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
OfferedNot offered in 2012


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


This unit comprehensively examines the operation of Australia's goods and services tax (GST). It examines the key legislation, case law and rulings in the area and focuses on the concepts of taxable supplies, GST-free supplies and input taxed supplies. The way in which the GST law applies to a range of practical commercial arrangements, such as land transactions, sales of businesses, financial transactions and imports and exports is considered in detail. Historical, comparative and policy issues relating to GST are also canvassed.


Students who have completed this unit will have:

  1. a solid knowledge of GST legislation and case law
  2. a broad understanding of GST policy issues
  3. an appreciation of how the GST law applies to a range of practical situations
  4. an ability to research and resolve complex GST issues.


Examination: 50%
Essay: 40%
Class participation: 10%

Contact hours

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