University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance, Government, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview


    Australian income tax laws are complex and varied. This course introduces you to Australian income tax laws with specific emphasis on how to access provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act and related legislation. In addition you will be made aware of tax planning issues that exist in relevant personal and business environments and learn how to communicate technical tax information to client taxpayers. The graduate qualities of problem solving, decision making and communication are enhanced throughout.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Demonstrate specific knowledge of Australian Income Tax Laws.

    2. Access provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act and related legislation.

    3. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise information to solve tax problems.

    4. Recognise, interpret and investigate tax planning issues in particular factual situations.

    5. Communicate technical tax information to client taxpayers.

    6. Demonstrate a practical knowledge of professional ethics and standards.

    Lectures may include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

    International Taxation
    Assessable Income Ordinary Income
    Assessable Income Other Issues
    Allowable Deductions General Deductions
    Allowable Deductions Specific Deductions
    Calculation of Individual Taxation
    Depreciating Assets
    Retirement Payments
    Capital Gains Tax
    Fringe Benefits Tax
    Companies and Partnerships
    Good and Services Tax

    Assessment Items

    Written Assignment: Individual Written Assessment

    Quiz: Mid Semester Quiz

    Formal Examination: Final Examination

    Contact Hours


    Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


    Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.