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Subject Descriptions

This is an overview of the subjects KOI has to offer. The brief Subject Outlines can be located by clicking on the subject title.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The financial accounting section ensures students have a good understanding of internal and external financial reporting and are able to analyse and interpret financial statements for decision making as well as communicating financial information to internal and external parties.

The management accounting section emphasises cost concepts and CVP analysis, short and long term decision making, budgetary planning and control techniques, responsibility centre accounting, product costing, internal performance evaluation and strategic management accounting.

 

None.

ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject covers the accounting cycle in more detail than was covered in ACC100: the double entry model, accounting elements (assets, liabilities. equity, revenues and expenses) and the principles and relationships between the elements for the purposes of periodic financial reporting, accounting journals, statements and reports for different business systems.

ACC100

ACC200 Introduction to Management Accounting

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques that underpin management accounting in contemporary business environments. Students will apply these concepts and techniques to the planning, directing, decision-making and controlling functions of an organisation. Contemporary management accounting issues will also be discussed in this subject.

ACC100

ACC201 Financial Accounting and Reporting

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

The subject extends the knowledge and understanding of financial accounting through case studies and problem solving, drawing upon accounting theory and critical analysis. In doing so, the following standards (issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ) will be examined:

IAS 1 AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements
IAS 2 AASB 102 Inventories
IAS 7 AASB 107 Cash flow statements
IAS 16 AASB 117 Property, plant and equipment

ACC100

ACC101

ACC202 Management Accounting

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject provides a review and an analysis of management accounting concepts, terms and traditional and contemporary control systems. Students will gain an understanding of costing strategies used in an array of settings, including pricing decisions and profitability analyses. Students will also become familiar with respect to more contemporary performance evaluation systems including the balanced scorecard and benchmarking. Matters relating to sustainability, quality costing and ethics will also be examined.

ACC100

ACC200

ACC203 Accounting Information Systems

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

The first section of this course introduces the basic concepts of AIS including its objectives, components and subsystems.  The second section discusses emerging issues in computer crimes, computer ethics and concept of internal controls in organisation. The third section discusses the common features of transaction processing systems such as purchase and accounts payable, revenue and accounts receivable, human resource, production as well as general ledger and reporting systems.

ACC100

ACC101

ACC201

ACC204 Corporate Accounting and Reporting

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

The subject examines accounting issues relating to companies, accounting standards and the preparation and presentation of a company’s external financial reports. In doing so, the following standards will be examined.

These standards are issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB). The principal accounting standards to be covered are:

Australian Standard IFRS designation Subject of standard
CF/SAC1&2 Conceptual Framework
AASB 3 IFRS 3 Business Combinations
AASB 10 IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements
AASB 101 IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements
AASB 107 IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows
AASB 112 IAS 12 Income Taxes
AASB 117 IAS 17 Leases
AASB 118 IAS 18 Revenue
AASB 136 IAS 36 Impairment of Assets
AASB 137 IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets
AASB 138 IAS 38 Intangible Assets

ACC100

ACC101

ACC201

ACC300 Auditing and Assurance Services

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Not offered

This subject examines the audit and assurance environment in which organisations operate. Critical issues relating to professional ethics, the legal liability of auditors, audit planning and client evaluation are explored. The roles and responsibilities of auditors as well as the technical aspects of audit and auditing principles are examined.

ACC100

ACC101

ACC201

ACC301 Tax Law

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

The subject provides a broad understanding of the Australian taxation system from a legal perspective. It covers elements of the Australian direct and indirect taxation regimes, the principles of the taxation of income and deductions rules, timing issues in taxation, the capital gains tax rules, fringe benefits tax and the taxation of superannuation, the goods and services tax and important state taxes such as stamp duty, as well as an introduction to tax administration.

BUS101

BUS200

ACC303 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (Note: replaces AC302 Advanced Accounting)

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Not offered

This subject develops the critical ability to evaluate financial accounting information and standards through an exploration and understanding of the different theoretical and philosophical approaches to accounting that have evolved over time. It also continues to build upon the development of technical accounting skills through an understanding and application of selected accounting standards.

