TABL5580 Contemporary Issues in Taxation - 2022

Subject Code
TABL5580
Study Level
Postgraduate
Commencing Term
Term 1
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
6
Delivery Mode
Online
School
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

COVID-19 Update: UNSW is hopeful that we can return to as much on-campus, face-to-face teaching as possible in Term 1. Large lectures and assessments will continue to be delivered online, but we aim to provide face-to-face tutorials, labs and fieldwork outings, while continuing to offer online options for those who remain overseas, are unwell or in isolation, or are otherwise facing disruptions. UNSW will continue to review the situation regularly and students and staff will receive direct communication on arrangements. For further information, please see FAQs here. See Tab 8. Policies and Support in this course outline for tips on online study and assessment.

Summary of Course

​Welcome to the course. TABL5580 Contemporary Issues in Taxation is unlike other courses you may have studied with the School of Accounting Auditing and Taxation, as it is essentially research-based and stand-alone. You will need to identify a research topic very early in the Term and submit your proposal by Tuesday, 16 February 2022 (Week 2). You will then be allocated to one of the School’s academic staff who will be responsible for the supervision of your research. You will be required to submit a research plan by Monday, 28 February 2022 (Week 4), and a research paper of 10,000-15,000 words by Friday, 22 April 2022 (Week 10). It is therefore vital that you work steadily throughout the Term and do not leave it until the last moment.

Feel free to contact the Course Coordinator at any stage in the Term, but particularly at the outset if you wish to discuss your research proposal.

Good luck with your research!

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.

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Course Policies & Support

Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses

This course is different from the other courses that you will do as part of the Master of Taxation degree program. It is a research based course, and as such, study materials are not provided as part of the course. Also, there are no audio conferences or webinars. You are expected to work on your own with minimal support from your research supervisor (see below).

Once you have submitted your research proposal to the Course Coordinator, a research supervisor will be allocated to you. This person will have particular expertise in the area of your proposed research project, and can be used as a sounding board for ideas and for other guidance that you may require.

2. Staff Contact Details

Position Title Name Email Location Phone Consultation Times
Course CoordinatorProfMichael WalpoleRoom 3072, Quadrangle Bldg (E15)+61 2 93859526By appointment

Please phone or email. I will get to you more quickly that way than via a set consultation time.

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

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 Suggested Study Schedule as a guide to completing your coursework. 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.

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 Tax Distance Student Guide from your Moodle course website(s).

Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies

​Not applicable as this is a research-based course.

5. Course Resources

​Library and Resources

To help you with your academic and research goals we suggest that you access:
  • The UNSW Library’s catalogue, online databases and e-journals
  • The UNSW Learning Centre for online academic skills resources (e.g., essay and assignment writing, plagiarism), and
  • 'Gateway’ links to legislation, case law, tax and accounting organisations and international tax agencies.

UNSW Library

UNSW Library provides information, resources, services and research support that can assist UNSW students complete their course requirements. Online library resources such as online databases, e-books and e-journals are available 24 hours a day via the Library Homepage. Information about your borrowing rights for hardcopy resources is available from the Library Homepage. All students can use the InterLibrary Loan service to access resources not held within UNSW Library.

Library Subject Guides

The UNSW Library has developed Subject Guides which identify major electronic resources in specific subject areas and are the ideal starting point for research.

Subject Guides

There are a range of Subject Guides in Business and Law topics, and a guide specific to electronic Taxation resources in the Taxation Subject Guide.

Getting Library help

The Help Zones are where you can find library staff to help you. They are located just inside the entrance to each library. See opening hours for staffed hours of library Help Zones. See Contact Us for telephone numbers of the Help Zones. Help Zone staff can assist you with:
  • locating journal articles, cases and legislation
  • searching on-line databases and e-journals
  • loans of books

You can also use the ‘Ask Us’ icon on the Library Homepage to ask the Library a question online. For library related queries you can also contact the Faculty Outreach Librarian to the UNSW Business School.

Tax-Specific Information

For more tax specific information, you should access the ‘Taxation’ subject guide or the ‘Business’ subject guides.
UNSW Library staff will assist you with:
  • locating journal articles, cases and legislation
  • searching on-line databases and e-journals through Sirius
  • loans of books
  • photocopies of articles, cases etc which can be arranged free of charge.

You can contact Library staff via the Library website or by telephone on +61 (2) 9385 2650. Additionally, contact information for the Faculty Outreach Librarians.

