LAWS13014 - Revenue Law

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Revenue Law is an important consideration for those engaging in legal practice insofar as issues arising out of revenue law will impact on advice given in a range of different situations. This unit gives an understanding of the underlying concepts of revenue law focusing on the Income Tax Assessment Acts and supporting legislation as well as looking at other important areas of revenue law practice which impact on advice given such as Goods and Services Tax and Fringe Benefits Tax.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: 48 credit points of law 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

Term 3 - 2024 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 80.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 18.52% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback, reviewer reflection.
Consider opportunities for further unpacking complex concepts.
Consider opportunities for breaking down complex concepts when they are first introduced.
Action Taken
Students were offered additional live opportunities for further unpacking of complex concepts.
Source: Student feedback
Unit materials available when Moodle went live was beneficial in getting a head start on the unit
Ensure all unit materials and assessment information can be accessed by students the day Moodle goes live.
Action Taken
Unit materials and assessment information were accessible by students before term commencement
Source: Tutor reflection, in-class student feedback
Introduce further opportunities for engagement at Zoom workshops
Vary the sessions to include a mixture of tutorial questions, unseen tasks and Q&A sessions.
Action Taken
Source: Tutor reflection, in-class student feedback
Improvement of study guides
Refresh and add further detail to study guides.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the distinction between income and capital and determine when taxpayers will be assessed on income or capital gains tax
  2. Differentiate between expenses which constitute deductions and expenses which constitute capital and determine when expenditure may be utilised to reduce a taxpayer's assessable income
  3. Apply the current tax legislation to the taxation of various entities, including consideration of international taxation agreements
  4. Apply analytical and critical legal skills in formulating ethical solutions to problems in revenue law.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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