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Undergraduate | CUR-BLW38 | 2023

Indirect, State and Employment Taxes

Get to know Australian tax laws—from Commonwealth through to State taxation systems. Apply your research skills to probe legislative issues around primary production and substantiation and cars. Get practical and calculate taxes including stamp duty. 

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023

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About this subject

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

    1. state and identify the applicable taxation legislation from both Federal Commonwealth and State taxation systems and apply the relevant legislation to practical and theoretical situations
    2. describe the WA State Taxes regime in detail including understanding the tax rates, thresholds and exemptions as they apply to the Duties Tax, Land Tax and Pay-roll Tax Acts of WA
    3. examine the relevant areas that are associated with employment of taxpayers, such as Fringe Benefits Tax, Salary Sacrificing, Superannuation and payments on the cessation of employment
    4. investigate the concessions provided to the primary production industry by the Federal Government to assist with their fluctuating incomes and to undertake innovative farming methods

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Commerce (Taxation)

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