Courses & Units

CPA Ethics and Governance BFA502



This unit provides you with knowledge of ethics, corporate governance frameworks and mechanisms and the skills to apply them as a professional accountant in a global business environment. You will develop your analytical and decisionā€making skills and knowledge to identify and resolve professional and ethical issues through the use of authentic case studies. Knowledge of corporate governance will assist you in discharging your financial stewardship function as a professional accountant.
This unit is a CPA Professional Level subject Ethics and Governance but concurrent enrolment with CPA is not required for completion of this unit within the MPA. If you wish to count this unit towards the CPA Professional program you will need to enrol with CPA and pay their examination costs.


Unit name CPA Ethics and Governance
Unit code BFA502
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

John McLaren

Teaching staff

John McLaren

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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $2,701.00 080101

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Teaching Pattern

Attending: a mixture of a weekly 3 hour workshop and online activities.Distance: content delivered primarily online.


Research project, Presentation, Test, Exam.

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