Your portfolio is where you will be able to demonstrate your learning throughout the semester.
You need to show that you have achieved each of the BFA526 three learning outcomes:
LO1 Explain and apply management accounting techniques for business planning, control and capital investment decisions.
LO2 Analyse and critically evaluate information from organisations to make decisions and communicate these through written reports.
LO3 Explain and apply financial accounting in the preparation of simple financial reports.A template has been provided on the following page to show how you need to demonstrate your learning.
Transfer this information to your own document and include your own headings and presentation style, but only submit the evidence as stated (and in the order provided). It is critical that you present your own work, it is not correct solutions that we are looking for, it is evidence of your learning. Hence there is no word limit to this portfolio, but to keep you on track, you are limited on what you can submit as evidence for each assessment criterion (called Criterion Description in the Unit Outline – see the list under Assessment Task 3: Portfolio on pp 6-7).
For your convenience, the assessment criteria have been included in the template below. You will see the Learning Outcomes numbered in the first column. The criteria next to each learning outcome tells you what you need to do to demonstrate that you have achieved that learning outcome. Please be very clear when presenting your evidence and list the learning outcome and criterion BEFORE/with the evidence.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The assessment criteria listed represent the minimum benchmark for what every student must show to PASS BFA526. Refer to the PORTFOLIO RUBRIC for the standard expected to achieve a Credit, Distinction or Higher Distinction GRADE. Your portfolio will be your own collection of your best work undertaken during this semester (through Workshops and the Weekly Topics Discussion Board).
By attempting the workshop questions and attending workshops, you will be able to improve your understanding of the fundamentals. Similarly, by engaging with each topic’s Discussion Board, you will be able to work with your peers to gain a deeper understanding.
Note that each topic’s discussion board will only be open for a fortnight, so if you wish to include a discussion board posting in your portfolio you need to make sure that you post within the timeframe.
To include a topic’s discussion board posting in your portfolio you will also need to choose one that is 150 words or less (not including references) and specify the date that it was posted.