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- Graduate Certificate in Taxation
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Study income tax legislation and learn how these laws apply to income tax returns.
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The Graduate Certificate in Taxation is the first stage of Curtin's modular taxation course, which includes graduate certificate, diploma and masters levels. You can exit after completing four units to receive a graduate certificate, after eight units to receive a graduate diploma or after 12 units for a Master of Taxation.
This course can help you advance your career in taxation. It is a specialised foundation level course that is aimed primarily at taxation graduates who are seeking qualifications or continuing their professional development.
It can also benefit corporate accountants, and financial planners and advisors who require specialist taxation qualifications, as well as members of the legal profession who are seeking a specialist taxation qualification.
In this course you will study the Income Tax Assessment Act, and associated acts and regulations. You will learn how these acts and regulations apply to income tax returns. You can also choose from a wide range of specialist taxation topics to support your current and future career needs.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- These courses are both challenging and flexible - our highly interactive teaching methods create a dynamic classroom environment, allowing you to consider new perspectives and create unique networking opportunities.
- You'll have the opportunity to develop current, up to date knowledge in this corner stone of successful business, as well as studying specialist topics.
On graduation you may be eligible for membership of CPA Australia, The Tax Institute and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
What you'll learn
- apply principles of taxation law to practical situations and case studies at an applied, professional practice level.
- read legislation, cases and related taxation materials and critically reflect upon them at an applied, professional practice level.
- access relevant taxation materials and analyse their content at an applied, professional practice level.
- use effective verbal and written communication at an applied, professional practice level.
- use electronic resources to effectively collect information and communicate at an applied, professional practice level.
- take responsibility for the development of ongoing professional, self-directed and reflective education relating to developments and changes in the taxation industry.
- utilize a practical approach to the impact of international taxation industry issues and apply a global perspective to the resolution of these issues.
- recognise that cultural practices and differences impact on how different countries deal with the issue of taxation in an administrative and practical sense.
- exhibit an ethical approach to analysing taxation issues; solving problems independently or collaboratively; at a professional practice level.
A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or at least 3 years' relevant work experience. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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How to apply
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- Curtin course code: GC-TAXATN
- CRICOS code: 020874F
- Last updated on: December 12, 2019