Introduction to Australian Tax Law

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Introduction to Australian Tax Law unit introduces you to the Australian tax system, and is beneficial to accounting professionals and students, as well as small business owners who wish to take care of their own taxes.

The unit is offered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, and provides students with a broad overview of how the tax system works in Australia, along with what sorts of tax laws businesses and individuals need to adhere to.

One half of the unit is dedicated to personal taxes, covering subjects such as determination of income, deductions, uniform capital allowances and capital gains tax.

The other half of the unit is ideal for businesses, and addresses subjects such as goods and services tax, partnerships and companies.

Additional information

This unit includes a mid-study period exam, in Week 7 of the program. If you are located in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or India, you will be required to sit this exam at a specified invigilation centre. The final exam is arranged by OUA Exam Services, with a $100 exam fee included in the price of this unit.

Eligibility

To be eligible for enrolment, you must have completed one of the following units:

You must also ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:

  • Taxation

Areas of study

In this taxation unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Income
  • Deductions
  • Capital gains
  • Uniform capital allowances
  • Partnerships
  • Trusts
  • Companies
  • Goods and services tax (GST)
  • Tax practitioners

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Walk away from this taxation unit with the ability to:

  • Accurately interpret income tax assessment acts of 1936 and 1997, and apply relevant sections of these acts to professional and personal settings
  • Use accounting skills to accurately calculate net tax payable, taxable income and net capital gains tax for individual and sole traders
  • Calculate taxes such as net income and distribution to beneficiaries for trusts and partnership entities
  • Calculate taxes for companies such as reconciling accounting profit to taxable profit
  • Understand and evaluate how the goods and services tax (GST) applies to businesses

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introduction to Australian Tax Law from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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