New free teaching resource – helping learners understand the Australian tax system

NSW AMES has partnered with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to produce a dynamic new teaching resource at three levels aimed at helping new arrivals get to grips with the Australian tax system.

Content is based around high quality video production from the ATO, featuring typical life stories and experiences of tax payers who have arrived in Australia, settled here or stayed long term for study, while learning to engage effectively with the Australian tax system. Key topics dealt with include: the basics of paying tax and super, the tax file number, completing a tax return, tax and super for small businesses and saving super.

The NSW AMES publications unit has devised dynamic and engaging English language teaching materials around the video content. These develop and extend language skills at three levels, as well as equipping learners with a solid grounding in the workings of the Australian tax system.

Activities in this resource are aligned to the learning outcomes in Certificate I, II and III in Spoken and Written English (CSWE). Video and audio components are presented via links as hosted online content, enhancing access and ease of use. Complete answer keys are provided.

These booklets are available now for immediate download and use by teachers and instructors – free of charge (see individual booklets for terms of use). The material can also be used for self-access study through teacher distribution and supervision, or by direct download here.