MIS712 – Digital Transformation T1, 2020

MIS712 – Digital Transformation T1, 2020

 

Assessment 2 – Digital Transformation Report (Group Report)

 

DUE DATE AND TIME:                                    Week 9, 17 May (Sunday) 2020, 11:59 PM

PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE:        50% (40% – Report; 10% – Video Presentation)

HURDLE DETAILS:                               Not applicable

Learning Outcome Details

Unit Learning Outcome (ULO) Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO)
ULO 1: Present an advanced integrated analysis and evaluation of potential digital transformations in written form GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO 2: Apply knowledge of key concepts relating to digital transformations to real life examples and case studies GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical Thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork

 

Assessment Feedback

Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on CloudDeakin at the end of Week 11, Sunday 2020, 11:59 PM.

Description / Requirements

Overview of Assignment 2

You take the role of a team of Digital Transformation consultants and prepare a report for organization of interest (either current or future employer) in which you should provide recommendations about how this organization can make use of three emerging technologies to transform its current operations. Your recommendation should be imbedded in an implementation plan, which will outline the details of the implementation and adoption of these three emerging technologies. Your team should also create a video presentation for your report in which you will pitch your recommendations to the organization.

Requirements of Assignment 2

This report should be 4,000 words (excluding the references and appendices). The supplementary video presentation to your report should be 10 minutes long. Groups of 4 students should be formed. To complete this report your team needs to select an organization and analyse its current operations for which recommendations should be provided about how emerging technologies can be deployed to improve these processes. Below you can find a detailed description of the required sections for this report:

  • Executive Summary (~200 words): In this section, you need to briefly describe the organization you have selected and the three emerging technologies you will be recommending. You should also briefly talk about your implementation plan.
  • Introduction (~300 words): In this section, you need to talk the reason you have chosen this particular organization and elaborate on the potential of selected emerging technologies to enable the digital transformation.
  • Organizational Background and Analysis (~1200 words): In this section, introduce the chosen organization and analyse it terms of its industry, market, strategy, and operations. Your team should use the business model canvas (see below) to structure the arguments in this section.
  • Recommendations (~2000 words): In this section, this section you need to present the three emerging technologies that you recommend to the select organization. Your recommendation should focus largely on the potential impact (e.g., reduction of costs, streamlining processes, improving customer service) of these technologies in the chosen organizational context. Furthermore, an implementation plan digital transformation should be proposed based on the roadmap for digital transformation (see below).
  • Conclusion (~300 words): In this section, you should conclude by restating your recommendations and elaborating how the proposed emerging technologies will enable digital transformation within the chosen organizational context.
  • References: References and citations showing the source of all the information in the report need to be provided (Harvard referencing style). The references used must demonstrate thorough research using quality references such as journal articles, book sections, conference papers, and industry reports with good evidence to support your arguments in the sections above. Details on referencing can be found at: http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/study-support/study-skills/handouts/ideas.php
  • Appendices: In this section, you should place figures or tables that illustrate or summarize your key points from the recommendations section.

Business Model Canvas

https://strategyzer.com/canvas/business-model-canvas 

 

Digital Transformation Roadmap

(Schallmo, D., Williams, C.A. and Boardman, L., 2017. Digital transformation of business models—Best practice, enablers, and roadmap. International Journal of Innovation Management, 21(08), p.1-17.)

 

Submission Instructions

The report must be one (1) single file, named T1_year_MIS712_Group_assign2 (e.g. T1_2019_MIS712_Group 11_ assign2).

You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit, until the marked assignment has been returned to you.  In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced, you will need to submit your backup copy.

Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism.

When you are required to submit an assignment through your CloudDeakin unit site, you will receive an email to your Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment dropbox folder after upload, and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission.

Submit the report in the folder called T1 2020 MIS712 Assignment 2 – Digital Transformation Report. Each member should individually submit a peer-review form for Assignment 2.

Notes

  • Penalties for late submission: The following marking penalties will apply if you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension: 5% will be deducted from available marks for each day up to five days, and work that is submitted more than five days after the due date will not be marked. You will receive 0% for the task. ‘Day’ means working day for paper submissions and calendar day for electronic submissions. The Unit Chair may refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task after the due date.
  • For more information about academic misconduct, special consideration, extensions, and assessment feedback, please refer to the document Your rights and responsibilities as a student in this Unit in the first folder next to the Unit Guide of the Resources area in the CloudDeakin unit site.
  • Building evidence of your experiences, skills and knowledge (Portfolio) – Building a portfolio that evidences your skills, knowledge and experience will provide you with a valuable tool to help you prepare for interviews and to showcase to potential employers. There are a number of tools that you can use to build a portfolio.  You are provided with cloud space through OneDrive, or through the Portfolio tool in the Cloud Unit Site, but you can use any storage repository system that you like. Remember that a Portfolio is YOUR tool. You should be able to store your assessment work, reflections, achievements and artefacts in YOUR Portfolio. Once you have completed this assessment piece, add it to your personal Portfolio to use and showcase your learning later, when applying for jobs, or further studies.  Curate your work by adding meaningful tags to your artefacts that describe what the artefact represents.

Video presentation

The video presentation should provide a summary of your report. This should be treated as a “pitching” exercise. The aim is to sell your proposal to the management of your selected organization. The presentation should be less 10 minutes long and must include all team members to pitch the key points of the report. As it is a presentation, make sure you are telling a story to persuade the management of your selected organization.

The format is open and up to the group to decide. However, it is expected that everyone in the team needs to speak. It is not a requirement that you have to show your physical self.

You will have to submit a link of the video presentation when submitting Assessment 2 in the Dropbox. You may like to upload a MP4 file in CloudDeakin. If the file is too big, you may alternately use other available methods of submission (e.g. YouTube/Vimeo upload, DeakinAir, Google drive link etc.) and share the link in the assignment Dropbox. There are guides on the use of DeakinAir available for students here:

https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/help/about-clouddeakin/help-guides/video-and-audio/deakinair

The presentation will be assessed on communication, teamwork, expert use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text. Overall comprehensiveness and persuasiveness of the presentation also will be considered.

 

Rubric

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical Thinking

GLO5: Problem Solving

GLO7: Teamwork

 

GLOs N (0-29) N (30-49) P (50-59) C (60-69) D (70-79) HD (80-100)
GLO1, 4, & 5

Background and Analysis

(15 marks)

2.2 marks

 

The report has not been presented in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 4.4) marks)

5.95 marks

 

Report demonstrates little/no knowledge or strategy concepts/ theories. Clearly there is a limited knowledge of the organisation.

 

(4.5 – 7.4 marks)

8.2 marks

 

Adequate overview of the analysis, but is somewhat generic. Adequate use of concept/theories and discussion of benefits/shortcomings of current strategy, but is somewhat unclear or not justified in many places.

 

(7.5 – 8.9 marks)

9.7 marks

 

Good overview of the analysis, but lacking depth in places. Good use of concept/ theories to communicate well the benefits/shortcomings of current direction, but needs not consistently well justified.

 

(9.0 – 10.4 marks)

11.2 marks

 

Mostly advanced (very specific, detailed, expert) overview of the analysis. Mostly advanced use of concept/theories to justify very well the benefits or shortcomings of current direction.

 

(10.5 – 11.9 marks)

13 marks

 

Outstanding (very specific, detailed, expert) overview of the analysis. Outstanding use of concept/theories to expertly justify the benefits or shortcomings of current direction.

 

(12 – 15 marks)

GLO4&5

Quality of Recommendation and Implementation Plan

 

(15 marks)

 

2.2 marks

 

The report has not been presented in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 4.4 marks)

5.95 marks

 

Very little evidence of strategic thinking. There are no or limited elements of a new strategy, and/or there is very little value in the proposal.

