Implementation of workplace learning in the accountancy schools of Australian universities

Xu, Jia (2015) Implementation of workplace learning in the accountancy schools of Australian universities. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This exploratory study seeks to further our understanding of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) programs in the Accountancy schools of Australian universities. It emphasises the significance of the role of the university in monitoring and administrating these programs. The study uses a qualitative method with mainly open-ended questions via an online questionnaire. The responses from senior accounting academic decision-makers identified the major forms of WIL used and the most challenging issues. WIL is perceived to be an important program that should be included in degree courses, and strong efforts should be made to overcome the challenges involved in conducting such a program.

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ID Code: 84346
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Irvine, Helen & Artiach, Tracy
Keywords: Accounting education, Accountancy schools, Australian universities, Internships, Work placement, Workplace learning, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Jul 2015 02:48
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:38

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