TABL5575 Tax Policy - 2023

Subject Code
Study Level
Commencing Term
Term 1
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
Delivery Mode
Accounting Auditing & Tax
The course outline is not available for current term. To view outlines from other years and/or terms, visit the archives .

1. Course Details

Summary of Course

This is a compulsory capstone course and it builds on the knowledge you have obtained from prior courses. Given this course’s fast pace, broad scope and the expected level of work involved, it is recommended that you take this course at the end of your program of study.

Tax systems are complicated, fast-changing, and critically important to the efficient functioning of a modern economy. To be an outstanding tax professional, it is no longer enough to be technically competent. You must also have a sound grasp of the basic tools of tax policy analysis. This course provides you with those essential tools and it uses an applied approach. It focuses on the Australian tax system and provides an opportunity to apply the tools to current ‘real-world’ tax issues. This will stimulate your thinking as to what constitutes a ‘good tax system’ and how Australia’s current system can be improved.

More specifically, this course introduces you to the criteria that have been used to evaluate tax systems, primarily equity, economic efficiency, and simplicity. You will work through the key features of the Australian tax system and the political process and institutions that are key to introducing and implementing Australian tax law. You will then use the criteria and your understanding of tax policy formulation and implementation as a framework to critically evaluate features of Australia’s current tax system.

This course is problem-oriented and you learn by doing. You are assessed predominantly on your individual research report and individual structured debate. The exam questions are modeled on the issues raised in the course materials, structured debates, and interactive webinar discussions.

The study guide for Tax Policy comprises seven modules:

Module 1: Australian tax system

Module 2: Economic efficiency

Module 3: Equity

Module 4: Political and institutional dimensions

Module 5: Taxation design in an open economy

Module 6: Income and capital taxes

Module 7: Domestic consumption and production taxes

Teaching Times and Locations

Please note that teaching times and locations are subject to change. Students are strongly advised to refer to the Class Timetable website for the most up-to-date teaching times and locations.

View course timetable

Course Policies & Support

Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses

​The objective of this course is to give students a grounding in the tools of tax policy analysis. It is essentially an applied tax policy course that concentrates on developing tools capable of day-to-day application in critically evaluating and solving typical tax problems. It gives you the opportunity to critically evaluate the utility of various policy tools in the resolution of tax problems.

More specifically, this course:

  • concentrates on the development of robust policy formulation and implementation skills with an emphasis on applying those skills to typical tax problems

  • provides a knowledge base to facilitate a systematic approach to evaluating the outcomes of tax decisions, including an introduction to relevant economic and distributional concepts for tax analysis

  • develops a critical understanding of key concepts and institutions relevant to policy application, including an overview of the Australian tax system and an understanding of its political and institutional context

This course is compulsory for Master of Taxation candidates and will normally be attempted in the final session of the course.

This course is a component of a coherent academic program designed to produce a tax professional with the education, skills and critical faculties appropriate to a Masters graduate of a top-tier university. Earlier postgraduate courses provide knowledge of technical tax issues and a critical understanding of the main tax problems.

This course focuses on providing the extra policy dimension and critical perspectives required by serious tax decision-makers.

This course is designed to give you the tools and the structured environment to stand back and develop a broader critical understanding of the Australian taxation system and to apply those skills in your own research on current tax problems.

2. Staff Contact Details

Position Title Name Email Location Phone Consultation Times
Lecturer-in-chargeDrRodney BrownUNSW Sydney
By appointment

​Communication with staff

When you contact staff by email, please:

  • Use your university (not personal) email address
  • Specify the course TABL5575 as appropriate; and
  • Sign off by using your name and student ID
The policies regarding staff contact in the School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation are as follows:
  • All questions regarding course administration should be directed to the Lecturer-in-charge.
  • The full-time staff will be available for consultation starting from Weeks 2 to 10 and STUVAC period.
  • Consultation hours will be advised on the course Moodle page in a consolidated timetable.
  • Students are encouraged to consult with staff during online consultation sessions. Consultation will not be provided via email or phone.
  • Consultation times during STUVAC period will likely vary to the regular consultation during Term and be posted on the course webpage later in the Term.
While emails to staff should be a rare occurrence as noted above, in instances where it is warranted, please make sure that:
  • You use your UNSW email address when corresponding with the teaching staff on this course. Emails from other addresses (such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, 126, QQ, etc.) are not accepted and will not be replied to.
  • You must use appropriate communication level with staff, emails and discussion forum posts that use short-hand and “Texting” language are not acceptable, and communication must be in English. If your email cannot be understood then staff will not reply.
  • You must identify yourself by your full name, student ID and tutorial day and time.
  • Please be aware that Staff will not necessarily reply to students to inform them if their emails are non-compliant.
  • Full-time teaching staff only answer emails during regular working hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Tutoring staff often have other jobs and require 48 hours within regular business office hours to reply to emails.
Complaints about the assessment and other aspects of this course should be directed in the first instance to the Lecturer-in-Charge (or Course Convenor) and if still unsatisfied with the response received then you are directed to contact the School of Accounting, Auditing & Taxation Grievance Officer, details available here:

