SP2 2015 DBCA Orientation Powerpoint Presentation

Bachelor of Commerce
(Accounting) DBCA
Dr Gerard Stone
Program Director
Presentation Outline
1. Important dates
2. Explanation of terms
3. Your Program
4. Links to employment
5. Teaching and Learning
6. Student Expectations
7. Who to contact
Important Dates
31 March - Census date
– If you wish to withdraw from a course
without incurring a fee, withdraw before
this date
1 May- Withdraw without Fail date
– If you withdraw after the census date
you’ll get a ‘W’ on your transcript and
incur a fee
15 May– Withdraw Fail date (AVOID!)
– If you withdraw after the census date
you’ll get a ‘WF’ on your transcript and
incur a fee
Terms you will run into
What we mean when we say:
Program/degree - The award you qualify with when you complete your studies
e.g. Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Course - To complete your program you need to enrol in a number of courses
each year
e.g. Accounting for Business
Study Period - the ‘semester’ in which courses are held, there are 7 each year.
e.g. Study Period 2 2015 = March – July 2015
Your Program
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
- School core courses
- Accounting Major courses
- Electives
= 24 courses in total
Excluding any credit for previous studies
Your Program continued…
School core courses:
Fundamental Accounting courses
Business Intelligence
Business and Society
Business Law
Quantitative Methods for Business
Strategic Financial Analysis
Your Program continued…
Accounting major:
Financial Accounting 2
Financial Accounting 3
Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Management Accounting
Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Companies and Partnership Law
Taxation Law 1
Auditing Theory and Practice
Your Program continued…
Prerequisites must be satisfied
DBCA graduates meet the
requirements for entry to Chartered
Accountants Australia and New
Zealand’s professional program (the
Chartered Accountants Program) and
CPA Australia's professional program
(the CPA Program)
Your Program continued…
Electives – 5 in total
Minors include
• Finance, Management, Management Accounting
• many others
MUST meet prerequisites to study a course
Great resource:
This site includes the final word, advice and guidance
on electives in the degree
Credit: SAIBT Diploma
Full study plan on the degree home page
Credit: TAFE SA
Full study plans on the degree home page
What are my career options?
Public Accountants (Chartered or CPA
firms: large, medium & small, local &
Business or firms (most medium sized
and larger businesses employ their own
in-house accountants)
Government (eg Auditor General, ATO,
Gov’t departments & authorities)
What are my career options?
• Multiple job offers if good
• Your GPA matters (more
• Your development of key skills
matters (more shortly)
• Key career resources at
Lectures and Tutorials
Usually 1 x 1.5 hr per week in large group
An overview of the content of the specific topic
• Usually 1 x 1.5 hr per week in smaller classes
• Students and tutor work together
Usually 1 x 2.5 hr per week
A fully self-contained learning experience
Assignments and exams
A minimum of 3 assessment
components with one typically due
within the first 4 weeks of the study
Most core and major courses include
a final exam – typically weighted
50% or more
Group assessment
All assessment is generally required
to be submitted online
Student Grades
• Student grades are assessed at the end of each study period
• Grade Point Average (GPA): the average of your results is used to
calculate eligibility for certain grades e.g. CP/TP, supplementary
exam eligibility, program transfers
• We aim for 5 or above. 5 is a Credit average
Student Expectations
Enrol early - if have not done so already,
do it right away
Watch prerequisites for courses before
Attend all classes
– Classes will start in week 1 (check
learnonline sites for your courses)
Regularly check course learnonline site
Activate and regularly check student email
– Delete unwanted emails to avoid full mail
boxes and bounce backs
Student Expectations
Soak up Orientation information
Be aware of assessment deadlines and
Be aware of course Help Desks when
you need assistance
Seek assistance from the Course
Coordinator / Tutor at the earliest
possible time if difficulties are being
Preparation for classes is vitally
Student Expectations
Massive emphasis on these skills:
• Written communication skills
• Verbal communication skills
• Team work skills
• Ability to work in and lead a team
• Self-management skills
Over time, communication skills consistently rank as the most or one of the most important
skills that employers consider when they employ graduates
Employers seek graduates who can work effectively in teams
Cannot stress enough the importance of these skills
Who To Contact
For general enquires (e.g. first point of call, fee payments, computer log in, forms,
all admin)
Campus Central (Jeffrey Smart Building at City West)
For study related assistance and help (e.g. student resources, learning advisors,
counsellors, preparing for study)
Learning & Teaching Unit
For specific course issues (e.g. assignment extensions) Course Coordinator or
Who to contact
For academic issues
Bookings through the School of
Commerce office
Ms Lyn Nipperess
Program Advisor
Program Hub: Yungondi Building
Email: [email protected]
Who To Contact
Academic staff offices:
Way Lee Building – levels 2/3/4
Commerce School office:
Way Lee Building, Level 2
General Enquiries:
8302 0436
8302 9047
8302 0992
Email: [email protected]

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