Courses & Units

CPA Contemporary Business Issues BFA731



Students intending to enrol concurrently in the CPA program must have completed the 8 foundation units in order to seek associate membership with the CPA.


This unit examines a number of contemporary and emerging global issues in order to familiarise you with the business environment you are likely to be operating in as an accountant. This unit has a heavy emphasis on research and critical evaluation. It also uses contemporary issues as a vehicle for advancing the development of professional values, ethics and attitudes. 

This unit is a CPA Professional Level subject Contemporary Business Issues. If you wish to enrol in this unit you will first need to enrol with CPA Australia and pay their examination costs. Enrolment in this unit requires CPA Australia Associate Membership - Apply now.


Unit name CPA Contemporary Business Issues
Unit code BFA731
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

Dr Claire Horner

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $2,610.00 080101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



BFA501 and BFA503 and BFA507 and BFA601 and BFA605 and and BFA612 and BEA683 and BFA714 and BFA715


Teaching Pattern

Attending: a mixture of a weekly 3 hour workshop and online activities.

Distance: content delivered primarily online.


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