Welcome

Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog.

I will tell you a few things about myself. I will also give you some of my perspectives as the unit co-ordinator (and ‘tour guide’) for Accounting, Learning & Online Communication.

One of the initial challenges for us in our unit will probably be to adjust how we learn. You will not be able to simply rote-learn ‘clear-cut facts’ about accounting and reproduce them in our assessments. What you will also need to do is to take the time and effort to understand for yourself what some of the key concepts we are studying about accounting mean to you. The assessed learning tasks in our unit are designed to help you experience this change in how you learn.

You may find this a little frustrating at first … you may find yourself asking ‘just give me the answers’ … do not worry, once you get used to it, learning for understanding and developing personal meaning is so much more fun than just rote-learning … and in years to come you will find you actually will have learnt something about accounting and will still remember and understand some of the key concepts about accounting we will be looking at.

There are also pages on our assessed learning tasks: PeerWise and Assignments . I will give you my tips and thoughts as we go along through the term.

And there are pages setting out the emails I will send everyone in our course during the term and also my tweets (@MartinTurner12), videos and a few extra pages from me.

Should be a fun journey!

I hope you come ‘on-board’ as we explore the (possibly) exciting world of accounting.

Martin

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    • Hi Danielle

      Thanks for your comment – and welcome to our unit. It will be great to work with you as you develop new ways to learn. Lots to learn and really understand about accounting. One question to ask yourself early on is why is accounting such a big deal in business? Why is it such a key business discipline? And why might that be?

      Regards, Martin

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  1. Hi Martin
    Thank you for the message and the introduction, I am really looking forward to the unit and don’t feel as nervous as I did before reading your introduction. I am a distance learning student based just north of Cairns (Port Douglas); another area of Queensland known for it’s diving and snorkelling on the nearby reefs. I have not studied for many years and I have been out of the workforce playing Mum for the last three years. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old who take up my time at the moment. They will be heading to Childcare full time from 6 March allowing me to focus on year 1 and learning to use my brain again.
    Suzanne

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  2. Hi Suzanne – great to hear from you. And good to hear you feel less nervous after reading my intro. That was part of my intention. Nothing to fear (with accounting), but fear itself (to paraphrase FDR – Franklin D Roosevelt). 🙂 Port Douglas is a beautiful part of the world – almost as good as Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast – haha! … OK, perhaps just as good … you are in a lovely part of the world.

    Lots of challenges ahead, and Karen McPherson at our Cairns location will be there to particularly support you and help you connect well with others in our unit – many of whom will be like you, perhaps a bit fearful, needing to get used to studying again. And I am sure you will quickly get used to ‘using your brain again’! I look forward to working with you in the coming term.
    Martin

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  3. Hi Martin
    Thank you for the new approach to learning. I am a little anxious about working with the different systems but they all have their place. I am quite a private person so my blog does not go into much detail about myself, but should you feel you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to ask. I do live in a small town and you learn from experience not to expose yourself. I have attached a link to my blog. I am a first time blogger so please be patient. I work a full time job devoted over two businesses I own. I have two beautiful intelligent teenage kids that surprise me everyday (in a good way) and a loving supporting husband.
    Look forward to gaining new knowledge and meeting new people along the way. Be patient and hope you enjoy what we as students bring to the table.
    https://felicitycqu.wordpress.com/

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    • Hi Felicity
      Thanks for your post. And good to hear from you.
      I am actually quite a private person too; and there are real issues about privacy and security online. So only share on your blog what you wish.
      It is great to have you studying with us; and I look forward to working with you as we together explore the (possibly) exciting world of accounting!

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  4. Hi Martin,

    My name is Carly and I am studying via distance education to complete a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and Accounting. I live only 2 hours south of you in Gladstone, however, I travel to Yeppoon on a regular basis for work and I love every day I am up there. As a learning and development team member, I am certainly looking forward to being exposed to another medium of learning.

