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Taxation Practice

Graduate Certificate

GC-TAXATP

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

Outline

Analyse income tax legislation and regulations that apply to complex areas of the Australian taxation system.

Work experience

Work with experts and the community at the Curtin Tax Clinic and gain highly valuable practical work experience.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021.

This is a specialised foundation-level course aimed at graduates seeking taxation qualifications or wanting to continue their professional development.

The course can also benefit corporate accountants, financial planners and advisors, and members of the legal profession seeking a specialist taxation qualification.

You’ll explore the complexity of Australian taxation including the Income Tax Assessment Act and Regulations, Goods and Services Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax and the Tax Administration Act. You will learn how these Acts and regulations apply to the taxation regime in Australia.

You’ll attend guest lectures and events with leading tax professionals and tax organisations such as the Australian Taxation Office, Inspector General of Taxation and Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with experts and the community at the Curtin Tax Clinic and gain highly valuable practical work experience.

This is the first stage of Curtin's modular taxation course. Completing Curtin’s Graduate Certificate in Taxation Practice makes you eligible for 100 credits towards the Master of Taxation.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Our highly interactive and practical teaching methods create a dynamic classroom environment, allowing you to consider new perspectives and create unique networking opportunities.
  • You'll gain up-to-date knowledge of current taxation practices as well as develop specialised skills.
  • Studying the Graduate Certificate of Taxation Practice may assist in meeting the educational entry requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Career information

Careers

  • Tax agent
  • Tax manager
  • Taxation accountant
  • Taxation specialist
  • Treasurer

Industries

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

What you'll learn

  • utilise specialist technical tax knowledge to solve tax issues relating to individuals and business in Australia.
  • critically evaluate the financial and ethical implications of Australian Tax legislation, policy and practices
  • gather and evaluate information necessary to taxation decision-making and procedural fairness
  • disseminate accurate tax information to clients and other stakeholders, respecting confidentiality and professional ethics
  • utilise computing and other technologies necessary for calculating tax liability and preparing tax documentation for individuals and businesses
  • identify contemporary tax issues and practices and the potential for innovation and systems implementation
  • explain how Australian tax law, administration, policy and practice is situated within the global context
  • demonstrate appropriate cultural awareness in undertaking tax administration and practices with a range of stakeholders
  • act with professional responsibility and expertise in undertaking taxation administration and practice in adherence to applicable codes of conduct

Admission criteria

Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

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.

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, 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:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2022

Student type Cost
Domestic $14,100*

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).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: GC-TAXATP
  • CRICOS code: 102740D
  • Last updated on: June 28, 2022