Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Ken Devos


This unit provides a detailed analysis of the taxation of employees and contractors in Australia. Topics include: employer/employee relationship, independent contractors, PAYG collection system, payroll tax and other levies, employee deductions, fringe benefits, superannuation, share schemes and remuneration planning.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the taxation implications of income received by employees and independent contractors in the workplace
  2. describe the administrative aspects of the income tax system
  3. explain the tax implications of superannuation and employee share schemes provided by employers
  4. calculate the tax position of employees and independent contractors in the workplace who receive fringe benefits and other types of remuneration.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Ken Devos

Contact hours

3 hours per week