Subject details

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

  1. interpret the legislation regulating the superannuation industry and apply this to the operation of superannuation funds
  2. explain and analyse the taxes applied to superannuation
  3. compare the operation of self-managed superannuation funds with other forms of superannuation funds.
    • Introduction to superannuation and retirement planning
    • Regulation of superannuation funds
    • Contribution rules
    • Preservation standards
    • Superannuation benefits payments
    • Employment termination payments
    • Self-managed superannuation funds
    • Retirement income streams
    • Centrelink payments
    • Small business exemptions
    • Superannuation and divorce
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

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

CUR-MT531-Fundamentals of Australian Tax Law

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject explores taxation issues related to superannuation and retirement planning.

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  • Research Paper 1 (25%)
  • Research Paper 2 (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

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 subject.

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