Standard 4 Staff development

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International Accreditation Guidelines


Academic staff has current knowledge in the topics they deliver, and demonstrate scholarship.


  • Academic staff undertake relevant professional development, which could include further relevant academic study with a research component, or are engaged in activities that enhance their ability to deliver current knowledge.
  • Academic staff are engaged in professional or scholarly activities. These may include but are not limited to: 
    • research
    • authoring accounting text books and non-research journal articles
    • reviewing or refereeing academic research articles
    • supervising theses
    • presenting papers at academic or professional meetings or conferences
    • participating in professional development activities recognised by CPA Australia
    • preparing case studies and other teaching materials based on their experience as a professional accountant or consultant, or as an outcome of time spent on "industry experience leave"
    • serving on expert panels in organisations 
    • active membership of relevant academic or professional boards or committees
    • contributing to developing financial reporting standards, ethical and professional standards and other relevant standards


  • Details of staff professional development undertaken during the past year, currently undertaking and planned.
  • A summary of research outputs for the past 1-2 years.
  • Details of professional development and scholarly activities in which staff are currently or have been involved for the past 1-2 years.

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