3. Learning and Teaching Activities

Use of your Webcam and Digital Devices: If you enrol in an online class, or the online stream of a hybrid class, teaching and associated activities will be conducted using Teams, Zoom, or similar a technology. Using a webcam is optional, but highly encouraged, as this will facilitate interaction with your peers and instructors. If you are worried about your personal space being observed during a class, we encourage you to blur your background or make use of a virtual background. Please contact the Lecturer-in-Charge if you have any questions or concerns.

Some courses may involve undertaking online exams for which your own computer or digital devices will be required. Monitoring of online examinations will be conducted directly by University staff and is bound by the University's privacy and security requirements. Any data collected will be handled accordance with UNSW policies and standards for data governance. For more information on how the University manages personal information please refer to the UNSW Student Privacy Statement and the UNSW Privacy Policy.

Approach to Learning and Teaching in the Course

How to Use These Study Materials  

If you are new to flexible learning you should carefully read this Course Outline. It contains most of the relevant information about how this course will be run and the expectations of you as a student. You should also refer to the Study Schedule as a guide to completing your coursework. So as to get the most out of your study we recommend that you follow this study schedule through the course and fit various time demands into a well-organised diary. Systematic study through the term is the key to success in a flexible learning program.  

The learning pathways (available on Moodle) help to set out a clear path of study over the term. It also identifies learning outcomes and key concepts at the start of each module.  

Features of the Online Kotobee Course Materials

The online materials for this course are available through Moodle and are set up as a Kotobee e-Book. Using the Kotobee Platform, students will have the ability to access course materials from a computer or using a compatible device. The platform allows students to:

  • Search the web for keywords and definitions
  • Use text-to-speech functionality
  • Activity boxes with suggested answers for personal study and learning feedback
  • Copy materials to the clipboard
  • Search in Google
  • Make notes next to selected text
  • Highlight text in the materials
  • Bookmark pages and sections of text
  • Learning dashboard to track and monitor your progress through the materials and completion of online activities

Instructions on how to use Kotobee will be available in Moodle.

Tax Distance Course Student Guide  

The Tax Distance Course Student Guide is a vital source of information for students studying flexible learning courses. It provides administrative and other information specific to studying these courses and you should make a point of being familiar with its contents. You can access the 2023 Tax Distance Student Guide from your Moodle course website(s).  


Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to attend live webinars (conducted over the Internet). Instructions on preparing for webinars are available on your course Moodle website.

These webinars provide an opportunity for you to clarify and extend your understanding of the material in this course. They are designed to try out new ideas and give you a forum to ask questions and discuss issues with your lecturer and other students. Do not be afraid to participate—it is only by trying out new ideas and exploring their dimensions that you will learn in any real depth.

Thorough preparation is essential if you are to gain maximum benefit from a webinar. You can only start to come to grips with the material if you work on it actively. As a general rule, each webinar will cover the module/s between the previous webinar and the week it falls within the Suggested Study Schedule. However, more specific information on the material to be covered in each webinar may be provided via Moodle throughout the term. Exact dates and times for Webinars will be advised via a timetable that you will find on Moodle and on the School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation Website (under Timetables).

There are five webinars scheduled for this course during the Term. Each webinar is approximately one and a half hours in duration.

Remember, webinars are not lectures—your active participation is an important part of the learning experience and preparation for examinations!

Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies

​Learning Activities in this course are undertaken through a combination of webinars, an individual structured debate, an individual research paper, and a final written exam. The benefit to students from this mixed learning approach is that they experience a rounded approach to the learning experience, some through instruction, some through collaboration and others where the individual assumes responsibility.