 

(4.5 – 7.4 marks)

8.2 marks

 

Adequate evidence of applied strategic thinking, but too generic in application. The new strategy is discussed; however, the justification of projected benefits is not convincing.

 

(7.5 – 8.9 marks)

9.7 marks

 

Good evidence of applied strategic thinking. The new strategy is well discussed with projected benefits justified. Good grasp of using analytical findings to forge a clear and actionable plan of action. But the report is not consistent throughout for one or more these areas.

 

(9.0 – 10.4 marks)

11.2 marks

 

Mostly demonstrates advanced clarity of applied strategic thinking. The new strategy is very well discussed, and mostly excellent justification of projected benefits. Actionable plan of action is detailed and firmly based in both analysis of the company and various environmental factors.

 

(10.5 – 11.9 marks)

 

13 marks

 

Outstanding clarity of applied strategic thinking. The new strategy is discussed in depth, there is an excellent justification of projected benefits. Actionable plan of action is creative, detailed and firmly based in both analysis of the company and various environmental factors.

 

(12 – 15 marks)

GLO2

Clarity of written argument

(10 Marks)

1.45 marks

 

The report has not been presented in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 2.9 marks)

 

3.95 marks

 

Inadequate argument in the report because it the argument is unclear, lacks flow and logic, and unnecessarily verbose.

 

(3.0 – 4.9 marks)

5.45 marks

 

Adequate argument in the report, but mostly lacks clarity, brevity and/or logical flow in many places.

 

(5.0 – 5.9 marks)

 

6.45 marks

 

Good argument through most of the report, but lacks clarity and brevity in a few places in the report, and/or sometimes does not flow in a logical manner.

 

(6.0 – 6.9 marks)

7.45 marks

 

Mostly expert (clear, concise, convincing, logical flow) argument used throughout the report.

 

(7.0 – 7.9 marks)

9 marks

 

Expert (clear, concise, convincing, logical flow) argument used throughout the report.

 

(8.0 – 10 marks)

GLO7

Quality of Video Presentation

(10 marks)

 

1.45 marks

 

The video presentation has not been executed in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 2.9 marks)

3.95 marks

 

Inadequate use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

(3.0 – 4.9 marks)

5.45 marks

 

Adequate use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

 

(5.0 – 5.9 marks)

6.45 marks

 

Good use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

 

(6.0 – 6.9 marks)

7.45 marks

 

Mostly expert use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

 

(7.0 – 7.9 marks)

9 marks

 

Expert use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

(8.0 – 10 marks)

MIS712 – Digital Transformation T1, 2020

 

Assessment 2 – Digital Transformation Report (Group Report)

 

DUE DATE AND TIME:                                    Week 9, 17 May (Sunday) 2020, 11:59 PM

PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE:        50% (40% – Report; 10% – Video Presentation)

HURDLE DETAILS:                               Not applicable

Learning Outcome Details

Unit Learning Outcome (ULO) Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO)
ULO 1: Present an advanced integrated analysis and evaluation of potential digital transformations in written form GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO 2: Apply knowledge of key concepts relating to digital transformations to real life examples and case studies GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical Thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork

 

Assessment Feedback

Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on CloudDeakin at the end of Week 11, Sunday 2020, 11:59 PM.

Description / Requirements

Overview of Assignment 2

You take the role of a team of Digital Transformation consultants and prepare a report for organization of interest (either current or future employer) in which you should provide recommendations about how this organization can make use of three emerging technologies to transform its current operations. Your recommendation should be imbedded in an implementation plan, which will outline the details of the implementation and adoption of these three emerging technologies. Your team should also create a video presentation for your report in which you will pitch your recommendations to the organization.

Requirements of Assignment 2

This report should be 4,000 words (excluding the references and appendices). The supplementary video presentation to your report should be 10 minutes long. Groups of 4 students should be formed. To complete this report your team needs to select an organization and analyse its current operations for which recommendations should be provided about how emerging technologies can be deployed to improve these processes. Below you can find a detailed description of the required sections for this report:

  • Executive Summary (~200 words): In this section, you need to briefly describe the organization you have selected and the three emerging technologies you will be recommending. You should also briefly talk about your implementation plan.
  • Introduction (~300 words): In this section, you need to talk the reason you have chosen this particular organization and elaborate on the potential of selected emerging technologies to enable the digital transformation.
  • Organizational Background and Analysis (~1200 words): In this section, introduce the chosen organization and analyse it terms of its industry, market, strategy, and operations. Your team should use the business model canvas (see below) to structure the arguments in this section.
  • Recommendations (~2000 words): In this section, this section you need to present the three emerging technologies that you recommend to the select organization. Your recommendation should focus largely on the potential impact (e.g., reduction of costs, streamlining processes, improving customer service) of these technologies in the chosen organizational context. Furthermore, an implementation plan digital transformation should be proposed based on the roadmap for digital transformation (see below).
  • Conclusion (~300 words): In this section, you should conclude by restating your recommendations and elaborating how the proposed emerging technologies will enable digital transformation within the chosen organizational context.
  • References: References and citations showing the source of all the information in the report need to be provided (Harvard referencing style). The references used must demonstrate thorough research using quality references such as journal articles, book sections, conference papers, and industry reports with good evidence to support your arguments in the sections above. Details on referencing can be found at: http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/study-support/study-skills/handouts/ideas.php
  • Appendices: In this section, you should place figures or tables that illustrate or summarize your key points from the recommendations section.

Business Model Canvas

https://strategyzer.com/canvas/business-model-canvas 

 

Digital Transformation Roadmap

(Schallmo, D., Williams, C.A. and Boardman, L., 2017. Digital transformation of business models—Best practice, enablers, and roadmap. International Journal of Innovation Management, 21(08), p.1-17.)

 

Submission Instructions

The report must be one (1) single file, named T1_year_MIS712_Group_assign2 (e.g. T1_2019_MIS712_Group 11_ assign2).

You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit, until the marked assignment has been returned to you.  In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced, you will need to submit your backup copy.

Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism.

When you are required to submit an assignment through your CloudDeakin unit site, you will receive an email to your Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment dropbox folder after upload, and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission.

Submit the report in the folder called T1 2020 MIS712 Assignment 2 – Digital Transformation Report. Each member should individually submit a peer-review form for Assignment 2.

Notes

  • Penalties for late submission: The following marking penalties will apply if you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension: 5% will be deducted from available marks for each day up to five days, and work that is submitted more than five days after the due date will not be marked. You will receive 0% for the task. ‘Day’ means working day for paper submissions and calendar day for electronic submissions. The Unit Chair may refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task after the due date.
  • For more information about academic misconduct, special consideration, extensions, and assessment feedback, please refer to the document Your rights and responsibilities as a student in this Unit in the first folder next to the Unit Guide of the Resources area in the CloudDeakin unit site.
  • Building evidence of your experiences, skills and knowledge (Portfolio) – Building a portfolio that evidences your skills, knowledge and experience will provide you with a valuable tool to help you prepare for interviews and to showcase to potential employers. There are a number of tools that you can use to build a portfolio.  You are provided with cloud space through OneDrive, or through the Portfolio tool in the Cloud Unit Site, but you can use any storage repository system that you like. Remember that a Portfolio is YOUR tool. You should be able to store your assessment work, reflections, achievements and artefacts in YOUR Portfolio. Once you have completed this assessment piece, add it to your personal Portfolio to use and showcase your learning later, when applying for jobs, or further studies.  Curate your work by adding meaningful tags to your artefacts that describe what the artefact represents.

