ACCT 620

CPA Ethics and Governance

Course overview

You’ll have a strong grounding in the application of ethical principles. Also, you’ll gain a deep understanding of key corporate governance principles and mechanisms.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):

Your Academic Program is M.Professional Accting (CPA), 7761


your Academic Program is M.Prof Accting (CPA) (Online), 7762

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,346.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Explain and expound, from a global perspective, the nature of the accounting profession and the role of accountants.
  2. Describe key governance and regulatory frameworks, including international perspectives on corporate governance and the roles of various stakeholders.
  3. Advise on the expectations placed on various internal and external stakeholders arising from organisational governance responsibilities.
  4. Be highly informed on the nature and role of corporate social responsibility, including climate change and sustainable development.
  5. Apply the key professional responsibilities of an accountant from the perspective of a member of CPA Australia.
  6. Identify the strategic, leadership and global issues impacting accountants and the accounting profession.

Course examiners

Claire Beattie

Dr Claire Beattie

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce