Courses & Units

Taxation Law LAW361


Most commercial transactions have tax implications, so law graduates need to understand taxation law. Law662 gives students this essential introduction to taxation law in Australia. It is not intended as a specialist unit, but as a vehicle to provide students with a broad overview of the basics of Australian taxation law and a springboard for graduates to be able to identify tax issues in practical contexts. It addresses the concepts of income (including capital gains) and deductions, income tax accounting, taxation of entities, tax avoidance and tax administration. It also encourages students to consider the theory and practice of taxation law (including by reference to tax administration) and ideas for reform.


Unit name Taxation Law
Unit code LAW361
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Mrs Trudi Steedman
Available as student elective? Yes
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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and explain principles of taxation law and how it interacts with other fields of law
  • Apply principles of taxation law to hypothetical factual scenarios.
  • Effectively research and analyse a legal topic or problem pertaining to taxation law
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively, orally and in writing
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50 credit points of Intermediate Law core

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AssessmentEssay (40%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Presentation (individual or group) (10%)
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