A Perfect score – ACU Accounting courses reaccredited
The Business School has had all of their accounting courses re-accredited for the maximum of term allowed (2022 end of academic year) with Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia (CPAA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (ICAA).
The successful reaccreditation comes on the back of innovations in teaching and learning, teaching via workshops rather than lectures and tutorials.
Not only do our students enjoy the benefits of flipped classrooms, they are also involved in ‘story telling’ to assist with public speaking and presentation skills. The philosophy is that accounting careers can be very stimulating and rewarding if students are taught the soft skills to make them a great manager, leader and creator! The importance of storytelling is emphasised by exposing them to the practices of the world’s best presenters such as the late Steve Jobs of Apple.
Accounting students are encouraged to be unorthodox, and deliver presentations that they find invigorating and involve telling a story. For example - adversarial debates, formats involving real-life business meetings, illustrations or even situation comedies. Students supplement these formats with technology such as storyboards, YouTube, videos, on-line voting systems etc.
Overcoming any language barriers, students are coached in storytelling, role-play, and other skills so they can engage with the subject matter and present ideas successfully. Students learn through their explorations and viewpoints of the character they are articulating.
Using acting techniques and delivering presentations in teams, students learn not only how to form narratives around accounting, but to deal with nerves, engage an audience, and successfully pitch and present ideas. Combine these skills with our innovative, newly re-accredited commerce courses and an exciting career awaits.