As a result, the teaching strategy adopted is not only focused on learning the subject matter for the course but ensuring students also critically review their own learning experience and interaction they have with other students. The teaching strategies adopted therefore involves a number of mechanisms design to enhanced the learning experience and to ensure students maximise the benefit arising from both the learning experience and from the subject matter of this course.

5. Course Resources

​Prescribed text:

There is no prescribed textbook for this course. However, it is strongly recommended that you download from the OECD iLibrary website (accessible through the UNSW Library), the following  OECD e-publications:

  • Tax and the Economy: A Comparative Assessment of OECD Countries, OECD Tax Policy Studies No 6, 2001.

  • Revenue Statistics 1965-2022

  • Consumption Tax Trends (most recent version)

  • Taxing Wages (most recent version)

You should also access the following report, which is referred to throughout the course:

  • Australia’s Future Tax System (AFTS) — Report to the Treasurer December 2009 (2010), Final Report, Parts 1 and 2.

The Government’s response should be read in conjunction with AFTS Final Report.

In October 2011, the Government convened a Tax Forum in Canberra where invited participants discussed the Final Report, the Government’s response and the direction of necessary future reforms. The discussion and related papers can be accessed freely online.

In 2013, the Commonwealth Government committed to releasing reports on Reform of the Federation and a Tax White Paper before the 2016 election. The reports can be accessed freely online.

See Appendix 2 of the 2014 Final Report of the Financial System Inquiry which details “tax observations” for “consideration by the Tax White Paper”.

These various publications are important references for this course. Other publications on the AFTS and Treasury website should also be of interest.

An additional reference which is probably the most comprehensive review of tax reform issues has been that undertaken by the IFS Mirrlees Review. This review provides both an academic and practical perspective on a broad range of necessary future tax reforms (including GST). This review can be accessed online.

Additional readings are also included in your study materials and others are freely available on the internet. Do not forget that taxation issues concern more than just taxation authorities or Treasuries. Most industry associations also have a significant interest in taxation issues.

Citation and Style Guide

In presenting written work for assessment in this course you must use an appropriate and consistent style for referencing and citation. The following is a selection of acceptable citation and style guides, which you may use as the basis for your written work. You must purchase or have access to one of the following publications:

  • Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University Law Review Association & Melbourne Journal of International Law, 4th ed, 2018). This is free to download and is the citation style guide used by the majority of Australian legal journals.

  • Rozenberg P, Australian guide to uniform legal citation (Sydney: Lawbook Co, 2nd ed, 2003).

  • Stuhmcke A, Legal referencing (Sydney: LexisNexis, 4th ed, 2012).

6. Course Evaluation & Development

Feedback is regularly sought from students and continual improvements are made based on this feedback. At the end of this course, you will be asked to complete the myExperience survey, which provides a key source of student evaluative feedback. Your input into this quality enhancement process is extremely valuable in assisting us to meet the needs of our students and provide an effective and enriching learning experience. The results of all surveys are carefully considered and do lead to action towards enhancing educational quality.

​Based on feedback from students in previous study periods, the number of assessment items has been reduced. This has meant that the remaining assessment items are now more heavily weighted.  Furthermore, the Group Research Report has been replaced by an Individual Structured Debate.

7. Course Schedule

Note: for more information on the UNSW academic calendar and key dates including study period, exam, supplementary exam and result release, please visit:
Week Activity Topic Assessment/Other
Week 1: 13 February 2023Webinar

Module 1 - Australian tax system

  • Webinar 1
Week 2: 20 February 2023Reading

Module 1 - Australian tax system

  • Individual Research Paper synopsis (Monday - ONLY if choosing own topic).
  • Self study
Week 3: 27 February 2023Webinar

Module 2 - Economic efficiency

  • Webinar 2
Week 4: 6 March 2023Reading

Module 2 - Economic efficiency

  • Individual Presentation due by Friday 10th March 2023
  • Self study
Week 5: 13 March 2023Webinar

Module 3 - Equity

Module 4 - Political and institutional dimensions

  • Webinar 3
Week 6: 20 March 2023Reading

Module 3 - Equity

Module 4 - Political and institutional dimensions

  • Peer Response due by Friday 24 March 2023
  • Self study
Week 7: 27 March 2023Webinar

