2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
For students enrolled in M729 Juris Doctor:MLJ701
For all other students: Nil
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2h class + 1h seminar per week
2h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week
This unit provides a broad overview of conceptual perspectives, critical issues and policy matters relevant to superannuation law. Critical analysis and evaluation of policy issues will include topics such as, the purpose and history of the Australian superannuation regime, main types of superannuation funds, superannuation contributions, qualification as a complying superannuation fund, taxation of superannuation, duties in setting up and running a fund, self-managed superannuation funds, and changes to superannuation law.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Critically analyse, evaluate and communicate the growing importance of superannuation in the modern Australian economy with a focus on key policy issues.
GLO1, GLO2, GLO4
Critically analyse, evaluate and communicate the different types of Superannuation funds that exist in Australia, with a focus on key policy issues.
Explain, apply and critically evaluate the more important laws that cover the operation of superannuation funds.
GLO1, GLO2, GLO4,GLO5
Explain and critically evaluate that Self Managed Superannuation Funds often have different laws and client needs.
Critically analyse and apply laws in solving superannuation tax problems.
Explain and critically analyse dispute resolution principles and practices in superannuation.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the yearGLO key: GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities, GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacy, GLO4: Critical thinking, GLO5: Problem solving, GLO6: Self-management, GLO7: Teamwork, GLO8: Global Citizenship
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLM727 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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