    I look forward to working with you in completing this module and I may even see you in Yeppoon one day!

    Take Care,

    Carly.

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    • Hi Carly
      Good to hear from you. And say hi if you see me in Yeppoon. I can sometimes be found sipping coffee in Jolt cafe at the beachfront.
      I will be taking a tutorial in Gladstone on Thursday once a fortnight – so we may pass each other as we commute in opposite directions on those days! 🙂
      Martin

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  5. Hi Martin,

    I am looking forward to this unit although coming in I had a few misgivings about what it was about.
    I am very grateful to learn that it’s not just about Maths.
    Thank you for all your guiding emails so far, I have found them very helpful.

    Have a good day,
    Kait McKee

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  6. Hi Martin,
    I have been doing a lot of reading this week. You certainly have got me interested in this subject! It is so different to any other course I have done before. I thought accounting would be really dry, but I am rethinking that now! I live on the Gold Coast but have some good friends in Yepoon, actually Roslyn Bay and visit every year. I love visiting the islands around there, as I am into fishing. Island Head Creek is remote and so beautiful. Many people would never get to see it because they dont’ have a boat.
    I am a very busy lady and I hope I won’t fall behind in your subject. I will give it my best!
    Cheers
    Cherekee

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    • Hi Cherekee
      Thanks for your post.
      I was at Rosslyn Bay early this morning. A few of us went bike riding from Beaches restaurant and rode down to Emu Park and back and then had breakfast at Beaches. It was a stunning morning, just beautiful.
      And the islands are brilliant! And so uncrowded. 🙂
      Cherekee, keep working at things each week and you will be fine. And getting a bit ahead before term starts is a great idea.
      Lots of people in our unit will have crazy schedules and be juggling a lot of commitments. So you will not be alone! 🙂
      Regards,
      Martin

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    • Hi Nicole
      Thanks for your post, and good to hear from you.
      I will be tutoring on Gladstone on Thursday at 11.30am – 1.00pm (fortnightly, starting in Week 1). Also, Carmen Barton will be tutoring at Gladstone as well. She will support you at the Interactive Lectures on Wed at 9.00-10.30am and also in the tutorials on Wed at 10.30am – 12noon (fortnightly, starting in Week 2). Carmen will also work with me on the tutorials on Thursday. Of course, everyone at Gladstone is welcome to come to all the tutorials.
      I look forward to working with you this term.
      Regards, Martin

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    • Hi Nicole
      Thanks for your post. Quite a few people in our unit are nervous about studying accounting – so you are not alone!
      I will be taking some tutorials at Gladstone on Thursdays 11.30am – 1.00pm once a fortnight starting in Week 1. Carmen Barton will also be teaching the unit with me at Gladstone.
      I look forward to working with you this term.
      Regards
      Martin

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  7. Hi Martin,
    My name is Scott Fleming and I am currently enrolled in Bachelor of Property via distance in Brisbane. I am nervous but excited about returning to study after many years of full time work.

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  8. Hi Scott
    Thanks for your comment – and welcome to our unit. We have quite a few Bachelor of Property people studying with us. You can search our unit Facebook page with the keyword ‘Property’ and this could help you to connect with someone of them. You can comment on their Facebook posts and also visit their blogs and say hi.
    Regards, Martin

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  9. Hi Martin
    My name is Kerryn and I am currently enrolled in Bachelor of Property and Bachelor of Building Design. This is my 2nd go at this unit (I previously studied this unit as Deakin however failed the exam which meant I failed the whole unit even though I passed all the assessment tasks 😦 ) I look forward to revisiting the concepts I have learnt as well as learning new concepts. 🙂

