phases of the audit. A practical group assignment requires students to assess the inherent risk of misstatement in an Australian listed company’s financial reports. 


Assessment 1 (Individual) - 3 x Cloud (online) MCQ tests - 10%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written research assignment (1500 words) - 15%

Assessment 3 (Group of 3 students) - Audit case study - 2000 to 2500 words - 15%

Examination 2 hours - 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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