Video presentation

The video presentation should provide a summary of your report. This should be treated as a “pitching” exercise. The aim is to sell your proposal to the management of your selected organization. The presentation should be less 10 minutes long and must include all team members to pitch the key points of the report. As it is a presentation, make sure you are telling a story to persuade the management of your selected organization.

The format is open and up to the group to decide. However, it is expected that everyone in the team needs to speak. It is not a requirement that you have to show your physical self.

You will have to submit a link of the video presentation when submitting Assessment 2 in the Dropbox. You may like to upload a MP4 file in CloudDeakin. If the file is too big, you may alternately use other available methods of submission (e.g. YouTube/Vimeo upload, DeakinAir, Google drive link etc.) and share the link in the assignment Dropbox. There are guides on the use of DeakinAir available for students here:

https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/help/about-clouddeakin/help-guides/video-and-audio/deakinair

The presentation will be assessed on communication, teamwork, expert use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text. Overall comprehensiveness and persuasiveness of the presentation also will be considered.

 

Rubric

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical Thinking

GLO5: Problem Solving

GLO7: Teamwork

 

GLOs N (0-29) N (30-49) P (50-59) C (60-69) D (70-79) HD (80-100)
GLO1, 4, & 5

Background and Analysis

(15 marks)

2.2 marks

 

The report has not been presented in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 4.4) marks)

5.95 marks

 

Report demonstrates little/no knowledge or strategy concepts/ theories. Clearly there is a limited knowledge of the organisation.

 

(4.5 – 7.4 marks)

8.2 marks

 

Adequate overview of the analysis, but is somewhat generic. Adequate use of concept/theories and discussion of benefits/shortcomings of current strategy, but is somewhat unclear or not justified in many places.

 

(7.5 – 8.9 marks)

9.7 marks

 

Good overview of the analysis, but lacking depth in places. Good use of concept/ theories to communicate well the benefits/shortcomings of current direction, but needs not consistently well justified.

 

(9.0 – 10.4 marks)

11.2 marks

 

Mostly advanced (very specific, detailed, expert) overview of the analysis. Mostly advanced use of concept/theories to justify very well the benefits or shortcomings of current direction.

 

(10.5 – 11.9 marks)

13 marks

 

Outstanding (very specific, detailed, expert) overview of the analysis. Outstanding use of concept/theories to expertly justify the benefits or shortcomings of current direction.

 

(12 – 15 marks)

GLO4&5

Quality of Recommendation and Implementation Plan

 

(15 marks)

 

2.2 marks

 

The report has not been presented in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 4.4 marks)

5.95 marks

 

Very little evidence of strategic thinking. There are no or limited elements of a new strategy, and/or there is very little value in the proposal.

 

(4.5 – 7.4 marks)

8.2 marks

 

Adequate evidence of applied strategic thinking, but too generic in application. The new strategy is discussed; however, the justification of projected benefits is not convincing.

 

(7.5 – 8.9 marks)

9.7 marks

 

Good evidence of applied strategic thinking. The new strategy is well discussed with projected benefits justified. Good grasp of using analytical findings to forge a clear and actionable plan of action. But the report is not consistent throughout for one or more these areas.

 

(9.0 – 10.4 marks)

11.2 marks

 

Mostly demonstrates advanced clarity of applied strategic thinking. The new strategy is very well discussed, and mostly excellent justification of projected benefits. Actionable plan of action is detailed and firmly based in both analysis of the company and various environmental factors.

 

(10.5 – 11.9 marks)

 

13 marks

 

Outstanding clarity of applied strategic thinking. The new strategy is discussed in depth, there is an excellent justification of projected benefits. Actionable plan of action is creative, detailed and firmly based in both analysis of the company and various environmental factors.

 

(12 – 15 marks)

GLO2

Clarity of written argument

(10 Marks)

1.45 marks

 

The report has not been presented in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 2.9 marks)

 

3.95 marks

 

Inadequate argument in the report because it the argument is unclear, lacks flow and logic, and unnecessarily verbose.

 

(3.0 – 4.9 marks)

5.45 marks

 

Adequate argument in the report, but mostly lacks clarity, brevity and/or logical flow in many places.

 

(5.0 – 5.9 marks)

 

6.45 marks

 

Good argument through most of the report, but lacks clarity and brevity in a few places in the report, and/or sometimes does not flow in a logical manner.

 

(6.0 – 6.9 marks)

7.45 marks

 

Mostly expert (clear, concise, convincing, logical flow) argument used throughout the report.

 

(7.0 – 7.9 marks)

9 marks

 

Expert (clear, concise, convincing, logical flow) argument used throughout the report.

 

(8.0 – 10 marks)

GLO7

Quality of Video Presentation

(10 marks)

 

1.45 marks

 

The video presentation has not been executed in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 2.9 marks)

3.95 marks

 

Inadequate use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

(3.0 – 4.9 marks)

5.45 marks

 

Adequate use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

 

(5.0 – 5.9 marks)

6.45 marks

 

Good use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

 

(6.0 – 6.9 marks)

7.45 marks

 

Mostly expert use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

 

(7.0 – 7.9 marks)

9 marks

 

Expert use of diagrams, figures, tables, titles, and text in the video presentation to pitch the key points of the report.

 

(8.0 – 10 marks)

 

 

 

 

 

