Introduction to Australian Tax Law (Previously BLW22) - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assessment - Weekly class assessment (10%) , Assignment - Written Assignment (15%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,324.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,574.00

This unit was previously known as BLW22.

This unit introduces the Australian tax system and legislation including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax. Topics covered include determination of income, deductions, uniform capital allowances, Capital Gains Tax, partnerships, reconciliation from accounting profit to taxable or net income, trusts and minors, companies and franking accounts.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse and apply relevant sections of the income tax assessment acts of 1936 and 1997
  2. calculate taxable income and net tax payable by an individual and sole trader including calculations for net capital gains tax
  3. calculate net income by a trust or partnership entity, including the distribution to beneficiaries or partners
  4. calculate the taxable income of a company, including reconciling accounting profit to taxable profit and franking account
  5. evaluate the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and explain how it applies and undertake basic calculations.
  • Assessment — Weekly class assessment (10%)
  • Assignment — Written Assignment (15%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Final Exam (50%)
  • Test (25%)
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Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • BLW22 — Taxation

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

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  • Additional materials — Textbooks, one of which can be taken into the exam.

This unit addresses the following topics.

3Capital gains
4Uniform capital allowances
8Goods and Services Tax (GST)
9Tax Practitioners

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Curtin Tax Law Select Value Pack 2017

    By:Oxford Author

    ISBN: 9780190310424


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