Courses & Units

Taxation BFA391

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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 Taxation
Unit code BFA391
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

Dr John Minas

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Accelerated Study Period 3 13/9/2021 6/10/2021 28/10/2021 12/12/2021

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Locate, analyse, interpret and explain relevant legislation, cases, rulings and principles of taxation law in Australia.
LO2Analyse scenarios and critically apply relevant legislation, cases, rulings and principles of taxation law to reach a conclusion.
LO3Justify and communicate arguments concerning issues in taxation law and report taxation information to interested parties.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080101 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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  • BFA141 AND BFA104; or
  • BFA104 AND LAW121 AND LAW122; or
  • BFA104 AND BAA215


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Please check the unit outline for details.


In-class test (15%), Assignment (25%), Final exam (60%).

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You will need the following texts:

Sadiq, K, Black, C, Hanegbi, R, Jogarajan, S, Krever, R, Obst, W& Ting, A 2020, Principles of Taxation Law, 13th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW. and

Pinto, D, Kendall, K & Sadiq, K 2020, Fundamental Tax Legislation, 28th  edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW.

If you choose to use an older version of the text you must take responsibility if you get something incorrect due to the text being out of date.

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