Subject details

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

  1. explain why estate planning is an essential part of the financial planning process
  2. identify and analyse critical areas of estate planning
  3. explain the implications of business succession planning.
  • Topics

    • Need for estate planning
    • Wills, powers of attorney and guardianship
    • Ownership and passing of assets
    • Estate administration
    • The use of trusts in estate planning
    • Tax returns of an estate
    • Social security estate planning
    • Capital Gains Tax and death
    • Superannuation and death benefits
    • Business succession planning
    • Other estate planning issues
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

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

CUR-MT531-Fundamentals of Australian Tax Law

Special requirements

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    Refer to the subject outline provided by Curtin University for information on texts and subject references.

This subject was previously known as Estate Planning.

This subject explores taxation and social security issues relating to estate planning.

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  • Case Study (25%)
  • Case Study 2 (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

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