ACC200, ACC201
ACC202,
ACC204 (co-requisite)

ACC700 Principles of Accounting

M Accounting Not Applicable
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core

The accounting cycle is used to present financial and management accounting from the perspective of a manager. The subject covers accounting terminology, techniques and skills applicable to financial statements and reports, accounting issues essential to planning and decision-making by managers in a range of business contexts. A critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of different kinds of accounting information is also examined.

None

ACC701 Financial Accounting

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Elective

This subject extends the knowledge and understanding of financial accounting through case studies, research and problem solving, drawing upon accounting theory and critical analysis.
These standards are issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB). The principal accounting standards to be covered are:

Australian Standard IFRS designation Subject of standard
AASB 101 IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements
AASB 102 IAS 2 Inventories
AASB 107 IAS 7 Cash flow statements
AASB 116 IAS 16 Property, plant and equipment

ACC700

ACC702 Managerial Accounting

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

This subject examines fundamental management accounting techniques and systems used in an array of settings. It will cover cost behaviour concepts, cost estimation together with conventional job and process costing systems. Students will also gain an appreciation of contemporary cost systems in the management of costs as well as their application to supply chain contexts. In addition, students will gain an understanding of budget systems, standard costing, responsibility accounting, product and pricing methods as well as their utility in corporate performance assessment.

ACC700

FIN700

ACC703 Accounting Information Systems

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Elective

The subject analyses how accounting information systems collect, record and store business data are critical to the effectiveness internal control systems.  The subject also examines the threats posed in control system environments. It also develops skills for researching and analysing complex problems related to IT systems.

ACC700

ACC704 Companies and Securities Law

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Elective

This subject explores the impact and consequences of the legal environment affecting business. It deals with the legal significance, in both statute and common law, of agency, partnership, trusts and corporations, analyses the various types of business organisations and identifies their relevance, and examines the statutory and fiduciary responsibilities of those involved in present day business and the debates about reform of corporations and financial markets.

BUS702

ACC705 Corporate Accounting and Reporting

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

The subject examines accounting issues relating to companies, company accounting, accounting standards and the preparation and presentation of a company’s external financial reports. In so doing, the following standards will be examined.

These standards are issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB). The principal accounting standards to be covered are:

Australian Standard IFRS designation Subject of standard
AASB 3 IFRS 3 Business Combinations
AASB 10 IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements
AASB 101 IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements
AASB 112 IAS 12 Income Taxes
AASB 117 IAS 17 Leases
AASB 127 IFRS 10 Separate Financial Statements
AASB 136 IAS 36 Impairment of Assets
AASB 137 IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets
AASB 138 IAS 38 Intangible Assets

ACC700
ACC701
FIN700

ACC706 Accounting Theory and Issues

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

This subject involves an in-depth consideration of the broader conceptual role of accountant’s and a critical analysis of the role of Corporations in our Society. Students are required examine the actual reporting of Australia major corporations.

ACC700
ACC701

ACC707 Auditing and Assurance

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

This subject considers primarily the role of the auditor in the external audit of corporate financial statements, but also looks at risk assessment, system reliability and detection and prevention of fraud more broadly. It builds on the knowledge of accounting standards and studies the roles and responsibilities of the auditor, auditing principles and standards, and the application of those standards, particularly in an electronic environment.

ACC700
ACC701
BUS702
ACC704

ACC708 Taxation Law

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

The subject provides a broad understanding of the Australian taxation system from a legal perspective. It covers the fundamental elements of the Australian direct and indirect taxation regimes, the principles of the taxation of income and deductions rules, timing issues in taxation, the capital gains tax rules, fringe benefits tax and the taxation of superannuation, the goods and services tax and important state taxes such as stamp duty, as well as an introduction to tax administration.

ACC700
BUS702
ACC704

BUS100 Professional Communication Skills

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject introduces students to a range of theories, concepts and skills required for success in the business world.  Students will be encouraged to develop key academic and professional skills, such as communication, information collection, logical reasoning, analysis and evaluation.