A GUIDE TO TAX RESEARCH

Students undertaking postgraduate studies in taxation will usually be familiar with local publications dealing with taxation such as textbooks, loose-leaf services, journals and seminar papers. However, students may or may not be familiar with many unpublished papers, or overseas publications which may be useful in enhancing your research.

Where to start

Once your topic of study has been approved, what next? You will most likely concentrate on postgraduate taxation studies adopting an accounting, economics or legal perspective. You may integrate some of these perspectives. With this in mind this guide is divided into:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Legal

Some researchers often pursue research by following footnotes from either a book or a journal article or seminar paper. Is this good enough? What if the original writer missed some important learned article or case or section of legislation? A good place to start is the Library catalogue. If unsure of a particular title, use the options of either Course or Keywords. Using the Course option assumes you know the course headings used by a particular library. Often the Keyword option is better as words used in the title or contents will be indexed. Australian library catalogues may be found by using the Australian Libraries Gateway. Another useful place to start is the Australian National Bibliography which listed most books and journals published in Australia. This ceased at the end of 1996 and to find out the same information you can search the National Library of Australia catalogue. If a title is missing from the shelves, there is often a good chance, recent publications in particular, are sometimes available electronically via the Internet and elsewhere eg cases, legislation, government reports. Some full text journals are available on the Internet, however many are not indexed in journal indexes. The UNSW Online library resources such as online databases, e-books and e-journals are available 24 hours a day via the Library Homepage.

Accounting  Accounting Journal Indexes

The ones useful for tax research and available in hard copy and electronically include:

  • ABI/Inform—Some articles are in full text. Primarily overseas materials.
  • Accounting & Tax Index—Primarily US focus and available as CD ROM as Accounting & Tax Database and online as Accounting & Tax Online.
  • APAIS—Australian Public Affairs Information Service. Compiled by the National Library of Australia and indexes and abstracts local and overseas articles received by the library.
  • Australian Accounting and Taxation Database.
  • Australian Business Index (ABIX)—This indexes business articles from newspapers and magazines.
  • Business Periodicals Index (BPI)
  • Financial Journals Index (UK)
  • International Taxation Issues Database (INTAX)
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Services)—Focuses primarily on US materials.
  • Social Sciences Index—Focuses primarily on US materials.
  • Taxabs—Australian Taxation Abstracts is an Australian index of Australian taxation materials.
  • Taxindex 1989–1995—Was a useful index produced by Enterprise Information Management but has not been updated since the end of 1995.
  • Taxtrace is an Australian index produced by the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA). This is available via the Internet and indexes all journals, Taxation in Australia, and seminar/conference papers relevant to taxation received by the TIA. This is available to TIA members only. Student TIA members can use Taxtrace, but not the actual TIA Library. For details concerning TIA student membership, contact the TIA on (02) 9232 3422.
Economics  Economics Journal Indexes

The ones useful for tax research and available in hard copy and electronically include:

  • ABI/Inform—Some articles are in full text. Primarily overseas materials.
  • APAIS—Australian Public Affairs Information Service. Compiled by the National Library of Australia and indexes and abstracts local and overseas articles received by the library.
  • Australian Accounting and Taxation Database
  • Australian Business Index (ABIX)—This indexes business articles from newspapers and magazines.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • Business Periodicals Index (BPI).
  • EconLit
  • Financial Journals Index (UK)
  • Index to International Economics, Development and Finance
  • International Taxation Issues Database (INTAX)
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Services)—Focuses primarily on US materials.
  • Social Sciences Index—Focuses primarily on US materials
  • Taxabs—Australian Taxation Abstracts is an Australian index of Australian taxation materials.
  • Taxtrace—An Australian index produced by the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA). This is available via the Internet and indexes all journals, Taxation in Australia, and seminar/conference papers relevant to taxation received by the TIA. This is available to TIA members only. Student TIA members can use Taxtrace, but not the actual TIA Library. For details concerning TIA student membership, contact the TIA on (02) 9232 3422.
  • The Federal Treasury publishes Treasury Research Papers on various topics and reviews, inquiries and consultations
Legal Journal Indexes

The ones useful for tax research and available in hard copy and electronically include:

