Faculty of Law

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 2015


The nature and operation of superannuation funds in Australia and how they are affected by the superannuation legislation, by the taxation regime, and by general principles of contract and equity. The trustee's duties.


Upon completion of this unit, a student should understand:

  1. the structure of different types of superannuation funds in Australia and the reasons for these differences
  2. the operation of superannuation funds including:
    1. the role and duties of trustees and those to whom they delegate, especially in relation to investment
    2. the rights of members individually and collectively
    3. the role and duties of third parties such as auditors
  3. the role of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal and the Insurance and Superannuation Commissioner and other administrative bodies.


Assignment (2000 words): 20%
Examination (3 hours): 80% OR Assignment (5000 words): 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information


LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW4169; LAW4170