None

BUS101 Introduction to Business Law

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject introduces the fundamentals of law in a commercial context. It examines the structure of the Australian legal system, the way law is made, legal reasoning and dispute resolution. The main areas of law covered include basic law as it applies to property, trusts, contracts, torts, dispute resolution, consumer protection, insurance and business structures.

None

BUS102 Introduction to Microeconomics

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This introductory subject deals with the behaviour of individual economic agents (consumers, resource-owners, businesses), with the decisions made by these agents and its effects on other agents and on the economy as a whole.

Students will develop good working knowledge of basic microeconomic theory and practice to be able to read and understand economic commentaries in sources such as the Australian Financial Review, The Economist, and business and financial journals.

None

BUS103 Introduction to Macroeconomics

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject deals with macroeconomic issues such as GDP, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy with taxes, government spending, monetary policy and interest rates, the current and capital accounts, the exchange rate, government economic policies related to these issues and the impact that changes in policies and in the economic environment have on national economy as a whole. Students will develop understand of economic commentaries in various business and financial journals.

None

BUS104 Introduction to Marketing

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The subject will discuss the issues associated with campaigns including segmentation methods, cultural considerations and creative appeals.  It will also consider issues of media planning, market research, agency selection and ethical quandaries in creating effective marketing campaigns as well as the use of New Media to reach the target audience.

Sessions focus on creating a clear and compelling marketing story, allocating resources to support the objectives and developing a marketing plan that will leverage the selling effort.

BUS100 (Co-req.)

BUS105 Business Statistics

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The subject provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts and techniques and a working knowledge of a number of inferential procedures to solve statistical problems in a business context. The subject covers the use techniques such as hypothesis tests and samples to develop evidence based predictions that can be used when making business decisions.

None

BUS200 Law of Business Organisations

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject deals with the legal significance, in both statute and common law, of agency, partnership, trusts and corporations, explores other types of business organisations and identifies their relevance in present day business.

BUS101

BUS300 Business Ethics and Sustainability

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject provides an in-depth analysis of issues confronting managers including climate change, new forms of work, increased diversity in the workplace and corporate social responsibility. Contemporary ethical and environmental issues are examined and best practice managerial techniques are explored to show how these can improve both environmental outcomes of businesses and companies’ financial results and lead to new business opportunities. Students will have opportunities to develop and communicate solutions to complex problems.

BUS100

MGT100

BUS302 Entrepreneurship

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The subject is built around a practical guide to planning and managing a business from an entrepreneurial perspective. It will give students experience in the process of planning an entrepreneurial venture, and an understanding of the considerations involved in the ongoing management considerations from start-up to success.

BUS100

MGT100

BUS104

BUS303 Business Project

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject is designed to provide an authentic problem based learning experience within a simulated business environment with an emphasis on teamwork.

None.

BUS304 Consumer Behaviour

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

A clear understanding of consumer behaviour is critical for developing and evaluating effective marketing strategies. This subject provides a theoretical grounding in the field of customer behaviour examining both the internal and external human factors affecting behaviour and decision-making. It develops an awareness and understanding of customers as the central focus of marketing action, and discusses relevant theories developed in marketing, psychology and other behavioural sciences. This subject develops students’ abilities to apply customer behaviour concepts to marketing problems.

BUS104

BUS700 Economics

M Accounting Not offered
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core

The subject is a broad-based treatment of contemporary economics and its business applications. It covers microeconomics (dealing with the behaviour consumers, resource-owners and businesses, the choices and decisions they make and the effects of these decisions on others and on the economy as a whole) and macroeconomics (including issues such as unemployment, inflation, GDP, taxes and government economic policies).

None.

BUS702 Business Law

M Accounting Not Applicable
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core

Students studying will learn the history, ethical framework and basic structures of the Australian Legal System. They will also learn how to research legal problems using both hardcopy and online resources. The main areas of substantive law covered are property including securities, tort & crime, contract, competition &, consumer protection, agency, insurance, insolvency and an introduction to business structures including trusts.

None.

BUS705 Strategic Marketing Management

M Accounting Elective
M Professional Accounting Elective
Grad Cert Bus Elective
Grad Dip Bus Core

This subject explores marketing through analysis of consumer behaviour, marketing research, product planning, promotion planning, distribution planning, product and service pricing and ethical and social marketing.