MMH709 Employee Relations for Organisational Effectiveness

MMH709 Employee Relations for Organisational Effectiveness
Assessment task 2 – 1st Trimester 2020
Written essay – Enterprise bargaining
Essay: 60% of the total grade for this unit.
Word length: 3,500 words (plus or minus 10%, excluding the wording contained in the reference list only).
Due date: 11.59pm (AEST), Friday, 29 May, 2020.
Unit Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this Unit, students should be able to do the following:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1
Analyse the theories and concepts of employment relations via examining the concept of productivity and the link between enterprise bargaining and productivity growth.
GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge.
GLO2 Communication
GLO4 Critical thinking
ULO3
Identify the views held by the main actors of employment relations towards the link thought to exist between enterprise bargaining and productivity growth.
GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge.
GLO2 Communication
ULO4
Identify the legal obligations placed on employers and the legal entitlements conferred in employees (and trade unions) when bargaining for enterprise agreements under the Fair Work Act 2009.
GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge.
GLO2 Communication
Assessment feedback
In accordance with Faculty policy relating to units that have no exams, the feedback and grades for this assignment will be published on the Unit’s CloudDeakin site at the same time as academic results for the trimester are released.
Assessment task
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s (2017) ‘best practice guide [for] Improving workplace productivity in bargaining’ heralds a range of advantages associated with enterprise bargaining:
The Fair Work Act 2009 promotes productivity, fairness and cooperation through an emphasis on enterprise-level collective bargaining, underpinned by simple good faith bargaining obligations and clear rules regulating industrial action. Enterprise bargaining is a way of fostering a culture of change in the workplace and is a valuable tool in the process of continuous improvement. It can assist in the creation of
responsive and flexible enterprises and help to improve productivity and efficiency. Increased productivity can provide higher wages to workers or more secure and satisfying work, higher profits to employers and lower priced goods and services to the public.
Sally McManus (2018), the Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, has different view, as she has declared that the present system of enterprise bargaining is ‘broken’:
When we moved to an enterprise bargaining system, we imagined that the vast majority of Australian workers would be covered by enterprise agreements. Awards would only be a safety-net for a small number of workers. In response our award system has been stripped back to the bare minimum. But, enterprise bargaining is failing, and more and more people are depending on hollowed out awards. … Enterprise bargaining is so restrictive, so excessively regulated, it is smothering wage growth. The economy cannot grow unless wages grow. Working people must have greater freedom to negotiate and our laws must assist them even up the power imbalance so they can negotiate fair pay increases.
Clearly there is a difference of opinion here about how the enterprise bargaining system is operating under the Fair Work Act 2009. This assessment task has three aims. The first is to give you an appreciation of the legal processes involved in enterprise bargaining. The second is to give the opportunity to work with the Fair Work Act 2009 and acquaint you with its language and regulatory content. The final aim is to put you in touch with an important and still unfolding debate that has emerged over the efficacy of the present system of enterprise bargaining. To these ends, the assignment asks you to answer the following three questions.
1. Under the terms of the Fair Work Act 2009, what does the process of enterprise bargaining entail? (10 marks)
2. What views are held by trade unions and employer associations towards the present system of enterprise bargaining? (20 marks)
3. What evidence can or has been brought to bear in support of these views? (20 marks)
*** Grammar, syntax, spelling and citation method (10 marks)
Fair Work Ombudsman (2017) Best Practice Guide: Improving workplace productivity in bargaining, source <http://www.Improving-workplace-productivity-through-bargaining-best-practice-guide.pdf
Sally McManus (2018) [National] Press club speech, 21 March 2018: Change the rules for more secure jobs and fair pay, source, source <https://www.actu.org.au/media/1033746 /180320-national-press-club-speech-sally-mcmanus-march-21-2018.pdf
Assignment format
– This is not a group assignment.
– Adhere to the word limit as set out above.
– Double space your work.
– Do not provide an executive summary or table of contents. This is not a ‘report’. It is an essay that should conform with a standard format of its type (i.e., an introduction, a body and a conclusion).
– Either Harvard style in-text referencing or Oxford style footnoting is acceptable.
– There is no recommended number of sources that should be cited.
– Papers with no citation will attract an automatic zero. Resubmission is not an option.
– Papers that have no reference section will attract an automatic zero. Resubmission is not an option.
– Papers that do not apply correct citation format will be marked down, though markers will allow some leeway for minor errors if a genuine attempt to apply a correct citation format is evident. If you are unsure of how to cite the sources used when writing university level essays, then the following University web-site should be consulted:
https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/study-support/referencing
– Papers that apply citation to mask plagiarism will be automatically referred to the Academic Progress Committee, as will all cases of plagiarism. If you are unsure of what constitutes plagiarism, then the following University web-site should be consulted:
https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/study-support/referencing/summarising-paraphrasing-quoting
Assignment submission
– An essay is deemed to have been submitted ‘on time’ when it is uploaded into the ‘Assessment’ folder on the unit’s Cloud Deakin web site by 11.59pm on the due date. When you submit an assignment, an email will be sent to your Deakin address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that your assignment can be seen in the Submissions view of the assignment ‘Dropbox’ folder after uploading. You should also keep the email receipt for the submission.
– You are expected to keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit until the marked assignment has been returned to you. In the unlikely event that your assignment is misplaced, you will need to submit the backup copy.
– Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism. Turnitin is provided on CloudDeakin so you can check your work against the similarity report.
Assignment extensions (Direct wording of Faculty policy)
Extensions can only be approved by the Unit Chair (Keith Abbott). Please email your request to (abbottku@deakin.edu.au) before the due date. You will be asked to provide evidence to support your request and a draft of the work completed to date. Where an extension is approved you will be given between 1 day and 2 weeks to submit your work. Work or holidays or other assignments are NOT grounds for an extension – you are expected to manage these issues as part of your studies. You are strongly encouraged to start early and to continually backup your assignment as you progress. Computer crashes or corrupted files will NOT be accepted as valid reasons for an extension of any length.
https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/assessment-and-results/special-consideration
Penalties for late submission (Direct wording from Faculty policy)
This assignment was submitted N days late without an approved extension from the Unit Chair. The late penalty policy, which is clearly stated in the MMH709 Assignment Brief. The
following marking penalties will apply if you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension: 5% will be deducted from available marks for each day up to five days, and work that is submitted more than five days after the due date will not be marked. The late penalty is therefore calculated as follows:
1 day late. Submitted after 11.59pm, 29 May 2020. Penalty 2/40 (0.01 to 23.59 hours after due time and date, shown in hours on Cloud Deakin Drop Box).
2 days late – . Submitted after 11.59pm, 29 May 2020. Penalty 4/40 (24-47.59 hours after due time and date, shown as 1 day on Cloud Deakin Drop Box)
3 days late. Submitted after 11.59pm, 29 May 2020. Penalty 6/40 (48-71.59 hours after due time and date, shown as 2 days on Cloud Deakin Drop Box).
4 days late. Submitted after 11.59pm, 29 May 2020. Penalty 8/40 (shown as 3 days on Cloud Deakin Drop Box).
5 days late. Submitted after 11.59pm, 29 May 2020. Penalty 10/40 (shown as 4 days on cloud Deakin Drop Box).
Dropbox closed 11.59pm, 3 June 2020 AEST. Therefore, 40/40 marks have been deducted from your final mark for this assignment.
Good grief…

Accounting Theory and Current Issues

Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions

Unit Code: HI6025

Unit Name: Accounting Theory and Current Issues

Assignment: Tutorial Questions 1

Due: 11:30pm 22nd May 2020

Weighting: 25%

Total Assignment Marks: 50 marks

Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit

Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:

1. Examine conceptual issues and the sources of authority for the accounting requirements which apply to reporting by Australian companies, including Company Law, International and Australian Accounting Standards, and Stock Exchange requirements;

2. Understand and evaluate different theories of accounting such as positive accounting theory, normative accounting theory, stakeholders’ theory, legitimacy theory, institutional theory, and different initiatives of relevant global organisations such as GRI, IR;

3. Apply Australian Accounting Standards and Corporate Legislation to the financial reporting processes;

4. Evaluate advanced level financial accounting problems and select appropriate accounting strategies for the accounting entity;

5. Understand different provisions of accounting standards and the compliance requirements of the professional and legal bodies in Australia;

6. Make judgments about appropriate use of accounting standards and accurately apply appropriate treatments for different advanced level accounting issues;

Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions for weeks 1 to 5 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.

The questions to be answered are:

Week 1

The fundamental qualitative characteristics that financial information must possess to be useful to the primary users of general purpose financial reports—identified in the Conceptual Framework are ‘relevance’ and ‘faithful representation’.

Required:

a) Provide one example where information is relevant but not faithfully represented. (3 marks, maximum 100 words)

b) Provide one example where information is not relevant but is faithfully represented. (3 marks, maximum 100 words)

c) Provide one example where information is relevant and faithfully represented. (4 marks, maximum 150 words)

Week 2

a) What is a social contract and how does it relate to organisational legitimacy? (6 marks, maximum 300 words)

b) Explain two ways organisations can use corporate disclosure policy to maintain or regain organisational legitimacy? (4 marks, maximum 200 words)

Week 3

Diamond Ltd acquired an item of polishing equipment on 1 July 2015 for $440,000. The equipment is expected to have a useful life of 10 years and the straight-line method of depreciation is to be used. It has salvage value of $40,000. On 1 July 2017, the equipment is deemed to have a fair value of $424,000 and revaluation is undertaken in accordance with the Diamond Ltd policy of measuring property, plant and equipment at fair value. The asset is still usable for next 8 years but the salvage value is determined to be zero. The asset is sold for $356,000 on 1 July 2019.