Module 5 - Taxation in an open economy

Module 6 - Income and capital taxes


  • Webinar 4
Week 8: 3 April 2023Reading

Module 5 - Taxation in an open economy

Module 6 - Income and capital taxes

  • Self study
Week 9: 10 April 2023Webinar

Module 7 - Domestic consumption and production taxes

  • Individual Research Paper due Monday 10 April 2023
  • Webinar 5
Week 10: 17 April 2023Reading

Module 7 - Domestic consumption and production taxes

  • Self study

8. Policies and Support

Information about UNSW Business School program learning outcomes, academic integrity, student responsibilities and student support services. For information regarding special consideration, supplementary exams and viewing final exam scripts, please go to the key policies and support page.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Business School places knowledge and capabilities at the core of its curriculum via seven Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). These PLOs are systematically embedded and developed across the duration of all coursework programs in the Business School.

PLOs embody the knowledge, skills and capabilities that are taught, practised and assessed within each Business School program. They articulate what you should know and be able to do upon successful completion of your degree.

Upon graduation, you should have a high level of specialised business knowledge and capacity for responsible business thinking, underpinned by ethical professional practice. You should be able to harness, manage and communicate business information effectively and work collaboratively with others. You should be an experienced problem-solver and critical thinker, with a global perspective, cultural competence and the potential for innovative leadership.

All UNSW programs and courses are designed to assess the attainment of program and/or course level learning outcomes, as required by the UNSW Assessment Design Procedure. It is important that you become familiar with the Business School PLOs, as they constitute the framework which informs and shapes the components and assessments of the courses within your program of study.

PLO 1: Business knowledge

Students will make informed and effective selection and application of knowledge in a discipline or profession, in the contexts of local and global business.

PLO 2: Problem solving

Students will define and address business problems, and propose effective evidence-based solutions, through the application of rigorous analysis and critical thinking.

PLO 3: Business communication

Students will harness, manage and communicate business information effectively using multiple forms of communication across different channels.

PLO 4: Teamwork

Students will interact and collaborate effectively with others to achieve a common business purpose or fulfil a common business project, and reflect critically on the process and the outcomes.

PLO 5: Responsible business practice

Students will develop and be committed to responsible business thinking and approaches, which are underpinned by ethical professional practice and sustainability considerations.

PLO 6: Global and cultural competence

Students will be aware of business systems in the wider world and actively committed to recognise and respect the cultural norms, beliefs and values of others, and will apply this knowledge to interact, communicate and work effectively in diverse environments.

PLO 7: Leadership development

Students will develop the capacity to take initiative, encourage forward thinking and bring about innovation, while effectively influencing others to achieve desired results.

These PLOs relate to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.  For PG Research PLOs, including Master of Pre-Doctoral Business Studies, please refer to the UNSW HDR Learning Outcomes

Business School course outlines provide detailed information for students on how the course learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment/s contribute to the development of Program Learning Outcomes.

UNSW Graduate Capabilities

The Business School PLOs also incorporate UNSW graduate capabilities, a set of generic abilities and skills that all students are expected to achieve by graduation. These capabilities articulate the University’s institutional values, as well as future employer expectations.

UNSW Graduate CapabilitiesBusiness School PLOs
Scholars capable of independent and collaborative enquiry, rigorous in their analysis, critique and reflection, and able to innovate by applying their knowledge and skills to the solution of novel as well as routine problems.
  • PLO 1: Business knowledge
  • PLO 2: Problem solving
  • PLO 3: Business communication
  • PLO 4: Teamwork
  • PLO 7: Leadership development

Entrepreneurial leaders capable of initiating and embracing innovation and change, as well as engaging and enabling others to contribute to change
  • PLO 1: Business knowledge
  • PLO 2: Problem solving
  • PLO 3: Business communication
  • PLO 4: Teamwork
  • PLO 6: Global and cultural competence
  • PLO 7: Leadership development

Professionals capable of ethical, self-directed practice and independent lifelong learning
  • PLO 1: Business knowledge
  • PLO 2: Problem solving
  • PLO 3: Business communication
  • PLO 5: Responsible business practice

Global citizens who are culturally adept and capable of respecting diversity and acting in a socially just and responsible way.
  • PLO 1: Business knowledge
  • PLO 2: Problem solving
  • PLO 3: Business communication
  • PLO 4: Teamwork
  • PLO 5: Responsible business practice
  • PLO 6: Global and cultural competence

