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Melbourne Uni to offer SMSF tax course

SMSF tax course

The University of Melbourne will run a three-day intensive course on tax and SMSFs led by two SMSF legal experts.

SMSF practitioners will be able to access university-level training on the regulation and taxation of SMSFs as part of a new intensive course that will be offered as a stand-alone subject or as part of an academic degree by a major university.

The University of Melbourne will run the three-day intensive online course, LAWS90235 Tax of Superannuation A, at the start of March 2022, which will be presented by DBA Lawyers director Daniel Butler and special counsel Bryce Figot, who are senior fellows at Melbourne Law School.

“The subject deals with the policies, technical rules and current practical problems in relation to the regulation and taxation of SMSFs,” DBA Lawyers said.

“It also explores the taxation rules and prudential management of SMSFs, including what investments and structures funds can use while still attracting concessional tax treatment.”

While the course is offered to students completing a master’s degree or diplomas via the university, DBA Lawyers noted the course can also be taken as a once-off, stand-alone subject under the same assessment criteria as students completing a degree or diploma.

That assessment will be predominately based on a 2500 to 3000-word take-home exam worth 90 per cent and an attendance component worth 10 per cent.

Enrolment for the course, which is limited to 30 students, opens in early February 2022 and assessments for the course close at the end of March.

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