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MLM727 - Superannuation Law and Policy

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Rami Hangebi
Prerequisite:

For students enrolled in M729 Juris Doctor:MLJ701

For all other students: Nil

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2h class + 1h seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

2h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week

Content

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 Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

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

ULO2

Critically analyse, evaluate and communicate the different types of Superannuation funds that exist in Australia, with a focus on key policy issues.

GLO1, GLO2, GLO4

ULO3

Explain, apply and critically evaluate the more important laws that cover the operation of superannuation funds.

GLO1, GLO2, GLO4,
GLO5

ULO4

Explain and critically evaluate that Self Managed Superannuation Funds often have different laws and client needs.

GLO1, GLO4

ULO5

Critically analyse and apply laws in solving superannuation tax problems.

GLO1, GLO5

ULO6

Explain and critically analyse dispute resolution principles and practices in superannuation.

GLO1, GLO4

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
GLO key: GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities, GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy, GLO4: Critical thinking, GLO5: Problem solving, GLO6: Self-management, GLO7: Teamwork, GLO8: Global Citizenship

Assessment

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Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) - Research essay 2500 words 25% Information not yet available
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Law problem solving exercise 1500 words 15% Information not yet available
Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period

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.

Learning Resource

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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