Required:

Provide the journal entries necessary at the following dates to account for the above transactions and events. (Ignore narrations). Show your working. (10 marks)

• 01/07/2015

• 01/07/2017

• 01/07/2019

Week 4

Snowy Ltd acquires Pax Ltd on 1 July 2018 for $5,000,000 being the fair value of the consideration transferred. At that date, Pax Ltd’s net identifiable assets have a fair value of $4,400,000. Goodwill of $600,000 is therefore the difference between the aggregate of the consideration transferred and the net identifiable assets acquired.

The fair value of the net identifiable assets of Pax Limited are determined as follows:

($000)

Patent rights 200

Machinery 1,000

Buildings 1,500

Land 2,300

5,000

Less: Bank loan 600

Net assets 4,400

At the end of the reporting period of 30 June 2019, the management of Snowy Ltd determines that the recoverable amount of the cash-generating unit, which is considered to be Pax Ltd, totals $4,500,000. The carrying amount of the net identifiable assets of Pax Ltd, excluding goodwill, is unchanged and remains at $4,400,000.

Required:

a) Prepare the journal entry to account for any impairment of goodwill. (6 marks)

b) Assume instead that at the end of the reporting period the management of Snowy Ltd determines that the recoverable amount of the cash-generating unit, which is considered to be Pax Ltd, totals $4,200,000. Determine the impairment of goodwill amount. (No journal entries required) (4 marks)

Week 5

On 1 July 2019, Fisher Ltd decides to lease a cargo ship from XFinance Ltd. The term of the lease is 20 years. The implicit interest rate in the lease is 10 per cent. The fair value of the cargo ship at the commencement of the lease is $2,215,560. The lease is non-cancellable, and requires a lease payment of $300,000 on inception of the lease (on 1 July 2019) and lease payments of $250,000 on 30 June each year (starting 30 June 2020). Included within the $250,000 lease payments is an amount of $25,000 representing payment to the lessor for the insurance and maintenance of the cargo ship. There is no residual payment required. Annuity factor, n=20; r = 10% is 8.5136.

Required:

a) Prove that the interest rate implicit in the lease is 10 per cent. (2 marks)

b) Provide the entries for the lease in the books of Fisher Ltd as at 1 July 2019, and 30 June 2020. (4 marks)

c) Provide the entries for the lease in the books of XFinance Ltd as at 1 July 2019, and 30 June 2020. (4 marks)

Submission Directions:

The assignment has to be submitted via Blackboard. Each student will be permitted one submission to Blackboard only. Each student needs to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.

Academic Integrity

Academic honesty is highly valued at Holmes Institute. Students must always submit work that represents their original words or ideas. If any words or ideas used in a class posting or assignment submission do not represent the student’s original words or ideas, the student must cite all relevant sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used. Written assignments that include material similar to course reading materials or other sources should include a citation including source, author, and page number.

In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student in the class is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity Policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through to suspension of enrolment. The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and the student’s history of academic misconduct issues.

All assessments will be automatically submitted to SafeAssign to assess their originality.

Further Information:

For further information and additional learning resources, students should refer to their Discussion Board for the unit.

Business and Corporate Law

Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions
Unit Code: HI6027
Unit Name: Business and Corporate Law
Assignment: Tutorial Questions 1
Due: 11:30pm 29th May 2020
Weighting: 25%
Total Assignment Marks: 50 marks
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
1. Critically examine the main features of the Australian legal system;
2. Critically examine the foundations of Australian company law;
3. Critically discuss and apply contract and tort law in business circumstances;
4. Critically analyse the concept of corporate internal rules and management;
5. Critically discuss and apply the legal framework that regulates a company’s dealings with outsiders;
6. Analyse the interaction between members’ rights, directors’ duties and corporate governance;
7. Analyse the procedures regarding external administration and winding up.
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions for weeks 1 to 5 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.
The questions to be answered are:
Week 1
Explain the distinction between Exclusive Powers, Concurrent Powers and Residual Powers, which are outlined in the Australian Constitution. Give an example of each power. (10 marks, maximum 300 words)
Week 2
You are in the train station waiting for your train to arrive. You see a vending machine from where you can buy snacks and chips for $3.50. Posted on the machine is a sign saying: “Property of XYZ Vendsolutions Pty Ltd”. You insert the coins required into the machine and out comes a packet of chips. However, when you open the packet of chips, you find bits of plastic inside and you don’t want to eat the chips. You want your money back.
Required:
With reference to the essential elements for the formation of a contract, explain:
a) Did you enter into a contract in this scenario? (5 marks, maximum 500 words)
b) If your answer is yes, with whom did you enter a contract? (5 marks, maximum 150 words)
Week 3
What are the common law rules regarding contracts entered into by infants, and when are such contracts valid, voidable or void? (10 marks, maximum 300 words)
Week 4
Explain the operation of the contra proferentem rule. Is such a rule defensible in today’s business environment? (10 marks, maximum 300 words)
Week 5
In September, Amina hired Bryan as a delivery man. Bryan was to commence work on 1 November. On 1 October, Amina wrote to Bryan telling him that, despite their agreement, economic circumstances were such that she no longer required his services. Can Bryan sue Amina? Explain your answers in light of the principles learned on breach of contract. (10 marks, maximum 500 words)
Submission Directions:
The assignment has to be submitted via Blackboard. Each student will be permitted one submission to Blackboard only. Each student needs to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.
Academic Integrity
Academic honesty is highly valued at Holmes Institute. Students must always submit work that represents their original words or ideas. If any words or ideas used in a class posting or assignment submission do not represent the student’s original words or ideas, the student must cite all relevant sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used. Written assignments that include material similar to course reading materials or other sources should include a citation including source, author, and page number.
In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student in the class is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity Policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through to suspension of enrolment. The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and the student’s history of academic misconduct issues.
All assessments will be automatically submitted to SafeAssign to assess their originality.
Further Information:
For further information and additional learning resources, students should refer to their Discussion Board for the unit.

