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Trimester T2 2021
Unit Code HA1020
Unit Title Accounting Principles and Practices
Assessment Type Group Video Presentation
Assessment Title Financial Statement Ratio Analysis
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) The purpose of the Group Assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to work collaboratively by performing an analysis of a publicly listed ASX company’s financial statements and calculating the relevant ratios of the ASX Listed Company.
In this Group Assignment, students are required to Analyse and interpret financial statements (ULO 4).
Weight 10% of the total assessments.
Total Marks 10 Marks.
Word limit 10-minute video presentation.
Due Date Week 13 on Friday dated 15th October 2021 at 11:59 pm AEST (Sydney/Melbourne time).
Late submission incurs penalties of five (5) % of the assessment per calendar day unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by Student Services prior to the assessment deadline.
• 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, double 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 Adapted Harvard Referencing style. Please see the section Assignment Design – Adapted Harvard Referencing Section below.
Group Assignment Specifications
Background and Purpose
With the background you now have on the content of financial statements and how financial markets work, you are ready to carry out financial statement analysis. The objective of this assessment is to analyse the financial performance of a selected ASX Listed Company. This group assignment requires your group to perform a comprehensive analysis of a firm’s financial performance based on the published financial statements of the chosen companies from online sources. You are required to calculate and interpret the financial ratios applicable to your chosen ASX company. This is a group assignment; therefore, the following section provides the details on the group registration.
Group Registration
Students are to form groups of four (4) students per group. The assignment consists of a 7 to 10 minutes video presentation. Students must upload their completed video to Note only the link to the video is to be submitted on Blackboard.
Once your self-enrolment is done, you should see your fellow members' names and student numbers listed in your Blackboard dashboard (on the left side links). If anyone is missing or if you would like to add or remove any members, send BBHelpdesk an email or discuss this with your tutor in the tutorial.
Very Important Reminder: You must be officially registered in Blackboard as a group! Otherwise, you will not see a Group Submission link in your Blackboard. You will not be able to submit your group assignment at all in Blackboard and no Blackboard submission means you will not receive any marks.
Group Video Presentation
Note. Please read the following and re-read them carefully to avoid mistakes.
1. Choose an ASX Listed Company
2. Submit your chosen company to your tutor for pre-approval. Once your tutor registers your chosen company, it cannot be chosen by any other group.
3. The verbal presentation will be done by video recording. All members must be present. Assign a spoken part to each member. Marks will be deducted if there are missing members, unless advised beforehand to the tutor.
4. Members are expected to wear professional business attire for the presentation and to observe etiquette expected in business presentations.
5. The video link must be uploaded to a publicly-viewable video sharing platform (ex. Youtube, Dropbox, Google drive) and the video link uploaded on Blackboard. Instructions on how to record and upload are provided separately under the “Assignments and Due Dates” section of Blackboard.
6. A video presentation consists of both images and audio. For this reason, a generic Power Point presentation showing slides even with accompanying voice recording is not considered a video and, hence, not allowed.
7. The group presentation is worth 10% of the total marks for the group assignment task.
Important Reminders
• Students must self-enrol into a group through Blackboard • Only one group member needs to submit for the whole group.
• Late submissions will be subject to the Holmes Institute policy on student assessment Submission and late penalties (please refer to subject outline and Student handbook).
Table 1. Marking Criteria
Group Video Presentation Weighting (%)
Company Background 2%
Calculation of Financial Ratios 2%
Interpretation of Financial Ratios. Depth of analysis and evidence of understanding of the financial ratios and critical thinking in answers 4%
Level of professionalism in presentation and members participation 2%
Total Weight 10%
For the detailed guidance and instructions, please see the template [“HA1020 T2 2021 Group Video Presentation Generic Template” available on the Blackboard]. It is highly recommended that you use this template to prepare your presentation slides. Further see Appendix A for the detailed guidelines on shooting and uploading video to YouTube using a Smartphone or Tablet.
References are not mandatory for this assessment. However, please follow the below Adaptive Harvard Referencing guidelines if you use any reference(s) to explain any concept or theory.
Assessment Design – Adapted Harvard Referencing
Holmes will be implementing as a pilot program a revised Harvard approach to referencing.
