Course code ACFI3004
Available in 2016
Available in 2017
2016 Course Timetables


Australian income tax laws are complex and varied. This course introduces you to Australian income tax laws with specific emphasis on how to access provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act and related legislation. In addition you will be made aware of tax planning issues that exist in relevant personal and business environments and learn how to communicate technical tax information to client taxpayers. The graduate qualities of problem solving, decision making and communication are enhanced throughout.



  • Summer 1 - 2016/2017
  • Semester 1 - 2017


  • Semester 1 - 2017

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate specific knowledge of Australian Income Tax Laws.

2. Access provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act and related legislation.

3. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise information to solve tax problems.

4. Recognise, interpret and investigate tax planning issues in particular factual situations.

5. Communicate technical tax information to client taxpayers.

6. Demonstrate a practical knowledge of professional ethics and standards.


Lectures may include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

  1. International Taxation
  2. Assessable Income Ordinary Income
  3. Assessable Income Other Issues
  4. Allowable Deductions General Deductions
  5. Allowable Deductions Specific Deductions
  6. Calculation of Individual Taxation
  7. Depreciating Assets
  8. Retirement Payments
  9. Capital Gains Tax
  10. Fringe Benefits Tax
  11. Companies and Partnerships
  12. Good and Services Tax

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Individual Written Assessment

Quiz: Mid Semester Quiz

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and UoN Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.