    Kerryn

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    • Hi Kerryn
      Thanks for your post. We have no exam in our unit, so this may help you this time! 🙂
      We have some great people studying with us in Melbourne. For example, you can search our unit Facebook page for the key word ‘Melbourne’ and touch base with some of them. You could also try the key word ‘Property’ to find some of the great people in our unit who are studying Property.
      Building a good network with others will help you a lot later in the term. And it is key when learning by distance that you connect well with others; and do not feel like you are in “a class of one”.
      All the best with your studies this term.
      Regards, Martin

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      • Hi Martin, thank you for your reply. I have tried to join the Facebook page but unfortunately keep getting rejected 😦

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  10. Hi Martin,
    Just want to start of by saying how excited I am to get stuck into this unit. The way you have introduced it so far as me intrigued that’s for sure. I never thought I’d be in the situation of studying full time while working full time also but here’s to hoping I can cope with the workload! I have taken comfort though in the fact that there are many other students in the same boat as me and for me to reach out to if needed.

    Bring on this year!!

    Carissa

    https://carissacqu.wordpress.com/

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    • Hi Carissa
      Great to hear from you; and great to have you in our unit. And I am glad you are a bit intrigued about what may lie ahead in our unit.
      One of the early things you are about to learn is that you cannot work full time and study full time. Trust me on this. 🙂 There will be a few people in our unit about to learn this.
      The key is for you to learn this ‘lesson’ within the first 2-3 weeks of term so that you can withdraw without failure (and without incurring fees) from two of your units so you can get the units down to two units to study.
      Most people find that is a manageable workload along with working full-time. Some people can manage three units while working full-time; but not many.
      Happy to talk with you more about this as we go forward into the term.
      Regards, Martin

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  11. Hey Martin & Everyone else,

    Hope you are all excited for this unit, I am 🙂

    Nervous about the start but ambitious for what’s to come from this, hopefully the blog struggle didn’t trouble too many people other than myself haha!
    All good tho, welcome to accounting and hello from me,

    My blog is brandonnortonblog.wordpress.com

    Best wishes to everyone,

    Brandon

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    • Welcome to our unit, Brandon. It is good to have you onboard.
      It sounds like you have survived the initiation ceremony of setting up your blog. 🙂 Most people in our unit will not have set up a blog before, so you are not alone with having to meet this first challenge.
      Hint: there are more challenges ahead! Watch out! But they are all fun, and all very do-able. And all designed to help you learn something meaningful to you about accounting and its role in business.
      Regards, Martin

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  12. Hi Martin,
    I am Monal and I live in Brisbane. I am looking forward to commence the accounting studies. I will be studying part time via distance.
    I am new in blogging and feeling bit nervous.
    I enjoyed reading introduction and chapter one of study guide. It is interesting to learn and understand various accounting terms.
    i am still trying to set up my blog and exploring various options available at wordpress.
    My blog is https://monalghosal.wordpress.com/

    Best wishes and regards,

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  13. Hi Martin
    My name is Angela and I am from Bundaberg, not too far south of Yeppoon.
    I am so glad I got started with this unit in the two weeks before week 1 as I have struggled a lot with the blog (I am eventually happy with it now and will put a link below) and I must say I was very overwhelmed at first but I am settling in better now.
    I have learned so much about myself already in these two weeks and I hope to learn a lot more about my learning style in this unit. I always had trouble expressing myself and writing about myself and I have an idea that will all be a thing of the past, or a process of that, when I am finished with this unit.
    Angela
    Here is the link to my blog https://aengelbrechtblog.wordpress.com

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  14. Hi Martin,

    I am going to be brutally honest here, I am making myself sick with worry about studying this unit. I am feeling very uncomfortable with what my perception of accounting is and I have not studied for some time. So far your writing style in the study guide has excited me and makes me think “maybe I will at least pass this unit” meanwhile my heart is hoping that I will achieve higher. Already I can see that there is a whole world to accounting that I did not know existed.

    I have taken on everyone’s advice and only doing two subjects as I work full time in a stressful job however I am now considering starting this year off with studying just your unit as I am stressing myself out about this big new university adventure. I’m hoping this feeling will pass and that it is just the fact that this accounting unit is out of my comfort zone.

