Business Forensics and Fraud

Subject 306-210 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

306-108 Accounting Transactions and Analysis.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


To be advised
Subject Overview:

This subject provides an introduction to business fraud processes. The subject provides an introduction to fraud; discusses fraud in Australia and internationally; the motivators for committing fraud; fraud prevention; types of fraud; fraud detection, with an emphasis on the use of information technology tools; the Australian legal framework and the role of evidence; methods for obtaining evidence and conducting a fraud investigation; quantification of losses and damages; and the presentation of evidence in a court as an expert witness.


A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (70%), group assignment of not more than 2000 words (20%), seminar preparation and participation (10%). Successful completion of this subject requires a minimum 50% pass in the final examination.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

To be advised.

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; oral communication; collaborative learning; team work; problem solving; application of theory to practice; critical thinking; interpretation and analysis;

  • Moderate level of development: use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information.

  • Some level of development: statistical reasoning; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

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