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Undergraduate | CUR-BLW32 | 2023

Introduction to Australian Tax Law

Jump inside the Australian tax system and get to know the legislation. Study up on capital gains tax, income tax and goods and services tax. Work out the taxable income for a company. Develop an understanding of how partnerships and trusts work.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 28 Aug 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

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

    1. interpret the Australian and International Tax Systems and investigate the framework in which it is administered
    2. examine the various sources of taxation law including income tax, fringe benefits tax, goods and services tax capital gains tax of various tax entities
    3. critique the different tax entities being sole trader, partnerships, trusts and companies in relation to the way they are treated for tax purposes
    4. investigate the ethical and social responsibilities imposed on members of the taxation profession

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

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

  • CUR-BLW22 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Textbooks, one of which can be taken into the exam.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

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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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Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law)

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