The following guidelines apply:
1. Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources which provide full text access to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.
2. The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and titled: References.
3. It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Z by author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source.
For example;
P Hawking, B McCarthy, A Stein (2004), Second Wave ERP Education, Journal of
Information Systems Education, Fall,
4. All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist of the surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year of publication, page number of content, paragraph where the content can be found.
For example;
“The company decided to implement a enterprise wide data warehouse business intelligence strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”
Non-Adherence to Referencing Guidelines
Where students do not follow the above guidelines:
1. Students who submit assignments which do not comply with the guidelines will be asked to resubmit their assignments.
2. Late penalties will apply, as per the Student Handbook each day, after the student/s have been notified of the resubmission requirements.
3. Students who comply with guidelines and the citations are “fake” will be reported for academic misconduct.
Table 2. HA1020 T2 2021 Group Video Presentation Marking Rubric
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
(80-100%) (70-79%) (60-69%) (50-59%) (0-49%)
Company Description
[2 Marks] Outstanding data and information are provided to answer the questions and there is a discussion about future prospects and plans for the company. Further, this is an independent and deep analysis based on wide research. The issues within the company are also related to issues within the industry. Outstanding data and information are provided to answer the questions. This is an independent and deep analysis based on wide research. The issues and factors are presented and analysed in a logical interconnectedness. Adequate data and information are provided to answer the questions. A reasonable research is conducted. The issues are discussed based on sufficient research and in relation to each other. Limited data and information are provided to answer the questions. A limited research is conducted. ASX Listed Company was not registered with the tutor.
Calculation of Financial
Ratios [2 Marks] All categories of Financial Ratios are calculated correctly and presented in table format and clearly presented in the video. Ratios are interrelated to each other during the presentation. More than two ratios are identified and calculated correctly across two years for trending. Ratios are presented in table format and clearly presented in the video. Two ratios identified are appropriate to the company. Two ratios are calculated correctly. Ratios are presented in table format and clearly presented in the video. Two ratios identified are appropriate to the company. Two ratios are calculated correctly. Two ratios are not identified and calculated correctly.
Interpretation of
Financial Ratios [4
Marks] A wide range of adequate recommendations that exemplarily supported by justification and analysis are presented. Further, implications and explanation are provided convincingly using data and information derived from financial analysis A very good range of recommendations that properly supported by justification and analysis are presented. Ratios are derived and justified with exemplary analysis that is based on current issues and key factors. An adequate range of recommendations that properly supported by justification and research are presented. Ratios are derived with relevant implications, explanation, justification and assumptions. Consistent A limited analysis of the ratios is presented with inconsistent time period. No recommendations or
inadequate recommendations for financial institutions are provided. The analysis and discussion are not justified.
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completed in an efficient, analytical and logical manner. Consistent 2-year analysis is properly justified for inclusions or exclusions. 2-year analysis is presented.
Professionalism and
Participation [2 Marks] Members are dressed in business attire and properly introduced. Members are speaking clearly and directly at camera. Members are able to relate their spoken parts with the discussion given by other groupmates. An overall summary is provided
with the
recommendations from the group. Members are dressed in business attire. Members are properly introduced and parts identified. Members are speaking clearly and directly at camera. For example, they do not read their part avoiding eye contact. Members are able to relate their spoken parts with the discussion given by other groupmates. Members are dressed in business attire. Members are properly introduced with their allocated parts. Members are speaking clearly and directly at camera. For example, they do not read their part avoiding eye contact. Members are dressed in business attire.
Members are properly introduced with their allocated parts.
Members are speaking clearly. Members are not dressed in business attire.
Members are missing from the presentation.
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Academic Integrity
Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic
Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.
Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.
Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches
Plagiarism Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.
Collusion Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
Copying Reproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.
Impersonation Falsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.
Contract cheating Contracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
Data fabrication and falsification Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
Source: INQAAHE, 2020
Appendix A. Group VIDEO presentations: guide for shooting, uploading and submitting your group videos
This appendix provides the guidelines on shooting and uploading video to YouTube using a Smartphone or Tablet.
