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COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Taxation

GC-TAXATN

TAUGHT BY: Curtin Law School

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

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.

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.

Why study Graduate Certificate in Taxation

  • 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.

Professional recognition

On graduation you may be eligible for membership of CPA Australia, The Tax Institute and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

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.

Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Credit for Recognised Learning may be granted upon application to students who have successfully completed studies that are considered by Curtin University to be equivalent to the units forming part of the program. Credits may be available for candidates who have completed the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) or Chartered Accountants (CA) programs as well as courses offered by the Tax institute. All credits are subject to consideration and verification of original documentation, including results transcripts and other supporting information.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

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.

$13,500*

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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $14,700*
Total indicative course fee $14,700*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

Where you can study

View the academic calendar for semester and trimester start dates.

Bentley Campus

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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Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • Curtin course code: GC-TAXATN
  • CRICOS code: 020874F
  • This offering was last updated on: September 25, 2018