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Taxation Law I (BLAW30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeBLAW30002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides students with an overview of the operation of the Australian taxation system with an emphasis on solving common practical tax questions. The subject examines income tax, capital gains tax, fringe benefits tax and goods and services tax law for different types of taxpayers.

This subject does not assume and does not require an accounting or commercial background. Mathematical skills are also not required.

Completion of BLAW 30002 Tax Law I and BLAW 30003 Tax Law II satisfies the requirements for a Tax Practitioner Board ‘approved course in Australian taxation law’ under the ‘mix and match’ approach. Refer to www.tpb.gov.au for further information

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to provide students with the basic principles of taxation law in Australia and the skills to develop future learning and understanding of taxation law issues.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Attitudes towards knowledge that include valuing truth, openness to new ideas and ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage;
  • the capacity for close reading and analysis of a range of sources;
  • the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
  • the capacity to solve problems, including through the collection and evaluation of information;
  • the capacity to communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • the capacity to plan and manage time;
  • the capacity to participate as a member of a team; and
  • intercultural sensitivity and understanding.

In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:

  • Capacity to solve tax problems by collecting and evaluating information from a variety of sources;
  • communicate solutions to tax problems both orally and in writing; and
  • ability to work in groups to solve legal tax problems and critically analyse legal materials in a classroom setting.

Last updated: 11 October 2019