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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Business and Economics component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


A fundamental aspect of every consumer or business transaction is taxation. It is the main source of funding for government expenditure. The completion of the taxation major will equip graduates with an in-depth understanding of the core Australian taxation laws. A particular focus of the major is on application of the taxation laws on business transactions and business structures that affect individuals, businesses and investors. This area of study allows graduates to enhance their expertise in other specialist legal areas such as banking, finance and insolvency with subsequent application of knowledge to the taxation system through completion of a research project.


To complete the Taxation major in the Bachelor of Business or related double degrees, students must complete:

(a.) The following six units (36 points):

(b.) Two units (12 points) from the following list:

Completion of this major constitutes 'a course in Australian taxation law' as required by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Students completing BTF1010, BTF2220 plus a subject marked (*) meet the 'course in commercial law' requirement of the TPB.

Note TPB requirements are subject to change.

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Relevant courses

Single degrees

  • 3806 Bachelor of Business

Double degrees

  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 3819 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business