None.

BUS707 Applied Business Research

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

BUS707 Applied Business Research provides students with a thorough understanding of the research process and concepts and designs appropriate for applied research problems in their area of study, and builds an awareness and appreciation for ethical issues involved in research. An examination of different methodologies will enable students to select and justify their choice from a range of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies for their research proposal. When undertaken by MPA students, the subject is designed to allow them to develop a research topic and design for their Research Project (BUS710 Research Project).

None.

 

BUS708 Statistics and Data Analysis

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core

Data is everywhere and understanding data is a vital asset to an organisation. It can provide valuable insights into areas such as customer behaviour, market intelligence and operational performance. This subject explains how to understand and analyse data in the business context and assess and communicate its significance. It covers the statistical principles behind sampling, hypothesis testing and forecasting. It also includes practice in posing research questions and presenting research reports. These skills of data analysis and decision-making are essential preparation for conducting research and managing work in business settings.

None.

 

BUS709 Communication in Business

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core

Highly developed skills in communication, analysis, teamwork and negotiation are crucial for enhancing success in academic study and a career in business. This subject provides a strong foundation in effective communication skills and practice with a variety of writing and presentation styles for a variety of audiences. You will develop negotiation, research and critical thinking skills and an appreciation of ethical practice by working on case studies and role plays, discussing cultural issues and leadership challenges, and analysing complex and ambiguous information.

None.

 

BUS710 Research Project

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Not offered
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

This subject is one of the two alternate capstone subjects for the course and provides experience and supervision in a significant research project. This subject focuses on both the conceptual and operational aspects of doing research and evaluating existing research in business. Students will implement the research proposed in their Research Proposal from BUS707 Applied Business Research. Students will design, trial and implement data collection, analyse findings and document their findings in a written thesis and a presentation at a professional seminar.

Students will work in small groups in conjunction with their supervisor, becoming more deeply involved in the stages of the research process. The emphasis of this subject is on the application of research knowledge gained in other subjects as well as the skills developed in this subject, culminating in presentations at a seminar of their peers and academic staff.

BUS707.

 

FIN200 Corporate Financial Management

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

Corporate Financial Management is about the financial management of business enterprises.  It is an applied subject which covers the management of a business’s finances from the perspective of the financial manager. Although the subject has prime relevance to large companies which are listed on the stock exchange, the principles of corporate management apply for the most part to all types of business enterprises, both large and small.

ACC100

FIN201 Investment Management

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The subject provides an overview of the theory of investing and capital markets, covering asset allocation, security selection, risk versus return, characteristics of debt and equity markets, financial instruments, and theories of the so-called ‘efficient market’ in the setting of current financial events.

ACC100
FIN200

FIN202 Financial Institutions

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject provides an introduction to the theory and analytical techniques relevant to the management of Australian financial institutions in the global environment. It examines the major financial risks faced by Australian banks, methods of measuring and managing these risks and government interventions.

ACC100
FIN200

FIN700 Financial Management

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Elective
Grad Dip Bus Core

This subject provides a practical understanding of corporate financial management, portfolio management and the tools of financial decision-making and covers financial mathematics, investment and financing decisions, introduction to portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and risk management.

None.

FIN702 Investment and Portfolio Management

M Accounting Elective
M Professional Accounting Elective
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

The subject provides an overview of the theory of investing and capital markets, covering asset allocation, asset pricing models, efficient markets, market anomalies, portfolio formation and portfolio management.

FIN700

MGT100 Introduction to Management

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The subject describes the management of organisations, the way work and systems are organised and managed and the impact on individuals, stakeholders and societies.

None

MGT200 Organisational Behaviour

B BUS (Acct) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The subject of study focuses on the individual and group processes of organisational behaviour, motivation, teamwork and performance, the effects of different communication styles, types of conflict, leadership, and the skills for contributing to organisational effectiveness and effective change.

BUS100
MGT100

MGT201 Cross Cultural Management

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

The subject examines the impacts of culture and globalisation on business practices and management styles. It aims to develop the skills in strategy, style, sensitivity and observation needed to succeed in cross cultural interactions and international business negotiation.

