Course Title: Taxation Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Taxation Law

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Huigenia Ostik

Course Coordinator Phone: -

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed Knowledge: Becoming a Lawyer in a Globalised World, Principles of Company Law

Course Description

This course introduces you to the core tax legislation in Australia and provide you with the skills needed to identify legal tax issues and apply the relevant tax rules (both statute and case law based) to legal scenarios.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

CLO1: Conduct independent legal research into the relevant tax rules that apply to a legal scenario.

CLO2: Critically evaluate aspects of the Australian tax system, including judicial reasoning in case law.

CLO3: Analyse legal scenarios and apply legal rules to determine the net GST payable / refundable for a taxpayer and to determine the income tax payable of a taxpayer.

CLO4: Apply the rules relating to the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) system and the income tax self-assessment system to determine a taxpayer’s tax payable.

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise of lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, participation through in- class and online activities, legal writing exercises, collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects, and a final examination. Combination of slides and tutorials and / or team-based learning activities depending on numbers of enrolled students.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.