Elective: Assurance

Extend your audit and risk technical knowledge and professional skills to other assurance and related services

In Brief

  • Provide assurance and related services on a wide range of subject matters
  • Practice in real-world, simulated experiences
  • Work towards your Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting

Subject description

Assurance extends the technical knowledge and professional skills acquired in Audit  and  Risk to other assurance and related services focusing on non-financial information. The ability to apply practical and technical skills in a non-financial context is valuable for Chartered Accountants of the future. The activities and assessments simulate real-world experiences and challenges in planning, performing and completing assurance and other related services, including communicating appropriately to meet client needs.

Topics covered

  • Evaluating the client's reporting needs
  • Agreed upon procedures engagements
  • Assurance engagements other than audits and reviews of historical financial information
  • Compliance engagements
  • Controls engagements

Subject learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  1. Recommend an appropriate engagement type to meet client needs
  2. Apply practical skills and technical knowledge in providing assurance and related services
  3. Apply professional judgement and professional scepticism in conducting an engagement

Course structure and format

This 7-week course is one of a pool of elective subjects for the Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Enjoy supported learning via an online learning platform and interactive resources, including:

  • Online communities where you can network with other candidates
  • Technical discussion forums where your questions will be answered by specialist Chartered Accountants
  • Peer discussion forums
  • Access to resources including a study guide, exam preparation series and materials
  • Real-world examples and activities
  • Virtual sessions and recordings which take you through real-world worked examples and activities based on integrated, complex scenarios

What you need to know

Warning: The information on this page / in this outline is indicative. The subject outline provided to enrolled candidates for the particular term through CA ANZ’s My Capability learning portal is the authoritative source of all information about the subject for that offering. Required texts, recommended texts, references and some assessment task details in particular are likely to change. Candidates will be provided access to the authoritative subject outline through the My Capability learning portal once they enrol in the subject.

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