MGT100

MGT202 The Learning Organisation

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject studies the way in which organisations and their people evolve to meet the challenges they face. Evolution occurs through individual and organisational learning and development. The form of the organisation and the practice of management philosophies and can both affect organisational transformation.

MGT200

 

MGT300 Logistics Management

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject describes the role of global operations and logistics in manufacturing and service organisations to source, produce and distribute products and services. The unit covers tactical and strategic considerations and basic quantitative tools and techniques that support managerial decision-making.

BUS100
MGT100

MGT301 Change Management

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject deals with the environmental and organisational sources of change, the theoretical frameworks and models of organisational change, the analytical tools used to identify and understand them and to identify what can go wrong when organisations implement change. It also looks at techniques to develop sound managerial responses for effective and sustainable management of change.

MGT200

MGT302 Strategic Management

B BUS (Acct) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The subject focuses on the multi-dimensional perspective of a general manager. It considers the strategy development process, the analysis of resources and capabilities, the environment and the implementation of chosen strategies to pursue growth and sustainable advantage. Various theoretical approaches to strategic management are examined, as well as the integration of theory and practice.

BUS100
MGT100
MGT200

MGT702 Human Resource Management

M Accounting Not offered
M Professional Accounting Not offered
Grad Cert Bus Elective
Grad Dip Bus Elective
Grad Cert TESOL Not offered
Grad Dip TESOL Elective
MA TESOL
Elective

The subject explores the role of human resource management (HRM) in the management of organisations and its contributions to their success. Human resource (HR) processes and practices and real cases are studied in a variety of contexts and from the viewpoint of employees and managers in a range of roles.

None.

MGT703 Knowledge Management

M Accounting Not offered
M Professional Accounting Not offered
Grad Cert Bus Elective
Grad Dip Bus Elective

The subject is designed to serve as a complete introduction to the subject of Knowledge Management (KM) from the point of view of business management, including an in-depth treatise of the technologies used to facilitate the processes of discovering, creating, sharing and applying knowledge in large and small organisations. To truly learn KM as it applies to today’s technology intensive business environments, it is imperative that students be able to visualize actual examples of the KM techniques being studied.

Furthermore, they must also be able to experiment with Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) that embody concepts covered in the class lecture. The course will focus on covering the principles of KM. Finally, practical applications are discussed, from how to perform an organisational KM assessment to how to effectively implement KM applications.

None.

MGT704 Logistics Management

M Accounting Not offered
M Professional Accounting Not offered
Grad Cert Bus Elective
Grad Dip Bus Elective

This subject describes the role of global operations and logistics in manufacturing and service organisations to source, produce and distribute products and services. The subject covers tactical and strategic considerations and basic quantitative tools and techniques that support managerial decision-making.

None.

MGT707 Entrepreneurship

M Accounting Not offered
M Professional Accounting Elective
Grad Cert Bus Not offered
Grad Dip Bus Not offered

The subject examines the challenges of entrepreneurship and the tools used in starting new businesses. Students work with another to develop a business plan for turning creative ideas into commercial reality.

BUS705

MGT708 Organisations and Organisational Behaviour

M Accounting Elective
M Professional Accounting Elective
Grad Cert Bus Elective
Grad Dip Bus Core

The subject provides a foundation for the knowledge and skills in management that will be built on throughout the course. It covers a range of perspectives on the design and purpose of organisations and the nature of management in today’s business context. This includes individual behaviour and motivation, teamwork and performance, leadership and organisational development and change. The case study approach develops critical thinking and diagnostic skills to analyse management practice. The team project allows students to experience management roles and practice key management skills.

None.

TSL700 Language Teaching Methodologies

Grad Cert TESOL Core
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL
Core

This subject is the foundation of the program and deals with classroom methodology for teaching English and provides opportunities for classroom observation and practice teaching.  It provides essential preparation for ESL teaching from both academic and practical perspectives and contains a practicum placement during the second half of the course. Students receive support and feedback from experienced mentors throughout the process. The practicum placement is co-assessed with TSL704 Curriculum Development.

TSL704 (co-req.)

