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Taxation Law II (BLAW30003)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeBLAW30003
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Taxation Law II will explore different topics to those covered in Taxation Law I and will also examine some topics which are briefly covered in Taxation Law I in further detail. This subject will cover:

  • Tax Structures – companies, trusts and partnerships;
  • international taxation issues;
  • Taxation of Superannuation;
  • Tax Accounting;
  • advanced aspects of tax administration and tax avoidance rules;
  • State Taxes; and
  • ethical and professional responsibilities of tax agents.

Completion of BLAW30002 Taxation Law I and BLAW30003 Taxation 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 course are to provide students with an advanced knowledge of taxation law in Australia and the skills to develop future learning and understanding of taxation law issues.

Generic skills

  • Problem-solving;
  • legal research and writing;
  • oral communication skills;
  • identification and familiarity with legal material; and
  • legal reasoning.

Eligibility and requirements


Successful completion of all the below subjects or equivalent:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BLAW10001 Principles of Business Law
Semester 1
Semester 2
BLAW30002 Taxation Law I
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

It is strongly recommended that students have completed at least 100 points of undergraduate study before enrolling in this subject. The subject level is an indicator as to the difficulty of the subject and expected workload.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • 2,000 word individual assignment to be completed either individually or in pairs* (30%)
  • 2-hour final exam - open book (70%)

*Students may choose to complete the assignment with one other person enrolled in the subject or individually, as they prefer. Students are free to form their own pairs and partners do not have to be enrolled in the same tutorial.

The due dates of the above assessment will be available to students via the LMS subject page.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorSunita Jogarajan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours (one 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week)
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

136 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    • Fundamental Tax Legislation (Thomson Reuters, current edition); AND
    • Sadiq et al, Principles of Taxation Law (Thomson Reuters, current edition).

    Students who have completed Tax Law I in the previous year may use the previous year’s edition of both books.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    If required, please contact law-admissions@unimelb.edu.au for subject coordinator approval.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 10 August 2019