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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Tony van der Westhuysen


This unit provides a detailed analysis of the various taxes that impact business transactions.


The learning goals associated with this unit are:

  • understand the constitutional and tax policy principles underlying business transactions taxes in Australia
  • develop a sound knowledge of the statutory and case law as well as administrative rulings of the Australian Taxation Office and State Revenue Office that relate to these taxes, particularly the Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • apply the relevant principles to a range of specific business transactions involving liability for GST and other indirect taxes
  • conduct relevant research of possible new developments in the law relating to GST and other indirect taxes.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (take-home): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Tony van der Westhuysen

Contact hours

3 hours per week on-campus and/or intensive mode over summer (both 39 hours in total)




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