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The application of South African regulations on the audit profession and the external auditor, including corporate governance, is dealt with extensively in this unit. In addition to exploring the regulations applicable to external auditors the unit also covers professional conduct in terms of the SAICA Code of Professional Conduct. The unit addresses the audit process (preliminary engagement activities, planning, responding to assessed risk and reporting). The International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) are also covered.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.