    I have started my own blog and while I am not entirely happy with it I will keep working away on it. The link is: https://sarahzillmann.wordpress.com/

    Like I said your writing style excites me and makes me think this is possible and I really look forward to progressing through this unit.

    Cheers,
    Sarah

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    • Hi Sarah
      Thanks for your post. And great to hear from you.
      It can often be a good idea to take the first term studying (after many years not studying) carefully and just study one unit. Particularly if you have a stressful job and lots of outside commitments.
      It is common to feel a bit stressed and worried about returning to study at uni – and especially if the unit is accounting! However, once you get settled into studying, this feeling can start to settle.
      Also, it can be encouraging to realise that lots of other people in the unit are feeling the same way; you are not alone.
      I hope this helps.
      Regards, Martin

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  15. Hi Martin,
    I live in upper NSW, recently moved from Brisbane; prior to living in Brisbane I grew up in Rockhampton. Reading the study guide- listing the local businesses of Yeppoon brought back numerous memories from my childhood, climbing on the spider web at Main beach.
    I graduated high school last year and am keen to study this unit in my Bachelor of Accounting(majoring in Journalism- conflicting areas I know…).

    Here’s a link to my blog: https://emilyboustead.wordpress.com
    I’ve made a blog in the past but still have to set this up, just wanted to introduce myself ASAP.

    I have three younger siblings who are looking up to me to graduate university as a role model for them and other children in foster care. I feel I’ve come this far in life (graduating school with an OP of 5) and can strive to go further.

    Cheers,
    Emily.

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  16. Hi Martin

    My name is Donna and I am one of your distance students. I am so happy to be studying accounting this year but I will be honest I a nervous as I have not studied for a number of years. i am good at numbers but not so good a writting. Cant wait to receive my company so I can start to look at the financial statments. I have now completed my draft ass#1 Step 1 which I post on my blog. I have one question once I am happy with the draft where do I submit the final for marking?

    Kind regards

    Donna

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    • Hi Donna
      Thanks for your comment. And good to hear from you.
      Everyone in the unit will face the same issue over the next few days: where to submit my ASS# Step#1? So you can ask others in our unit these types of questions, and you will usually be able to find out what you need to know.
      You can submit your ASS#1 Step#1 in the Assessment section on the left-hand side of Moodle: click on ASS#1 Step#1.
      I hope this helps.
      Regards,
      Martin

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  17. Hi Martin,

    My is Donna and I am one of your distance students. I am excited about accounting and this weeks reading had helped me get started. I have completed my draft for Step 1 ass#1 I will post it o my blog shortly. I have on question once I a happy the draft where do I submit the final for marking? Cant wait t receive my company and start to look at their financial statements. I am good with numbers but my writting needs a lot of work….

    I have created my Blog please let me knwo what you think is at https://matureageaccountdown.wordpress.com/

    Thanks
    Donna

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  19. Good Morning Martin,
    This is a steep learning curve for me and you will find this is the time of day you are most likely to hear from Stacey from Baffle Creek. Study time for me starts at approximately 10 at night and its not unusual for me to still be working away at it till 2 am. I am starting behind schedule as I did 3rd term to complete STEPS but life has tossed me a few curve balls in the last month so needed to take a week to sort a few things out. I am having a love/hate relationship with a blogging but I am sure I will win the battle. You most likely should have heard the cheer go up when I think (and I stress the word think) I finally sorted out how to follow your blog – time will tell I guess.
    Thank you for your time and I am sure you will be getting some HELP! messages from me till I get this technology sorted.
    Regards,
    Stacey