Corporate Accounting Group AssignmenT

HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
HI5020 Corporate Accounting Group Assignment T1 2020
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester
T1 2020
Unit Code
HI5020
Unit Title
Corporate Accounting
Assessment Type
Individual Assignment
Assessment Title Accounting for Income Tax
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)
This assignment aims at developing a clear understanding of students on corporate accounting for income tax issues. Students will develop an understanding on different concepts used in accounting for income tax. They will also develop an understanding on how different concepts of accounting for income tax are used by companies in the practical setting.
(ULO 1, 2, 4, 5, 6).
Weight
40 % of the total assessments (Written assignment 30 % + Presentation 10 percent)
Total Marks
Written assignment 30 marks + Presentation 10 marks
Word limit
3000 words ±500 words
Due Date
Assignment submission: Final Submission of individual Assignment: 11:59 pm Friday, Week 10
Late submission incurs penalties of five (5) % of the assessment value per calendar day unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the lecturer prior to the assessment deadline.
Submission Guidelines
 All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
 The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
 Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
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Assignment Specifications
Purpose:
This assignment aims at developing a clear understanding of students on corporate accounting for income tax issues. Students will develop an understanding on different concepts used in accounting for income taxes. They will also develop an understanding on how different concepts of accounting for income tax are used by companies in the practical setting.
Assessment task: Collect the latest annual report of an ASX listed company for the last 2 financial years. Please read the financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement) and notes attached to financial statements on income tax issues very carefully. Please remember some aspects of your firm’s treatment of its tax – can be a very complicated area, particularly for some firms. Based on your understanding of the topic “accounting for income tax” and based on your reading of the collected annual reports, do the following tasks. i Briefly explain the concepts of accounting profit, taxable profit, temporary difference, taxable temporary difference, deductible temporary difference, deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability. ii Briefly explain the recognition criteria of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability. iii What is your firm’s tax expense in its latest financial statements?
iv Is this figure the same as the company tax rate times your firm’s accounting income? Explain why this is, or is not, the case for your firm highlighting the reasons for differences. v Identify the deferred tax assets/liabilities that is reported in the balance sheet articulating the possible reasons why they have been recorded.
vi Is there any current tax assets or income tax payable recorded by your company? Why is the income tax payable not the same as income tax expense? vii Is the income tax expense shown in the income statement same as the income tax paid shown in the cash flow statement? If not, why is the difference?
viii Briefly explain the concepts of temporary difference and permanent difference. Identify any permanent differences that your company may have.
ix What do you find interesting, confusing, surprising or difficult to understand about the treatment of tax in your firm’s financial statements? What new insights, if any, have you gained about how companies account for income tax as a result of examining your firm’s tax expense in its accounts?
Assignment Structure should be as the following:
Abstract – One paragraph
List of Content
Introduction
Body of the assignment with detailed answer on each of the required tasks
Summary/Conclusion
List of references
…..
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Instruction for video presentation:
Based on your written assignment you will have to make a summary video presentation ranging for 10 minutes. Your presentation should explain the assignment tasks and your key findings. You will have to upload the presentation in You Tube and submit the You Tube link in the black board so that the marker can watch and mark your presentation. Your assignment will be marked based on the following criteria:
Presentation Style (3 marks)
Content (4 marks)
Clarity of the presentation ((3 marks)
Excellent
3-2.5
4-3
3-2.5
Very good
2.5-1.75
3-2.5
2.5-1.75
Good
1.75-1.5
2.5-2.00
1.75-1.5
Satisfactory
1.5-1.00
2.00-1.00
1.5-1.00
Unsatisfactory
1.00-0
1.00-0
1.00-0
Marking criteria Marking criteria Weighting
Abstract
1%
List of content & overall presentation of the assignment
1%
Introduction
1% Briefly explain the concepts of accounting profit, taxable profit, temporary difference, taxable temporary difference, deductible temporary difference, deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability. Provide suitable example for each concept.
7%
Briefly explain the recognition criteria of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability.
2%
What is your firm’s tax expense in its latest financial statements?
1%
Is this figure the same as the company tax rate times your firm’s accounting income? Explain why this is, or is not, the case for your firm highlighting the reasons for differences.
3%
Identify the deferred tax assets/liabilities that is reported in the balance sheet articulating the possible reasons why they have been recorded.
3%
Is there any current tax assets or income tax payable recorded by your company? Why is the income tax payable not the same as income tax expense?
3%
Is the income tax expense shown in the income statement same as the income tax paid shown in the cash flow statement? If not why is the difference?
3%
Briefly explain the concepts of temporary difference and permanent difference. Identify any permanent differences that your company may have.
2%
What do you find interesting, confusing, surprising or difficult to understand about the treatment of tax in your firm’s financial statements? What new insights, if any, have you gained about how companies account for income tax as a result of examining your firm’s tax expense in its accounts?
2%
Conclusion
1% Total in Written Assignment 30% Video presentation 10% Total 40 %
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Marking Rubric Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Briefly explain the concepts of accounting profit, taxable profit, temporary difference, taxable temporary difference, deductible temporary difference, deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability. /7 All seven concepts have been discussed clearly and comprehensively . Suitable examples have been given All seven concepts have been discussed. Suitable examples have been given. Has discussed all seven concepts with examples. Minor errors remain. Attempted to discuss all seven concepts. Also attempted to provide examples. Major errors remain. Did not show an understanding of the concepts, did not provide appropriate examples. Briefly explain the recognition criteria of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability. /2 The recognition criteria of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability have been correctly and comprehensively discussed The recognition criteria of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability have been discussed. There is scope for improvement. The recognition criteria of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities have been discussed with minor errors and ambiguity. The recognition criteria of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities have been discussed with major errors and ambiguity. An attempt has been made to discuss the recognition criteria of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liability but the answer is mostly irrelevant, or an attempt has not been made to discuss the recognition criteria of deferred tax assets. What is your firm’s tax expense in its latest financial statements? /1 The income tax expense has been correctly identified —— —— The income tax expense has been incorrectly identified The income tax expense has not been identified.
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Is this figure the same as the company tax rate times your firm’s accounting income? Explain why this is, or is not, the case for your firm highlighting the reasons for differences. /3 Demonstrated an excellent understanding of the issue. The reasons for the differences have been identified and explained Demonstrated a good understanding of the issue. The reasons for the differences have been identified and explained Demonstrated a poor understanding of the issue. The reasons for the differences have been identified and explained with minor errors Demonstrated a poor understanding of the issue. The reasons for the differences have been identified and explained with major errors Demonstrated very poor or no understanding of the issue. The reasons for the differences have not been identified and explained Identify the deferred tax assets/liabilities that is reported in the balance sheet articulating the possible reasons why they have been recorded. /3 Has correctly identified the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities reported by the company. The reasons for their origin have been identified and explained. Has correctly identified the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities reported by the company. The reasons for their origin have been identified and explained with minor errors. Has identified the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities reported by the company with minor errors. The reasons for their origin have been identified and explained with major errors. Has identified the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities reported by the company with major errors. The reasons for their origin have been identified and explained with major errors. Has not identified the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities reported by the company. The reasons for their origin have not been identified and explained. Is there any current tax assets or income tax payable recorded by your company? Why is the income tax payable not the same as income tax expense? /3 Has clearly identified if the company has reported any current tax asset or income tax payable. Has demonstrated an excellent understanding of the reasons for the differences between income tax payable and income tax expense. Has clearly identified if the company has reported any current tax asset or income tax payable. Has demonstrated a good understanding of the reasons for the differences between income tax payable and income tax expense. Minor errors. Has identified if the company has reported any current tax asset or income tax payable. Has demonstrated a reasonable understanding of the reasons for the differences between income tax payable and income tax expense. Major errors. Has identified if the company has reported any current tax asset or income tax payable. Has demonstrated a poor understanding of the reasons for the differences between income tax payable and income tax expense. Major errors. Has not been able to identify if the company has reported any current tax asset or income tax payable. Unable to demonstrate an acceptable level of understanding of reasons for the differences between income tax payable and income tax expense. Major errors.
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Is the income tax expense shown in the income statement same as the income tax paid shown in the cash flow statement? If not, why is the difference? /3 Has clearly identified if there is any difference between these two figures. Has demonstrated an excellent understanding on the reasons for the differences between these two figures. Has clearly identified if there is any difference between these two figures. Has demonstrated a good understanding on the reasons for the differences between these two figures. Has clearly identified if there is any difference between these two figures. Has discussed on the reasons for the differences between these two figures with minor errors Has attempted to explain if there is any difference between these two figures. Has discussed on the reasons for the differences between these two figures with major errors Has not made any acceptable attempt to explain if there is any difference between these two figures. Has discussed on the reasons for the differences between these two figures with major errors Briefly explain the concepts of temporary difference and permanent difference. Identify any permanent differences that your company may have. /2 Has shown an excellent understanding on the concepts of temporary difference and permanent difference. Has identified all permanent differences that the company might have. Has shown a good understanding on the concepts of temporary difference and permanent difference. Has identified all permanent differences that the company might have. Has shown a basic understanding on the concepts of temporary difference and permanent difference. Has attempted to identify permanent differences that the company might have. Has attempted to explain the concepts of temporary difference and permanent difference, major errors remain. Has attempted to identify permanent differences that the company might have. Has not Explained the concepts of temporary difference and permanent difference. Has not attempted to identify permanent differences that the company might have. What do you find interesting, confusing, surprising or difficult to understand about the treatment of tax in your firm’s financial statements? What new insights, if any, have you gained about how companies account for income tax as a result of examining your firm’s tax expense in its accounts? /2 Has provided an excellent synthesis of the discussions and analysis highlighting the reasons why the tax treatment can be complex. Has provided a very good synthesis of the discussions and analysis highlighting the reasons why the tax treatment can be complex. Has provided good synthesis of the discussions and analysis highlighting the reasons why the tax treatment can be complex. Minor errors. Has provided a very basic synthesis of the discussions and analysis highlighting the reasons why the tax treatment can be complex. Major errors in the discussion. Has provided a very poor or no synthesis of the discussions and analysis highlighting the reasons why the tax treatment can be complex. Major errors in the discussion.

