LAWS19033 - Taxation Law and Practice A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The Constitution and taxation power; the taxing formula; the concept, source and derivation of income at ordinary concepts; exempt income; non-assessable non-exempt income; allowable deductions; tax rates, tax offsets and levies; statutory inclusions in income including capital gains, trading stock; fringe benefits tax; goods and services tax; taxation of companies; partnerships and trusts; administrative provisions.


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 (ACCT11059 or ACCT11057) and (LAWS11030 or LAWS19031 or LAWS11054)

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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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. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Case Study 40%
3. Online Test 50%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 92.86% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 22.95% 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
Consistency in Moodle pages
All materials on Moodle to be clearly and consistently named.
Action Taken
The Moodle site was enhanced by removing some of the older recordings and information from the ATO. The workshop recordings were clearly identified but greater improvement was undertaken in Term 2, 2022.
Source: Student feedback
Worked example in study guides
Additional worked examples to be included in study guides.
Action Taken
The worked examples were based on the 2 textbooks used in the unit and greater emphasis was placed on new examples discussed in the workshops and included in the recordings. Improvement was undertaken in Term 2, 2022.
Source: student feedback
The need for more guidance on the assessment expectations and guidance, especially with the end of term quiz.
In Term 2, 2022 guides were made available for students on the assessment task and especially the end of term invigilated quiz. This involved not only sample quiz questions but also the marking of the sample questions with feedback. The Q&A section of Moodle was responded to immediately and extra information was included.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe at a basic level the Australian income taxation system
  2. Explain the main concepts and principles of Australian income taxation law
  3. Apply taxation laws and prepare income tax returns of moderate complexity for individual taxpayers, companies, partnerships and trusts
  4. Discuss a range of other taxes in the Australian taxation regime, including fringe benefits tax and goods and services tax.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Case Study
3 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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