Courses & Units

Audit and Assurance BFA713

Hobart, Launceston



In this unit, you will examine the role of auditing, focusing particularly on the role of the external auditor in assessing the validity and reliability of financial information of publicly listed companies. The unit highlights the audit function and the important role it plays as a systematic process of evaluation of evidence that culminates in the expression of an audit opinion. You will review the fundamental concepts of auditing, the objectives and limitations of an audit, basic audit techniques and procedures, as well as the professional and legal framework within which auditors operate.


Unit name Audit and Assurance
Unit code BFA713
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

Dr Masoud Azizkhani

Teaching staff

Dr Masoud Azizkhani

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
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
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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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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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: research recent developments, explain and evaluate auditing concepts and principles as well as the regulatory and institutional framework.
  • LO2: apply appropriate audit procedures and evaluate the quality of audit procedures performed in regards to complex, ambiguous problems.
  • LO3: communicate on arguments concerning issues in a range of audit related contexts.
  • LO4: research and apply ethical and professional conduct and reflect on potential ethical issues.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080101

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BFA705 OR BFA605


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial weekly.

  1. Reflective learning journal (10%)
  2. Mid-term exam (15%)
  3. Group assignment (15%)
  4. Final exam (60%)
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