CSE2/CSE5ALG– Algorithms and Data Structures – 2020

CSE2/CSE5ALG– Algorithms and Data Structures – 2020
Assignment – Part 1
Assessment: This part 1 of the assignment is worth 10% of the final mark for this subject.
Due Date: 9 April 2020, Thursday, at 10:00 AM
Delays caused by computer downtime cannot be accepted as a valid reason for a late submission
without penalty. Students must plan their work to allow for both scheduled and
unscheduled downtime. Late submission policy does NOT apply to this assignment.
Copying, Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the submission of somebody else’s work in a manner that
gives the impression that the work is your own. The Department of CS & IT treats academic
misconduct seriously. When it is detected, penalties are strictly imposed.
Submission Details: Submit all the Java files that are required for the tasks described in this
handout. The code has to run under Unix on the latcs8 machine. You submit your files from your
latcs8 account. Make sure you are in the same directory as the files you are submitting. Submit
each file separately using the submit command. For example, if the file is named
LexiconTester.java, use the following command for submission:
submit ALG LexiconTester.java
After submitting the files, you can run the following command that lists the files submitted
from your account:
verify
You can submit the same filename as many times as you like before the assignment deadline;
the previously submitted copy will be replaced by the latest one. If you encounter any problem
regarding submission, please email the lecturer for assistance.
Testing Platform: While you are free to develop the code on any operating system, your
solution must be compilable and executable using javac and java commands on latcs8.
Return of Assignment: The tutor is to mark your assignment with a marking sheet in
a face-to-face pattern during the online lab classes in the next teaching week after the
due date. You will be notified with your mark immediately after marking. If you
have any doubt your mark, please raise it to the tutor before your lab class ends.
Any post-lab inquiry will NOT be accepted. If you miss your lab, please email the lecturer
for arrangement of marking.
Assignment Objectives
• To understand various data structures and searching and sorting techniques;
• To analyse these techniques in relation to a particular problem;
• To implement these techniques within a Java program.
1
Problem Description
In many situations, we may need to find a word based on one or more letters in it. For example,
when making or completing a crossword you may want to find a word that has 4 letters, starts with
J and ends with A. In this assignment, the program you will write will create a lexicon of words
from various sources (that is, from various text files) and will allow the user to search for words
that fit particular patterns.
The operational definition of what is taken to be a word will be given later in this handout. For
each word, we also keep the following information:
• The frequency: How many times the word appears in the input files
• The list of neighbors: A neighbor of a word w is a word that is of the same length and differs
from w by only one letter
Note: The motivation for this requirement is to make the lexicon capable of supporting the
following game. Two words are given – let us called them “start word” and “end word”. The
aim is to transform the start word into the end word by changing one letter at a time, subject
to the condition that all the intermediate “words” are valid words. Obviously, this game is
equivalent to finding a path from the start word to the end word along the edges connecting
two neighbors.
Assignment Requirements
The assignment is divided into two parts. For part 1, you are required to write a simple version,
where execution efficiency is not taken into account. For part 2, you are required to write an
“optimized” version where efficiency, in addition to correctness, is the major concern.
With the exceptions of ArrayList, you are NOT permitted to use any of the classes in
the Java Collections Framework, e.g. TreeMap, HashMap, Arrays.
Task 1
For this task, you are to design and implement the program LexiconTester.java. This program
will
1. Read two text files, sample1.txt and sample2.txt, and construct a lexicon that contains
words from the two files;
2. Write the words from the lexicon to the text file sample3.txt.
Further information about the task is given below.
2
Building the lexicon
The first text file to be read in is the file sample1.txt shown below:
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Chapter 1
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a
good fortune must be in want of a wife.
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first
entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the
surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one
or other of their daughters.
“My dear Mr. Bennet,” said his lady to him one day, “have you heard that
Netherfield Park is let at last?”
Mr. Bennet replied that he had not.
“But it is,” returned she; “for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told
me all about it.”
Mr. Bennet made no answer.
“Do you not want to know who has taken it?” cried his wife impatiently.
“YOU want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it.”
This was invitation enough.
The second text file to be read in (and its words added to the lexicon) is the file sample2.txt
below:
You can see zebras and yaks at the zoo.
Yes, zebras and yaks and wombats too.
You will also meet a fat cat, wearing a hat, sitting on a mat, reading a map
while drinking from a cup.
What is a word?
A word is a sequence of letters. Words will be treated in a case-insensitive manner. A simple
option is to stored all the words in lower case. Initially, a word is obtained as a sequence of
characters separated by whitespace characters. Then numbers and punctuation characters, if any,
must be removed. More specifically,
• If the word “and” occurs twice in the file, it is only stored once in the lexicon
• If the word “you” also occurs as “YOU”, only one version is stored.
• Punctuation, such as commas, quotes, hyphens, full stops and question marks, are removed.
• If the word “don’t” or the word “second-hand” appears in the input texts, they would be
stored without punctuation, i.e. “dont” and “secondhand” respectively.
• The ‘word’ “1”, for example, will be ignored as it contains numeric characters.
3
Saving the lexicon
The words from the created lexicon are to be written to file sample3.txt. These words must be
in sorted in alphabetical order.
The information on each word, which is also written to the text file, includes the frequency
and the list of its neighbors. The list of neighbors must also be in alphabetical order.
The format must be as shown in the example below for a number of words.
a 11 [i]
about 1 []
acknowledged 1 []
all 1 []
also 1 []
and 6 []
answer 1 []
at 2 [it]
austen 1 []
be 2 [by, he, me]
been 1 []
bennet 3 []
but 1 []
by 1 [be, my]
can 1 [cat, man]
cat 1 [can, fat, hat, mat]
chapter 1 []
considered 1 []
cried 1 []
cup 1 []

