Taxation Law II

Subject BLAW30003 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours.


This is a Level 3 subject but students may complete it in their second year of studies if they have satisfied the necessary prerequisites. The subject level is an indicator as to the difficulty of the subject and expected workload.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Assoc Prof Sunita Jogarajan


Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475

Subject Overview:

Taxation Law II will explore different topics to those covered in Taxation Law I and will also examine some topics which are briefly covered in Taxation Law I in further detail. This subject will cover:

  • International taxation issues;
  • Taxation of Superannuation;
  • Tax Accounting;
  • Tax Structures - partnerships, trusts and companies;
  • Ethical and professional responsibilities of tax agents; and
  • Advanced aspects of tax administration and tax avoidance rules.
Learning Outcomes:

Provide students with advanced knowledge of taxation law and together with Taxation Law I enable the completion of an 'approved course in taxation law' for the purposes of the Tax Practitioners Board.

  • 2,000 word individual assignment (30%);
  • 2-hour final exam - open book (70%).
Prescribed Texts:

Coleman et al, Principles of Taxation Law (Thomson Reuters).

RL Deutsch, Fundamental Tax Legislation (2013) (Thomson Reuters)

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Problem-solving; legal research and writing; oral communication skills; identification and familiarity with legal material; legal reasoning.

Related Breadth Track(s): Law - Business and Taxation Law

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