Courses & Units

Applied Taxation BFA391


This unit is a compulsory unit in the Accounting Major and is designed to assist you in gaining an understanding of the theoretical concepts that underpin taxation law in Australia. This knowledge is used to develop your skills in the interpretation of taxation legislation, case law and rulings, and their application to different business entities and individuals. You will be required to calculate components of taxable income and different types of tax liability.


Unit name Applied Taxation
Unit code BFA391
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting
Coordinator Mr John Streeter
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Accelerated Study Period 3 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Accelerated Study Period 3 11/9/2023 4/10/2023 26/10/2023 10/12/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret relevant legislation, cases, rulings and principles of taxation law in Australia.
  • Critique the relevant taxation rules, demonstrating knowledge of the connection between case law and legislation.
  • Apply tax rules and conventions to a scenario to solve a business problem.
  • Perform income tax, CGT, and FBT liability calculations.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080101 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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Teaching Pattern

Introductory 1 hour workshop x 1; 2 hour workshop x 6; plus online content. Please refer to the timetable for dates, time and venue.

AssessmentOnline Quiz on Respondus (30%)|Exam via Respondus (35%)|Assignment (35%)
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The prescribed text in the unit is:
Sadiq, K, Black, C, Hanegbi, R, Jogarajan, S, Krever, R, Obst, W & Ting, A 2021, Principles of Taxation Law, 14th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW.

You will also need access to tax legislation. This is available online or the following publication can be purchased:
Pinto, D, Kendall, K & Sadiq, K 2021, Fundamental Tax Legislation, 29th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW.

The two books will be available as a “pack” at a slightly lower price. Please note that acquiring a current edition of the text is essential for this unit, as tax law changes frequently. Students who use past editions may be at a disadvantage.

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