  • AGIS—Attorney-General’s Information Service. Compiled within the federal Attorney-General’s Department Lionel Murphy Library and indexes and abstracts local and overseas journal articles received in the Library.
  • APAIS—Australian Public Affairs Information Service. Compiled by the National Library of Australia and indexes and abstracts local and overseas articles received by the library.
  • Australian Taxation Law Library (through AustLii)—Part of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLii), and developed in conjunction with the Australian Taxation Office. This Library provides a ‘one-stop shop’ to search all tax-related resources on AustLii, at:
  • Current Law Index/LegalTrac—Is a US publication which focuses primarily on US legal journals and includes Australian, New Zealand, English, Canadian and other jurisdictions.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals—Is a US publication which focuses on the non-common law countries such as Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
  • Law Journals Index—A UK index focussing primarily on UK published material.
  • Taxabs—Australian Taxation Abstracts is an Australian index of Australian taxation materials.
  • Taxtrace—Is an Australian index produced by the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA). This is available via the Internet and indexes all journals, Taxation in Australia, and seminar/conference papers relevant to taxation received by the TIA. This is available to TIA members only. Student TIA members can use Taxtrace, but not the actual TIA Library. For details concerning TIA student membership, contact the TIA on (02) 9232 3422.
Unusual Sources
Some of these sources would be regarded as off the beaten track. Included are some sites on the Internet and elsewhere.
Australia’s Department of the Parliamentary Library publishes a number of papers, some of which relate to tax. However, the best way to locate such a document is to use the site’s Search facility. Theses may be accessed by searching the various sites available on the Internet. For example:
Electronic Resources
There are many potential electronic resources available for postgraduate tax students. These vary from subscription services to free Internet sites. Noted here is only a selection of available information.
Subscription services
  • Australian Tax Practice CD ROMs and online services via the Internet
  • CCH CD ROMs and CCH Interactive Services Internet site
  • LEXIS-NEXIS is the largest legal database in the world and there is a Taxation Library, however most of the material there relates to the US. Butterworths Online contains Australian primary and secondary materials.
  • Butterworths Online contains Australian primary and secondary materials.

Free Internet services

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) contains Australian primary and secondary materials. For recent cases click on ‘Recent Cases’ for the court/tribunal judgments you are interested in. Library catalogues are a good source of finding out about unpublished theses which may have been deposited in libraries. Another place to look is the National Library of Australia. Another useful site is the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) Taxation Research Platform. To access this, log into the UNSW Library (from the ‘myLibrary’ tab) then access the IBFD platform.

Further reading

Note also the various legal research guides listed in the Guide to Tax Research.

  • Brown, BE (ed) Canadian business and economics: a guide to sources of information, Ottawa, Canadian Library Association, 1976.
  • Campbell, MJ Financial directories of the world: a guide to information sources in finance, economics, employment, property and the law, Guernsey, Vallancey International, 1982.
    Demarest, RR Accounting: information sources, Detroit, Gale Research Co, 1970.
  • Fletcher, J Information sources in economics, 2nd ed, London, Butterworths, 1984.
  • Sources of Australian economic information, Melbourne, Infoquest Business Publications, 1983.
  • Stewart, J & Denison, T Electronic sources of information for business in Australia and New Zealand, 3rd ed, Melbourne, RMIT Publishing, 1997.

The website for this course is on Moodle.

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.

​Although this course does not have materials we value your feedback so that we can improve the student research journey. Tell us what you think is missing that we could provide.

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: https://student.unsw.edu.au/new-calendar-dates
Week Activity Topic Assessment/Other
Week 1: 14 FebruaryReading/research
Week 2: 21 FebruaryReading/research
Week 3: 28 FebruaryReading/research
Week 4: 7 MarchSubmit research plan
Week 5: 14 MarchReading/research/writing
Week 6: 21 MarchReading/research/writing
Week 7: 28 MarchReading/research/writing
Week 8: 4 AprilReading/research/writing
Week 9: 11 AprilReading/research/writing
Week 10: 18 AprilSubmit research paper

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 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.

Plagiarism

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: https://student.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism-quiz

Cheating

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: https://student.unsw.edu.au/aim.

For UNSW policies, penalties, and information to help you avoid plagiarism see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism as well as the guidelines in the online ELISE tutorials for all new UNSW students: http://subjectguides.library.unsw.edu.au/elise. For information on student conduct see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/conduct.

For information on how to acknowledge your sources and reference correctly, see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/referencing. 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.

Workload

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.

View more information on attendance

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.

View more information on student conduct

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 / https://nucleus.unsw.edu.au/en/contact-us

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. BUSEDI@unsw.edu.au

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.
academicskills@unsw.edu.au

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.
advisors@unsw.edu.au
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.
International.student@unsw.edu.au
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.
els@unsw.edu.au
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.
counselling@unsw.edu.au
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.
externalteltsupport@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 3331

UNSW IT
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.

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