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Professional Ethics

Postgraduate | UNE-MM467 | 2024

Dive into ethics in the world of accounting and financial advice. Learn the major theories of ethics and investigate professionalism in the field. 

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
13 Oct 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
21 Oct 2024

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Professional Ethics

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of major ethical frameworks, theories and concepts, and their application to issues in accounting and the provision of financial advice;
    2. demonstrate specialist knowledge of the content, application and values that underpin APES 110, the FASEA Code of Ethics and the requirements of due diligence and the best interest duty in the provision of financial advice;
    3. use cognitive and communication skills to apply relevant ethical frameworks, theories and concepts in order to critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise information drawn from a range of sources in order to solve complex problems in professional practice;
    4. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and
    5. exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying, reflecting on, and responding appropriately to a range of ethical, cultural or social issues that arise in the context of accounting and the provision of financial advice.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting


Candidature in Master of Professional Accounting.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Professional Accounting

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