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Taxation

Graduate Certificate

GC-TAXATN

Course
Graduate Certificate in Taxation
CRICOS
020874F
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Study income tax legislation and learn how these laws apply to income tax returns.

Accelerated learning

Learn from tax professionals, real-life practical assignments, case studies and industry networking opportunities

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

This 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.

This is the first stage of Curtin's modular taxation course. The next stages are the graduate diploma and Master of Taxation.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • 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.

Professional recognition

Career information

Careers

  • Auditor
  • Analyst
  • Corporate treasurer
  • In-house tax advisor
  • Tax consultant

Industries

  • Accounting
  • Finance and investment
  • Government
  • Law
  • Resources and renewables

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.

Entry 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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree or equivalent in business or another relevant background, or at least 3 years' relevant work experience. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Advanced standing

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,000*
Total indicative course fee $15,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $15,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,300*

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).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus and Online

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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