While our programs are designed to provide coverage of all PLOs and graduate capabilities, they also provide you with a great deal of choice and flexibility.  The Business School strongly advises you to choose a range of courses that assist your development against the seven PLOs and four graduate capabilities, and to keep a record of your achievements as part of your portfolio. You can use a portfolio as evidence in employment applications as well as a reference for work or further study. For support with selecting your courses contact the UNSW Business School Student Services team.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity is honest and responsible scholarship. This form of ethical scholarship is highly valued at UNSW. Terms like Academic Integrity, misconduct, referencing, conventions, plagiarism, academic practices, citations and evidence based learning are all considered basic concepts that successful university students understand. Learning how to communicate original ideas, refer sources, work independently, and report results accurately and honestly are skills that you will be able to carry beyond your studies.

The definition of academic misconduct is broad. It covers practices such as cheating, copying and using another person’s work without appropriate acknowledgement. Incidents of academic misconduct may have serious consequences for students.


UNSW regards plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct. UNSW has very strict rules regarding plagiarism. Plagiarism at UNSW is using the words or ideas of others and passing them off as your own. All Schools in the Business School have a Student Ethics Officer who will investigate incidents of plagiarism and may result in a student’s name being placed on the Plagiarism and Student Misconduct Registers.

Below are examples of plagiarism including self-plagiarism:

Copying: Using the same or very similar words to the original text or idea without acknowledging the source or using quotation marks. This includes copying materials, ideas or concepts from a book, article, report or other written document, presentation, composition, artwork, design, drawing, circuitry, computer program or software, website, internet, other electronic resource, or another person's assignment, without appropriate acknowledgement of authorship.

Inappropriate Paraphrasing: Changing a few words and phrases while mostly retaining the original structure and/or progression of ideas of the original, and information without acknowledgement. This also applies in presentations where someone paraphrases another’s ideas or words without credit and to piecing together quotes and paraphrases into a new whole, without appropriate referencing.

Collusion: Presenting work as independent work when it has been produced in whole or part in collusion with other people. Collusion includes:

  • Students providing their work to another student before the due date, or for the purpose of them plagiarising at any time
  • Paying another person to perform an academic task and passing it off as your own
  • Stealing or acquiring another person’s academic work and copying it
  • Offering to complete another person’s work or seeking payment for completing academic work

Collusion should not be confused with academic collaboration (i.e., shared contribution towards a group task).

Inappropriate Citation: Citing sources which have not been read, without acknowledging the 'secondary' source from which knowledge of them has been obtained.

Self-Plagiarism: ‘Self-plagiarism’ occurs where an author republishes their own previously written work and presents it as new findings without referencing the earlier work, either in its entirety or partially. Self-plagiarism is also referred to as 'recycling', 'duplication', or 'multiple submissions of research findings' without disclosure. In the student context, self-plagiarism includes re-using parts of, or all of, a body of work that has already been submitted for assessment without proper citation.

To see if you understand plagiarism, do this short quiz:


The University also regards cheating as a form of academic misconduct. Cheating is knowingly submitting the work of others as their own and includes contract cheating (work produced by an external agent or third party that is submitted under the pretences of being a student’s original piece of work). Cheating is not acceptable at UNSW.

If you need to revise or clarify any terms associated with academic integrity you should explore the 'Working with Academic Integrity' self-paced lessons available at:

For UNSW policies, penalties, and information to help you avoid plagiarism see: as well as the guidelines in the online ELISE tutorials for all new UNSW students: For information on student conduct see:

For information on how to acknowledge your sources and reference correctly, see: If you are unsure what referencing style to use in this course, you should ask the lecturer in charge.

Student Responsibilities and Conduct

​Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to university policies in relation to class attendance and general conduct and behaviour, including maintaining a safe, respectful environment; and to understand their obligations in relation to workload, assessment and keeping informed.

Information and policies on these topics can be found on the 'Managing your Program' website.


It is expected that you will spend at least ten to twelve hours per week studying for a course except for Summer Term courses which have a minimum weekly workload of twenty to twenty four hours. This time should be made up of reading, research, working on exercises and problems, online activities and attending classes. In periods where you need to complete assignments or prepare for examinations, the workload may be greater. Over-commitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required workload into account when planning how to balance study with employment and other activities.

