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Tax it is central to all business decisions and operates within the broader legal systems of Australia. A solid understanding of how laws are made, the law of contracts and the law of torts (negligence) is essential. This subject will help you understand the commercial context in which tax matters arise.

If you work in tax, you’re certain to engage with Australia’s commercial law environment. Laws help to give clients the certainty and stability they need to operate, trade and invest.

CommLaw1 Australian Legal Systems introduces, explains and explores the way laws are made, how to find the law in a given area, and how the law will be interpreted and applied.

It addresses common questions such as how a binding agreement is made, the law of contracts as it relates to advisory services, and how to advise clients on the legal impacts of their activities.

Scroll to bottom of page for more information on:

  • Entry requirements and learning outcomes
  • Subjects and study modes
  • Recognition
  • Your tax professional instructors
  • Timetable
  • Fees
Subject Code: ATL002
Credit points: 6
CPD: 30 hours
Cost: $1,650
Study Per Week: 10-14 hours
Delivery: Distance only
Study Length: 13 weeks
Level: Introductory
Study Periods: 3 per year

1300 TAX EDU
(1300 829 338)

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Elective subject in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law

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Complete the TPB approved Course in Commercial Law

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"[The Tax Institute] balances technical material and practical application, bridging academia with the practice of tax law."

Rachel Vijayaraj, ATI, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers

"The weekly webinars and on line study format made it possible to combine the course work and full time work."

Wendy Miller, FTI, Damien Greer

“Studying with The Tax Institute gave me the confidence to understand and tackle detailed taxation issues.”

Mathew Coombes, CTA, Borough Australia Pty Ltd

“What I learnt I was actually applying every day to my work with my clients and the notes I received are now my tax bible.”

Lauren Whelan, HLB Mann Judd

“The topic areas covered provided me with technical knowledge on areas of tax which I could apply to real life situations.”

Geoff Tierney, CTA, ESV Chartered Accountants

“The fact that active and highly experienced practitioners are teaching the course content has been invaluable to me.”

Erin Shields, Dixon Advisory

 

Entry requirements and learning outcomes

ATL002 CommLaw1 Australian Legal Systems is designed to help you develop your understanding of the Australian legal system, not only about how laws are enacted and their underlying policy aims, but how they apply in the ever changing statutory, commercial law and equitable principles in our very complex tax system.

Who is this for?

  • associate lawyer
  • certified financial planner
  • corporate tax accountant
  • lecturer or tutor
  • registered tax agents who wish to meet licence requirements
  • tax and financial advisers
  • tax manager.

Entry requirements

  • 1. hold current membership of The Tax Institute1
  • 2. meet English language requirements if the language of instruction for your 6 years of high school qualifications was not English.

1. [A discounted membership is available at the time of enrolment for all new members. Membership fees attract GST. Membership will expire on 30 June. Find out more about membership benefits and resources]

Learning outcomes

On completion of ATL002 CommLaw1 Australian Legal Systems you will be able to, but not limited to, relate the client’s commercial transaction to the relevant Australian legal systems and processes while establishing the knowledge on law of contracts and torts.

Modules, study modes and assessment

Modules

  • Australian legal systems and processes
  • law of torts
  • contracts in Australian commercial law
  • remedies in contract.

Modes of study

Distance study

Distance study utilises group web/teleconference tutorials every 2-3 weeks.

Assessment-only study

Assessment-only study allows candidates to accelerate their studies by progressing directly to the assessments for the subject based on prior study, qualifications and experience.

Candidates will only receive access to past exam papers and online checkpoint tests prior to the exam.

Enrolment inclusions

Resources made available to a candidate (excluding assessment-only study) are:

  • access to an online learning portal
  • study materials (soft copy)
  • access to Legal Research and Reasoning Course
  • access to CCH recommended readings
  • recorded webinars
  • online checkpoint tests
  • past exam papers (where applicable)
  • access to a subject convenor for technical questions
  • assessment preparation resources
  • research skills webinar
  • support from trained subject coordinators.

Assessment structure

Assessment taskPass markWeighting
Online module quizzes 50% 40%
Exam 50% 60%

Please note that all assessment tasks must be passed in order to complete the subject.

Recognition

Tax profession and employer

The Tax Institute is a not-for profit membership-based organisation which has been supporting and educating the tax profession for over 70 years. With over 12,000 members ranging from graduates to tax experts in the Big 4, mid-tier and SME firms, The Tax Institute is known as Australia’s leading educator and professional association in tax.

All subjects are designed and delivered by leaders in the tax field, providing candidates with flexible and applicable knowledge which can be used immediately in the workforce. As a higher education provider, our subjects hold recognition with other learning institutes, the Tax Practitioners Board, and other accounting and international bodies.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL is a process for providing candidates credit for prior learning gained from The Tax Institute’s accredited education provider register. To apply for RPL, please complete the RPL form. 1

If you believe that your subject is the equivalent of one of The Tax Institute’s subjects, but it is not on the register list, please contact the Education Adviser team for further information about your RPL application.

Advanced standing

Advanced standing is a process of transferring credits from subjects you have previously completed with The Tax Institute. To apply for advanced standing, please complete the advanced standing form.

1. [Please note from 1 February 2016, all RPL applications will incur a fee per application.]

Your tax professional instructor

Harry Rigney, Subject convenor

Harry Rigney, Subject convenor

Harry is a lawyer, accredited as a specialist in taxation law. Harry has been a registered tax agent since 1982 and a member of The Tax Institute for more than 25 years.

Timetable

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Call us at 1300 TAX EDU (1300 829 338) or email us.

Fees

ATL002 CommLaw 1 Australian Legal Systems1
New member fee2 $320
Subject fee3 $1,650

View our education policies

1. [To enrol in an education subject it is a requirement to become a member of The Tax Institute. Studying with The Tax Institute is available to members. Non-members will be required to join at time of enrolment. Membership fee covers the period through June the following year and is valued at $489. If required to be a voting member, you can upgrade for free (valued at $195). Member fees attract GST and price quoted is inclusive of GST.]
2. [Subject fees do not attract GST. CTA3 attracts GST. CTA3 fees are inclusive of GST. Subject fee is in relation to face-to-face, distance and intensive study modes.]
3. [Applies per subject if enrolling before the early bird close date (except for assessment only study mode and CTA1 Foundations Intensive SP1 and SP2). Please note: Key dates and fees are subject to change without notice.]