Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Exposes the student to compliance and substantive audit testing techniques. Exposure to these techniques in a computing environment is available. The documentation of audit work and the accumulation of audit evidence is discussed, particularly in the context of cases. Students will be exposed to the auditing of entities other than public companies.

Unit content

The syllabus comprises the completion of a number of activities designed to cover a variety of topics (and objectives) rather than a single topic per week. This design reflects the nature of auditing & assurance problems likely to be encountered in the workplace. Assessment tasks have been designed to scaffold development of professional research skills and exercise of professional judgment.

The dynamic nature of the unit means that you are encouraged to develop strategies for identifying auditing issues as they arise. This is important so you gain an appreciation of being able to respond to issues as professionals so you can offer timely advice to your employer or clients.

You will explore topics that were covered, sometimes briefly, in Auditing, and others from a very different perspective. For e.g., and depending on choices you have to make, topics may include (but not be limited to):

  • Auditor independence
  • Public Sector auditing
  • Environmental auditing
  • International auditing issues
  • Legal liability of auditors
  • Audit planning
  • Materiality
  • Audit risk model
  • Audit evidence and testing
  • Audit reporting

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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