Faculty of Law

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 Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Term 4 2012 (Day)


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html


This unit examines superannuation policy, regulation, taxation and practice in Australia. The unit will focus on the way in which superannuation funds are regulated and taxed and it will also consider a number of tax and estate planning strategies for their members.


On completion of this subjects students should be able to:

  1. understand the structure of different types of superannuation vehicles;
  2. understand how superannuation is regulated; and
  3. understand how superannuation investment is taxed.


Class participation: 10%
Assignment (2,250 words): 30%
Take-home examination (4,500 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Stephen Barkoczy

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)