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Unit description

Extends knowledge of taxation to different business entities including companies, partnerships, trusts, superannuation funds, and special taxpayers and the method and impact of taxation on each using teacher-directed learning activities and case studies. Domestic and international taxation issues will be considered in the context of planning and anti-avoidance.

Unit content

Topic 1: Overview of the Australian taxation system

Topic 2: Small business entities

Topic 3: Taxation of superannuation funds

Topic 4: Taxation of superannuation benefits

Topic 5: Partners and partnerships

Topic 6: Trusts and beneficiaries

Topic 7: Taxation of companies

Topic 8: Shareholders and dividends

Topic 9: Taxation of foreign income and foreign residents

Topic 10: International taxation issues

Topic 11: Tax avoidance and planning

Topic 12: Review

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Text changes with legislation each financial year:: Sadiq, K, Black, C, Hanegbi, R, Jogarajan, S, Krever, R, Obst, W & Ting, A, 2019, Principles of Taxation Law 2019, Thomson Reuters.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Short written response - 2Qs - SBE & Super20%
Case Study - Company30%
Exam: closed book50%

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