This presentation reports the preliminary results of the first implementation of the redesigned course, ACCT19064 Auditing and Professional Practice. The implementation was carried out in Term 1 2008 involving 630 students studying in FLEX mode and at regional and international campuses at CQUniversity Australia. Initial findings on the strengths and weaknesses of integrating the cognitive apprenticeship model in accounting education will be discussed. Results suggest that this model of learning has made significant positive impacts to the quality of student learning experience, and also highlighted certain challenges in facilitating this particular approach to learning and teaching. Overall, there is evidence to suggest that our attempts to increase the value placed on teaching and quality of student learning outcomes have yielded encouraging results for both the student cohorts and teaching staff.