The Group Assignment Report comprises a report of maximum 2,000 words plus in class or video presentation (the video can be from 8-10 minutes long). Both are required and are worth 20% of your final mark.
For the avoidance of doubt, failure to submit either the written report or the video without valid justification will result in a failing or incomplete mark for this assessment.
For those doing a video and to help guide those who may be unfamiliar with the process, here are some guidelines on shooting your group video presentation, uploading it on a public video sharing site (ex. YouTube) and submitting it on Blackboard. Here are some links.
Shooting and uploading video to YouTube using a Smartphone or Tablet
Here are some other useful links.
Unless you have a lot of experience with shooting video on a smartphone or tablet, take the time to watch an introductory video like this one before you begin:
If you’re interested, you can watch the whole series on Mastering Mobile video by Vimeo.
Tips for recording video on all devices:
• Take a quick sample recording in the shooting location and watch/listen to it before you record what you’re really interested in. That way you’ll be sure you can see and hear your subject well.
• Don’t record videos at Full HD resolution (1080p) as this results in large file sizes with little visible increase in quality. In most cases HD (720p) or even SD (480p) quality video will suffice. Check the settings on your device/app before you record.
• Use a tripod if you have access to one. Smartphone Tripods like the Joby GripTight GorillaPod can be used with a wide range of devices.
• If you don’t have access to a tripod then use anything at hand to stabilise the camera. Hold the camera close to your body bracing your elbows on your chest or lean against a wall or post. You can also rest the smartphone on a ledge, shelf etc.
• If holding a smartphone, use both hands to grip your device. Relax your upper body as muscle tension will cause shakiness as you become fatigued.
• Get the microphone close to the sound source, especially in noisy locations. Any microphone benefits by being closer to the sound source, as long as you are aware of the proximity effect.
What to use for recording and uploading to YouTube
Tips for uploading video on all devices:
• Ensure that you’re connected via WiFi when uploading video to avoid excess data charges
• If you need to change the privacy settings on a video after you’ve uploaded it, follow these instructions on YouTube help.
IMPORTANT: When uploading to YouTube set your video’s privacy level to unlisted. This will prevent it from being searched for on YouTube but allows it to be viewed by anyone with the link.
iPhones and iPads
The YouTube Capture app for iOS allows you to record, edit and upload a video from within the app. Watch the video below to learn more about the YouTube capture app.
Android phones and tablets (e.g. Samsung Galaxy/Galaxy Tab series, HTC Desire series, LG G series, Sony Experia series)
The method used to upload to YouTube from an Android device depends on the version of Android it uses. If you don’t know what version of Android you device has, follow these instructions to check the version and find out if an update is available.
Android Lollipop (5.0) or higher devices
To shoot video on an Android Lollipop device use the standard camera software provided, then upload the video using the Android YouTube app. Watch the video below to learn how to upload from an Android device:
Android KitKat (4.4) or earlier devices (e.g. Some models of Samsung Galaxy S4 or earlier)
To upload from these devices either (a) transfer the video to a computer and upload it via or (b) use a Gmail account to upload the video. See the section on Video and digital still cameras below for more information on how to upload and edit video using a computer.
Video and digital still cameras
When using a camera the video file needs to be transferred to a computer to upload to YouTube. To upload video from a computer follow the instructions provided by YouTube or in the YouTube help video. You can then edit your video online using the YouTube video editor
Editing video
You can trim videos and change privacy settings in YouTube Capture or the Android YouTube app. For more complex editing use the online YouTube video editor.
Sending your video link to the lecturer
1. Once you have uploaded your video (on YouTube or Vimeo), please copy the video link: (see highlighted link in the image below)
2. In Blackboard, go to “Assignments and Due Date”.
3. Click on “Video link(URL) Submission (Group)” at the bottom (see screen shot below).
4. Copy and paste the URL of your video in the comments box. Click “Submit”.
5. Make sure to include:
a. The title of your case
b. Your group members’ names
c. Your group members’ student numbers
6. In YouTube, make sure that your video is not set to “private” when uploading and before posting it. NOTE: a good way to test if your video is not private is by viewing it from another device (phone, tablet or laptop) not your own. If you can watch the video, then it is public.

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