MAA907 - Advanced Auditing

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in M800 or M900

Unit chair:

S Johl





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to introduce the major research paradigms in auditing and assurance research while reflecting on the theoretical and professional issues within the audit profession. The unit will provide an overview of the nature and decision-making frameworks in auditing, the economics of assurance services, and the organisational and behavioural aspects of auditing. A critical evaluation of issues related to audit quality, auditor independence, audit pricing, internal control, and corporate governance and the present and future role of auditing will be undertaken based on a range of seminal and recent empirical studies. The unit also aims to develop students' problem solving and presentation skills in relation to contemporary auditing and assurance issues.


Written Assignment 1 3500 words 40%, Presentation (Oral) 20%, Written Assignment 2 3500 words 40%

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
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