Course Title: Prepare income tax returns

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5178

Course Title: Prepare income tax returns

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Term1 2008

Course Contact: Bruce Phillips

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5735

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the preparation of income tax returns for individuals in accordance with statutory requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACCT502A Prepare income tax returns


Calculate taxable income

Gather and verify data

Review compliance

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course a student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of income tax return concepts and procedures affecting individual taxpayers. This inlcudes inter-alia assessable income, allowable deductions, taxable income, tax offsets and credits and compliance requirements.

Overview of Assessment

A student must deomonstrate a clear understanding of all elements of the required competencies to be deemed competent. Assessment may include a variety of methods including tests, workbooks, assignments, presentations, class exercises etc.

Formative feedbak is provided throughout the course. This occurs by the teacher providing information to the student to inform them how they are succeeding in the course and the areas that require more work to succeed. Formative feedback is not a piece of assessment that contributes to the student’s final result.