For each word, first the spelling of the word is displayed, followed by the frequency, and then
followed by the word’s neighbors (in alphabetical order, inside a pair of square brackets).
Task 2
For this task, you are to write the program WordMatchTester.java. This program will
1. Read two text files, sample1.txt a nd sample2.txt, and construct a lexicon that
contains words from the two files (as in Task 1);
2. Find the words that match a pattern, which is input via the command-line argument,
and display the results (the pattern, matching words and frequencies) on the screen. For
example, if the program WordMatchTester.java is compilable and runnable,
java WordMatchTester ma?
is supposed to print the results corresponding to the pattern ma?.
Further information about the task is given below.
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Finding matching words
The patterns to match the words in the lexicon are to be included (hard-coded) as strings in the
test program. A pattern consists of a sequence of letters, with no spaces within the sequence. In
addition, there are two wildcard characters allowed. A ’?’ symbol in the pattern can match with
any one character in a word, while a ’*’ symbol can match with any number of characters in a
word (zero or more).
For each pattern, the pattern and the words that match the pattern are to be displayed on the
screen and write to the text file. Each matching word, together with its frequency, appears on a
separate line. The words are in alphabetical order.
For example, the pattern:
ma?
may result in the words below being displayed to the screen
man 2
map 1
mat 1
may 1
The pattern:
?o?
may result in the following words being displayed. Note the words are displayed in lexicographic
order.
for 1
not 2
too 1
you 5
zoo 1
The pattern:
Mr*
may result in the output:
mr 3
mrs 1
The pattern:
i*
may result in the output:
i 1
impatiently 1
in 3
invitation 1
is 5
it 5
5
The pattern
?ear*
may result in the output:
dear 1
heard 1
hearing 1
wearing 1
Any pattern that has no matches will result in the message
No words in the lexicon match the pattern
output to the screen and written to the file.
Your program is supposed to support ANY pattern. As a suggestion, you should test
your program with at least 10 different patterns according to the description above.
A suggestion
It is up to you to decide on how to organize your code. However, to make your code easier to write
and to test, you may want to have a class called Helper, and in this class you may put methods
such the one to determine if two strings are neighbors of each other, etc. Besides, if it is difficult
for you to come up a way to implement pattern matching, try to recall the knowledge about
Regular Expression, which is supposed to be covered in CSE1/4IOO.
Marking Scheme
Your assignment is to be marked according to a marking sheet. Please check the example
marking sheet on the LMS subject page for details.
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CSE4DBF 2020

CSE4DBF 2020
Assignment 2 (20%)
Due date: 10.00am Friday, June 5th 2020
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
✓ to perform queries on a relational database system using SQL;
✓ to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of stored procedures, stored functions and triggers.
This is an individual Assignment. You are not permitted to work as a group when writing this assignment.
Copying, Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the submission of somebody else’s work in a manner that gives the impression that the work is your own. The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology treats plagiarism very seriously. When it is detected, penalties are strictly imposed. Students are referred to the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology’s Handbook and policy documents with regard to plagiarism and assignment return, and also to the section of ‘Academic Integrity’ on the subject learning guide.
No extensions will be given: Penalties are applied to late assignments (5% of total assignment mark given is deducted per day, accepted up to 5 days after the due date only). If there are circumstances that prevent the assignment being submitted on time, an application for special consideration may be made. See Student Handbook for details. Note that delays caused by computer downtime cannot be accepted as a valid reason for a late submission without penalty. Students must plan their work to allow for both scheduled and unscheduled downtime.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Task 1 should be saved to a file named task1.txt using the SPOOL command.
Task 2 should be saved to a file named task2.txt using the SPOOL command.
Task 3 should be saved to a file named task3.txt using the SPOOL command.
Note: an example of using the SPOOL command is given in the lab book. In the SPOOL file, you need to provide the query/procedure/function/trigger execution and the sample output. For the trigger, you need to show a sample test that demonstrates the successful execution of the trigger.
If you are not able to use SPOOL at home, please use Oracle Live SQL https://livesql.oracle.com instead and screenshot your output into your submission file.
All the tasks above are to be submitted in soft-copy format using the CSE4DBF submission link provided on LMS by 10.00am Friday, June 5th, 2020.
SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:
✓ The relevant SQL queries for the ‘Getaway Holidays Reservation’ Database System;
✓ The required stored procedures, stored function, and triggers.
NOTE: No built-in ORACLE column numbering (such as ROWNUM) or other ORACLE ranking facilities (such as RANK) can be used in this assignment.
Implement the following tasks using ORACLE SQL*Plus or ORACLE Live SQL.
Download the file GHRSchema.sql from the LMS site and run it on ORACLE SQL*Plus or Oracle Live SQL. This file contains all the CREATE and INSERT statements you will need for this assignment.
If you are using ORACLE SQL*Plus:
To run the file, issue the following command: @D:\dbf\GHRSchema.sql
→ Where D:\dbf is the location of the file (for example).
If you are using ORACLE Live SQL, you can upload the script GHRSchema.sql from the below highlighted section “My Script” and run it.
NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO INSERT MORE DATA INTO THE TABLES.
The list of tables available for this assignment is the following:
CLIENT (ClientNo, Name, Sex, DOB, Address, Phone, Email, Occupation, MaritalStatus, Spouse, Anniversary)
CCONDITION (ClientNo, Condition)
RESERVATION (ResNo, ResDate, NoOfGuests, StartDate, EndDate, ClientNo, Status)
ACTIVITY (ActivityID, ActName, ActDescription, ActRate, RiskLevel)
OUTDOOR_ACTIVITY (ActivityID)
INDOOR_ACTIVITY (ActivityID, Location, OpeningHours)
ACCOMMODATION (RoomNo, LevelNo, AccStatus, ConnectedRoomNo, AccTypeID)
ACCOMMODATION_TYPE (AccTypeID, AccTypeName, AccTypeRate, NoOfBeds)
EQUIPMENT (EquipmentID, EquipName, Stock, NextInspection)
SUPPLIER (BillerCode, BusinessName, ContactPerson, Phone)
SUPPLIES (EquipmentID, BillerCode)
USES_EQUIPMENT (ActivityID, EquipmentID)
CLIENT_PREFERENCE (ClientNo, ActivityID)
RESERVATION_ACCOMMODATION (ResNo, RoomNo)
ACTIVITY_SUPERVISOR (SupervisorID)
OUTDOOR_INSTRUCTOR (InstructorID, InstrName, InstrPhone, SupervisorID)
IFIELD (InstructorID, Field)
MASSEUSE (MasseuseID, MassName, MassPhone, Area, SupervisorID)
SWIMMING_INSTRUCTOR (SwimmerID, SwimName, SwimPhone, SupervisorID)
SUPERVISION (ResNo, ActivityID, SupervisorID, Day, Time)
NOTE: PK is printed underlined and FK is printed italic in italics.
Task 1 [50 marks]
Using the tables provided above, provide SQL statements for the following queries.
a. Display the name of the client who has made the most reservations with Getaway Holidays.
b. Display the name of the client who has booked the reservation for the longest period.
c. Display the Room no, Room type, Room rate and No of guests for the reservation made by client(s) having last name “Perez”.
d. Display the Name of the equipment and the name of their suppliers (if any) for the outdoor activities with high risk level. You need to display all the equipment including equipment which is not supplied by any supplier.
e. Display the name of the outdoor instructor who has the most duties as an activity supervisor.
f. Display the reservations (reservation number and duration) whose duration is greater than the average duration of reservations.
g. For each reservation, display the total income coming from activities & total income coming from accommodations along with the reservation number. (Do not consider the discount schemes but consider every reservation even if it does not have any of the costs associated with it).
[a – f: 7 marks each, g: 8 marks – 50%]
Hint: in SQL, if you subtract two dates, what you get is a difference in days between those dates.
Task 2 [30 marks]
Provide the implementation of the following stored procedures and function. For submission, please include both the PL/SQL code and an execute procedure/SQL statement to demonstrate the functionality.
a. Write a stored procedure that displays the contact details of clients who does not have any heart conditions or Acrophobia. The resort wants to promote a new outdoor activity to them.
b. Write a stored function that uses the reservation number, activity ID, and date as input and returns the Name of the supervisor assigned for that specific activity.
[a: 20 marks, b: 15 marks – 35%]
Task 3 [20 marks]
Provide the implementation of the following trigger. For submission, please include both the PL/SQL code and an insert statement to demonstrate the trigger functionality.
a. A Trigger which automatically raises an error whenever a client with Aqua phobia selects Rafting as a preferred outdoor activity.
[15 marks – 15%]