 

TSL701 Linguistics for Language Teaching

Grad Cert TESOL Core
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL
Core

The approach in this subject is based on a functional model of language which claims that because language is for getting things done, the structures of language should be seen as organised for that purpose; namely its functions. It looks at how language is used in communication and how the parts of language relate to each other to fulfil their roles in communication.

None.

 

TSL702 Learning an Additional Language

Grad Cert TESOL Core
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL
Core

This subject addresses the theory of second language acquisition and the impact of culture. Students learn and exemplify how first language acquisition differs from second language learning, according to the theories Behaviourist, Universal Grammar and Cognitivist theories. Students are taught how their own cultural background relates to language and how that shapes their view of the world.

TSL700 (co-req.)

 

TSL703 Phonology and the Teaching of Pronunciation

Grad Cert TESOL Not offered
Grad Dip TESOL Elective
MA TESOL
Elective

This subject addresses the basic concepts of phonology within a functional model of language and applies them to the analysis of pronunciation.  The aim is to assess problems and issues in teaching and learning English pronunciation.  Insights and techniques from downloaded movies are used to give enrich the classroom and provide examples to broaden the students’ awareness and knowledge.

None.

 

TSL704 TESOL Curriculum Development

Grad Cert TESOL Core
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL
Core

This subject complements TSL700 Language Teaching Methodologies and focuses on planning and evaluating teaching approaches and materials in various contexts, including the use of online teaching and learning, and frameworks for curriculum change.

The student teacher learns how to plan a coherent segment to teach their students based on what they have learned. This is designed to help students plan teaching courses for all levels of general and academic English.

TSL700 (co-req.)

 

TSL705 Language Testing and Assessment

Grad Cert TESOL Not offered
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL
Core

This subject builds on TSL701 Linguistics for Language Teaching to analyse tests for language assessment, such as IELTS and TOEFL, and their validity in a range of contexts, to interpret test scores, and discuss curriculum approaches which use assessment to assist students learning. The social and ethical dimensions of language testing receive prominent attention. Students learn to moderate their demands according to the background of the students and the level required.

TSL701

 

TSL711 Intercultural Communication

Grad Cert TESOL Not offered
Grad Dip TESOL Not offered
MA TESOL
Elective

This elective subject builds on TSL700 Language Teaching Methodologies to explore the importance of culture in language teaching and learning and encourages students to develop their skills in intercultural literacy and communication. The subject also explores the causes and effects of the global spread of English and the implications of English being both a global and a local language in many parts of the world.

TSL700

 

TSL712 English for Academic and Specific Purposes

Grad Cert TESOL Not offered
Grad Dip TESOL Elective
MA TESOL
Elective

This subject builds on TSL704 TESOL Curriculum Development and explores the methods and materials for teaching English for Specific Purposes in a range of profession and academic settings. A major focus is on English for Academic Purposes oriented to the needs of tertiary students for language support and writing skills tailored to their discipline.

TSL704

 

TSL713 Research Methods of TESOL

Grad Cert TESOL Not offered
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL
Core

This subject provides students with a thorough understanding of the research process, concepts and designs appropriate for different business problems, and build an awareness and appreciation for ethical issues involved in research. An examination of different methodologies will enable students to select and justify their choice from a range of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies for their research proposal.

None.

 

TSL714 Research Project (double subject weight)

Grad Cert TESOL Not offered
Grad Dip TESOL Not offered
MA TESOL
Core

This subject is the capstone subject for the course and provides experience and supervision in a significant research project. This subject focuses on both the conceptual and operational aspects of research, evaluating existing research in TESOL. Students will implement the research proposed in their Research Proposal from TSL713 Research Methods of TESOL or RES700 Research Design. Students will refine, trial and implement data collection, analyse findings and construct their findings into a written thesis and a presentation at a professional seminar. Students will work in conjunction with their supervisor, becoming more deeply involved in the stages of the research process related to a critical review of the literature, developing the data collection method(s), collecting data, analysing the findings, and determination of conclusions. The emphasis of this subject is on the application of research knowledge gained in other subjects as well as developed in this subject for the documentation of a research project, culminating in presentations at a seminar of their peers and academic staff.

8 completed subjects AND TSL713

 

 

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