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    • Hi Stacey
      Great to hear from you. And you will probably not be surprised to know that you are not alone with studying in those dark, wee hours in the middle of the night. Quite a few people do much of their study at night. 🙂
      We are all here to support you in your learning journey with us; as we together learn something meaningful about accounting.
      And I think I might have heard that cheer go up when you started following my blog; and many people also throw up a cheer when they get their blog set up for the first time.
      Regards,
      Martin

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  20. Hi Martin,
    My name is Dannielle Clarke (but i will appear on facebook as Large as it is my married name). I am one of your distance students and this is the second time I am attempting this course. I freaked myself out over the summer term for no reason haha! I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it this term. My blog link is: https://dannielleclarkelarge.wordpress.com/ … but for some reason I can’t get it to be an actual hyperlink! Here’s to learning how to fix it. Kind Regards, Dannielle 🙂

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  21. Hi Martin
    I must say I thought I was going to be bored in this subject. First week through and I am hooked on my blog and addicted to PeerWise! I love the learning style and approach you have. Looking forward to the rest of the term.
    Bec

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  22. Hi Martin,

    My name is Kristy Taylor-Smith, I am one of your distance students from Melbourne. I am studying Bachelor of Law/Accounting part time (going to take me awhile). I have always wanted to study accounting but due to having kids young and having to work and support them and honestly didn’t think I was able to. In the last 2 years I have had major life changing events happen and it made me look into study, which has taken me on this journey. I know I am going to have challenges -working full-time and 3 children aged 16, 11 and 19 mths, one of them also having a disability. I have decided life is too short and there is never going to be a right time, I just have to make it right and the best of all is that I have chosen to do this not because I want to get a better job or earn more money, it is because I truly enjoy accounting and law and love learning about it and if something comes from it then that’s an added benefit.

    I really am looking forward to this unit, at first I was shocked but after starting I think this will be all new and a great learning for me. I also find it comforting that you seem to love teaching and are just excited about our learning which makes it easier for me when a teacher enjoys what they do.

    Look further to working with you on this unit.

    Kristy

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    • Hi Kristy
      Thanks for your comments. And welcome to studying with us in our unit.
      A lot of challenges ahead for all of us; so keep in touch and we look forward to support you in your learning.
      I also studied an Accounting and Law degree (quite a few years ago, as a school leaver). I just love both areas, and both disciplines are very much integrated into business and many aspects of society.
      Regards
      Martin

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  23. Hi Martin,

    Sorry for the late comment just had to get my head around the whole blog and the website.

    It is still a work in progress but I am excited for this year and looking forward to the challenge. You were definitely right about starting early but I just needed to sort out some enrolment issues and now I’m ready to roll.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Saia

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  24. Hi Martin,

    I’m Daniel Rehbein from Bundaberg, I actually spoke over the mic at the lecture last Tuesday. I’m pleased to say that i’m starting to get onto the right track with Uni I feel. Looking forward to going along through this Unit! 🙂

    Feel free to take a look at my Blog at danrehbeinaccounting.wordpress.com when you have a chance, that goes for everyone! 🙂

    Kind Regards,

    Daniel

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    • Hi Daniel
      Good to hear from you. I remember you talking on the mic from Bundaberg last week.
      How does it feel to have the ‘most popular’ name in our unit this term? And have you met any other Daniel’s in our unit as yet?
      Regards
      Martin

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      • Definitely different, not used to seeing many other Daniel’s in the same group! I haven’t met any yet, but that’s definitely something to work towards.

        Regards

        Daniel

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  25. Hi Martin,

    I am Peter Nicholson,its good to be apart of your study group.
    I enrolled for the Bachelor Of Property. I am excited to be on this journey and to face the challenges ahead.

    kind regards

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    • Hi Peter
      Good to hear from you. We have quite a few people in our unit studying the Bachelor of Property. You should link up with some of them during our term. You can search Property as a key word on our unit Facebook page, and you might find a few. 🙂
      Regards
      Martin

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  26. Hi Martin,
    Sorry it has taken me so long to post my welcome comment on your blog – better late then never I suppose! Apart from study part-time via distance I am a stay at home mum of three beautiful children – Jacob (9) Amelia (6) and Arya (3).
    I am looking forward to progressing through this unit and hope to keep up to date with the weekly schedule. I plan to work on my blog over the next couple of days, this will be interesting as I have never done this before.
    All the best,
    Amber.

