ACCT5702 Taxation Australia

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
The Taxation Australia unit examines and applies relevant Australian taxation law to various tax entities. It is practical in nature with candidates required to explain and calculate the taxation consequences applicable to a range of real-life simulated scenarios, including a comprehensive tax reconciliation which integrates the various units.
Students are able to (1) develop new technical and professional skills through exposure to a diverse range of practical, complex tax issues; (2) develop advanced technical knowledge of tax; (3) develop broader business skills in solving complex tax problems; and (4) demonstrate critical thinking and research skills in solving complex tax problems.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online assessments and (2) exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the exam component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Phil Hancock
Unit rules
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making
ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation
FINA5533 Finance Essentials
LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law
and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
LAWS5236 Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation
Contact hours
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Six month rule
Legislation changes constantly. In the Chartered Accountants Program modules, candidates are expected to be up to date with the relevant legislation, Standards, cases, rulings, determinations and other guidance as they stand six months before the exam date, unless otherwise stated.

Candidates are always encouraged to be aware of current developments in all areas.

The relevant date for legislation is the date the legislation receives royal assent. The relevant date for cases is the date the case decision was handed down.

Barkoczy, S, 2018, Core Tax Legislation and Study Guide 2018, 21st edn, Oxford University Press,
South Melbourne, Victoria.
Note: The relevant tax legislation, which is part of required readings, can be accessed by either
referring to:
(i) Core Tax Legislation and Study Guide 2018 (prescribed textbook), or
(ii) Online at:
–– Australian Taxation Office legal database: → Legal database
–– Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII):
When accessing the relevant tax legislation online, candidates will need to refer to the law
that is applicable to the income tax year ended 30 June 2019 and the fringe benefits tax year
ended 31 March 2019, as these are the years covered in the current offering of the unit.

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