We strongly encourage you to connect with your Moodle course websites in the first week of semester. Local and international research indicates that students who engage early and often with their course website are more likely to pass their course.

View more information on expected workload

Attendance and Engagement

Your regular attendance and active engagement in all scheduled classes and online learning activities is expected in this course. Failure to attend / engage in assessment tasks that are integrated into learning activities (e.g. class discussion, presentations) will be reflected in the marks for these assessable activities. The Business School may refuse final assessment to those students who attend less than 80% of scheduled classes where attendance and participation is required as part of the learning process (e.g. tutorials, flipped classroom sessions, seminars, labs, etc.). If you are not able to regularly attend classes, you should consult the relevant Course Authority.

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General Conduct and Behaviour

You are expected to conduct yourself with consideration and respect for the needs of your fellow students and teaching staff. Conduct which unduly disrupts or interferes with a class, such as ringing or talking on mobile phones, is not acceptable and students may be asked to leave the class.

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Health and Safety

UNSW Policy requires each person to work safely and responsibly, in order to avoid personal injury and to protect the safety of others.

View more information on Health and Safety

Keeping Informed

You should take note of all announcements made in lectures, tutorials or on the course web site. From time to time, the University will send important announcements to your university e-mail address without providing you with a paper copy. You will be deemed to have received this information. It is also your responsibility to keep the University informed of all changes to your contact details.

Student Support and Resources

The University and the Business School provide a wide range of support services and resources for students, including:

Business School Learning Support Tools
Business School provides support a wide range of free resources and services to help students in-class and out-of-class, as well as online. These include:

  • Academic Communication Essentials – A range of academic communication workshops, modules and resources to assist you in developing your academic communication skills.
  • Learning consultations – Meet learning consultants who have expertise in business studies, literacy, numeracy and statistics, writing, referencing, and researching at university level.
  • PASS classes – Study sessions facilitated by students who have previously and successfully completed the course.
  • Educational Resource Access Scheme – To support the inclusion and success of students from equity groups enrolled at UNSW Sydney in first year undergraduate Business programs.

The Nucleus - Business School Student Services team
The Nucleus Student Services team provides advice and direction on all aspects of enrolment and graduation. Level 2, Main Library, Kensington 02 8936 7005 /

Business School Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The Business School Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee strives to ensure that every student is empowered to have equal access to education. The Business School provides a vibrant, safe, and equitable environment for education, research, and engagement that embraces diversity and treats all people with dignity and respect.

UNSW Academic Skills
Resources and support – including workshops, individual consultations and a range of online resources – to help you develop and refine your academic skills. See their website for details.

Student Support Advisors
Student Support Advisors work with all students to promote the development of skills needed to succeed at university, whilst also providing personal support throughout the process.
John Goodsell Building, Ground Floor.
02 9385 4734

International Student Support
The International Student Experience Unit (ISEU) is the first point of contact for international students. ISEU staff are always here to help with personalised advice and information about all aspects of university life and life in Australia.
Advisors can support you with your student visa, health and wellbeing, making friends, accommodation and academic performance.
02 9385 4734

Equitable Learning Services
Equitable Learning Services (formerly Disability Support Services) is a free and confidential service that provides practical support to ensure that your health condition doesn't adversely affect your studies. Register with the service to receive educational adjustments.
Ground Floor, John Goodsell Building.
02 9385 4734

UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services
Provides support and services if you need help with your personal life, getting your academic life back on track or just want to know how to stay safe, including free, confidential counselling.
Level 2, East Wing, Quadrangle Building.
02 9385 5418

Library services and facilities for students
The UNSW Library offers a range of collections, services and facilities both on-campus and online.
Main Library, F21.
02 9065 9444

Moodle eLearning Support
Moodle is the University’s learning management system. You should ensure that you log into Moodle regularly.
02 9385 3331

UNSW IT provides support and services for students such as password access, email services, wireless services and technical support.
UNSW Library Annexe (Ground floor).
02 9385 1333

Support for Studying Online

The Business School and UNSW provide a wide range of tools, support and advice to help students achieve their online learning goals. 

The UNSW Guide to Online Study page provides guidance for students on how to make the most of online study.

We recognise that completing quizzes and exams online can be challenging for a number of reasons, including the possibility of technical glitches or lack of reliable internet. We recommend you review the Online Exam Preparation Checklist of things to prepare when sitting an online exam.