Unit description

To equip accounting students with the knowledge of the taxation law and practice in PNG in order to prepare them in their career pursuit in accounting, business and taxation.

Unit content

  1. Overview of PNG
  2. Income Tax
  3. Concepts of Income
  4. Statutory Income & Exempt Income
  5. Statutory Income and Exempt Income
  6. General Deductions
  7. Specific Deductions
  8. Tax Accounting
  9. Taxation of Individuals
  10. GST and Other Taxes
  11. Mining Tax
  12. Tax Administration
  13. Introduction to Taxation Entities & Tax Planning

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 2

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 Weeks)
Case study25%
Case study25%
Exam: closed book50%

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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