Academic standards and challenges for accounting educators

Kavanagh, Marie and Hancock, Philip and Howieson, Bryan and Tempone, Irene and Kent, Jenny (2010) Academic standards and challenges for accounting educators. In: 2010 Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (AFAANZ 2010), 4-6 July 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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A recent paper on Transforming Australia's Higher Education System identifies a number of significant reforms for the sector including the establishment of a Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). The paper also foreshadows the development of competency based standards for universities for all degree awards in Australia. TEQSA will then be responsible for checking compliance with such standards in a similar fashion to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation panel.
An article in The Australian Financial Review reported that accounting will be the first discipline to set minimum
standards as required by the new Australian Qualifications Framework regime as 'Standards set for accounting'
Accounting was chosen because we have a very strong level of engagement with both the profession and industry in
relaion to the discipline.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no: 372. No indication of copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 07:07
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 06:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic standards; discipline knowledge; accounting for the future
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150101 Accounting Theory and Standards
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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