Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2012 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr Toan Le


The unit covers the concepts of income taxation and the taxation of capital gains in their underlying historical, social and constitutional contexts. It includes discussion and learning of the policy and constitutional matrices of taxation, the legal definition of income, taxation of income from personal services and business, taxation of fringe benefits, indirect taxation of goods and services, taxation of capital gains, taxation of companies and allowable deductions from gross income in personal and business contexts.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and explain the administrative framework within which the federal taxation system operates
  2. calculate income tax and goods and services tax liabilities
  3. identify and analyse fundamental tax concepts such as the distinction between income and capital
  4. apply legislative provisions and judicial principles to practical taxation problems and provide supporting evaluations through the application of statutory and case law principles.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours, closed-book): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Toan Le (summer semester, semester 1)
Dr Diane Kraal (semester 2)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed one unit from the following: BTX9020, BTX9500 or MBA9002 before undertaking this unit. Students enrolled in Master of Business Law have no prerequisite.


Students enrolled in Master of Business Law must undertake BTX5140.