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    • Hi Amber
      Great to hear from you. Sounds like you have got your hands full at home. My three children are now 29, 27 and 22. So I think I am about 20 years ahead of you! 🙂
      I look forward to working with you in our unit this term.
      Regards,
      Martin

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  27. Oops forgot to introduce myself and can’t work out how to delete a comment, let me do that again.

    My name is Zoey Catania, I am 19 years old. My studies of Law and Accounting have occasioned me to this subject. I am currently working full-time as a legal secretary and this will be my first year of working full-time and studying full-time, which I am a little nervous about. Nonetheless, thanks for the extremely warm welcome into your course, super excited to see what this term has to offer.

    Happy blogging 🙂

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    • Hi Zoey – thanks for your comment; and good to hear from you.

      Are you working full-time and studying full-time … whaaaat?!? Let me encourage you not to do this. If you are working full-time, then I would suggest you study two units a term.

      A number of people try to work full-time and study full-time and most, if not all, find it impossible to manage.

      You can withdraw from units this term without failure and without paying any fees if you do it prior to census date, which is at the beginning of Week 4. You can arrange this by contacting student and course advisers: spc@cqu.edu.au. Let me encourage you to do this.

      And all the best with your studies this term. 🙂

      Regards, Martin

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      • Hi Martin. Thanks for your advice, it is a decision I’ve put a lot of thought into. I am doing three subjects (no way would I consider doing 4) and I only intend on doing it for this term. Work has been very understanding and has allowed me take unpaid leave if I require.

        Thank you again 🙂
        Zoey

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  28. Hi Martin

    Firstly i just wanted to say i am really excited about this course and thank you for providing so much extra content and avenues for us students to interact. I think this innovative approach to learning will greatly help us, not only in this course, but many other situations including professional and personal.

    Thanks again Martin, your passion is definitely contagious!

    Kristy Marshall

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    • Hi Kristy

      Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.

      Just early days into our unit. Lots of challenges ahead. And those you interact well with others, and take the time to reflect and understand the concepts about accounting that we are studying, get sO much out of the unit … and have a good time doing some ‘real’ learning.

      Learning is f-u-n … as well as challenging, infuriating and, at times, stretching.

      And your blog is looking good. I like the bright coloured paper-clip imagery.

      Regards, Martin

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  29. Hi Martin! Just stopping by to say a big HI! I am really enjoying your unit. I love your enthusiasm in the lectures. I was always told accountants were boring and wore plain coloured clothing, beige or grey – did you not get that memo? I also love that you gave me feedback on my first part of assignment when i mentioned the Podcasting :). Anyway i am finding your unit challenging, but also find that if you dissect the assignments they are not as overwhelming as you think. You also want to make me take a day off work and sit in on one of your lectures just so i can say my name is Daniel! I am finding the interaction with students challenging although that might be because it is outside of my box.

    Thank You!

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    • Hi Amber

      Great to hear from you. And great to hear a few of your (possible) misconceptions about accounting and accountants are being challenged already … hehe. Let’s see what you think at the end of our unit about what is accounting? 🙂

      Many people can find quite a few elements of our unit challenging … but, somehow, when they look back at the particular learning task when they have completed it, they think: hey, that was not all that difficult afterall. Hopefully, you will find you have a similar reaction.

      And one of the things we all need to develop is confidence; a confidence to try new things outside of our comfort zone and to think “hey, I can do this; why not?”

      And go for it with interacting with others in our unit.

