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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Ms Jeanne Nel and Ms Nazreen Shaik-Peremanov


An introduction to the principles of estate duty and planning. An examination of the administration of deceased estates and insolvent estates including the following: Principles of testate and intestate succession, role of the Master of the High Court, executor's role and the executor's account, application for sequestration and acts of insolvency, consequences of sequestration, role of the trustee, trustee's accounts, preferential creditors, encumbered assets, contribution, claim withdrawal, composition, insolvent deceased estates and partnerships, grounds for and methods of winding-up companies and close corporations, judicial management and rehabilitation.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. apply principles of testate and intestate succession
  2. develop an understanding of the role of the Master of the High Court and the executors role over the executors account
  3. examine the laws applicable to encumbered assets, claim withdrawal and grounds for and methods of winding-up companies.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week