Individual Assignment Semester 1, 2014
This assignment, which is worth 20% of the total assessment for this course, is based on the consolidated financial statements of ALS Limited, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. You will need to access the 2013 annual report for ALS Ltd, available at ‘Assessment’ on the course Blackboard site, to complete this assignment.
The assignment is comprised of 7 questions, each of which is presented as 2 alternative versions – (a) and (b). You are required to answer only one version of each question – either (a) or (b). The version you are required to answer for each question will depend on your 7-digit RMIT student ID. Question 1 is represented by the first digit of your RMIT student ID. If the first digit of your RMIT student ID is an odd number (that is, 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) then you must answer Question 1(a). If the first digit of your RMIT student ID is an even number (that is, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0), then you must answer Question 1(b). Question 2 is represented by the second digit of your RMIT student ID. If the second digit of your RMIT student ID is an odd number (that is, 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) then you must answer Question 2(a). If the second digit of your RMIT student ID is an even number (that is, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0), then you must answer Question 2(b). The same process will be followed to determine which versions of Questions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 you will be required to answer. In this way, your RMIT student ID will determine the structure of your assignment. For example, if your RMIT student ID is 3456137, then you will be required to answer Questions 1(a), 2(b), 3(a), 4(b), 5(a), 6(a) and 7(a) to complete this assignment. NOTE CAREFULLY: If you submit the incorrect version (according to your RMIT student ID) of any assignment question, it will not be marked and you will be awarded zero for that question. If you are unsure of the correct versions of the assignment questions that you are required to answer, please ask your lecturer or tutor for help in determining these.
You must also adhere to the following requirements in completing this assignment:
Your assignment must be appropriately referenced using the Harvard Style referencing system. Both in-text citations, as well as a reference list at the end of your assignment, are required. You should refer to the referencing guidelines provided at https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/bus/public/referencing/index.html
Note that when citing an annual report, either by paraphrasing or using direct quotes, you must reference the annual report (in your reference list) according to the following format: Name of company. (Year of publication) Title of annual report (in italics). Place of publication: Publisher.
(To cite an annual report you will generally have to use the organisation’s name, as an author name is usually not present.)
Penalties for inadequate or incorrect referencing will apply.
This assignment is to be completed as an individual assignment. All electronically submitted assignments will be automatically forwarded to Turnitin and subjected to an assessment of authenticity/originality, so please ensure your submission is your own individual work – severe penalties will apply for work that is not original/individual. Please refer to the Academic Integrity presentation available at ‘Assessment’ on the course Blackboard site.
Do not include the wording of the assignment questions in your submission – if you do so, Turnitin will recognise this as plagiarism.
Your assignment must be submitted electronically (via the course Blackboard site, at ‘Assessment’) by the due date. Late submissions will be marked as if submitted on time, then the mark awarded will be reduced by 10% (of total available marks) for each day or part-day that the assignment is late. For example, if your assignment is one day late then you will be penalised 10% of 20 marks which is 2 marks. Assignments that