      I also liked your comment: “You also want to make me take a day off work and sit in on one of your lectures just so i can say my name is Daniel!” …. hehe … a sense of humour is a bit of a prerequisite for our unit, particularly when some people start “pulling their hair out” in Weeks 5 and 6 when they start restating their firm’s financial statements!

      Regards, Martin

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    • Hi Jeuqi

      Thanks for your comment. I think, like Zhifeng, you are also from Nanning – and studying with us in Bundaberg?

      I have enjoyed looking at videos and other information on Nanning. It seems a most interesting city – and quite small by Chinese standards?

      And very close to Vietnam and the ASEAN countries.

      Lovely to have you as an exchange student with us this term.

      We all hope to learn lots about Nanning and China from you and Zhifeng while you are with use this term.

      Regards
      Martin

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      • I am so sorry to see your reply so late.I’m glad to come Australia to study with you.Well,I studing in Bundaberg with zhifeng.Bundaberg is a good city.I like it very much.Actually,As the capital of GuangXi, Nanning is medium-sized city in the development stage.It will become better and better in the future.Cheers.

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  30. Hi Martin, I am really enjoying the subject and appreciate the effort you put into teaching us. What you do is fantastic and I am a big fan. You feature in a couple of my blog posts. I know you have a lot to look at but when you get a spare 5 minutes you may like to let me know if you agree with me about fishing. You will find my blog at http://www.numcrunophobia.com and you are mentioned in ‘Numcrunophobia; it’s a real thing’ and ‘the problem with text reading apps’. Thanks again, John

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    • Hi John

      Thanks for your comment. Love your blog!

      At Yeppoon we have lots of islands just a short while ago. We can see them from the coast. Great fishing, great diving, great everything on the water.

      My wife loves fishing, but I am not a fisher, I am afraid … hey, maybe I am a typical accountant … when we came to Yeppoon, I thought we would have to get a boat; it is such a paradise here. However, when I looked at the cost, and that we were not boaties, that we would likely not go out that often because we have lots of land-based interests … we decided NOT to buy a boat, and when friends and family come we just go out on a beautiful catamaran owned by someone else…. oh dear, this is what an accountant would do!?!

      Regards,
      Martin

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      • It’s okay Martin. I admit to being a little disappointed but I still think you’re a good bloke and a much better accountant than those responsible for my numcrunophopia. Maybe I should throw the spreadsheets to the wind and bring my boat to you! Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, help promote it, and leave such positive feedback. John

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    • Hi Shakira

      Should be good. Great to have you on board – and should be an exciting journey ahead.

      ‘Real’ learning always is. 🙂 And lot’s for all of us to discover about accounting and business together.

      Regards
      Martin

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  31. Hi Selvi

    Thanks for your comment. And glad you are with us in our unit.

    I look forward to working with you and ohers in our unit, as we together learn whether accounting can help, or perhaps hinder, us to understand what is really going on in our firms.

    Regads
    Martin

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  32. Hi Martin,

    Just leaving a comment now because I haven’t done so yet. Thanks for the feedback on step 1, it will help me with the next steps 🙂 Like I said in step 1 I enjoyed the learning styles analysis and thanks to this unit I’ve been engaged in my learning this term and spending more time studying than I ever have before! Here’s a link to my blog: https://joelnoffke.wordpress.com/
    The ‘about my company’ section is not complete, I just wanted to do a quick article when I made my blog, I will include more info over the next few days.

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  33. Hi Martin, thank you for the introduction! I agree with what you’re saying as I do find myself getting a little flustered when it comes to writing about topics where there is no direct answer.. (especially in exams!) I am hoping that this course and this degree in general will help change that way of thinking for me.
    I am really feeling the connection between this course and real-life accounting with the pressure and constant deadlines that approach every week! 🙂 I am finding I really have to push myself while tackling 2 other courses and ful time work but as I have worked in accounting I know that this is common, so this course is good practice!
    Looking forward to gaining new knowledge from this course – the first experience has been “blogging”.

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