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COURSE

Master of Taxation

MC-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.

1year, 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.

300

About offering

The Master of Taxation is the final stage of Curtin's modular taxation course, which includes graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels. You can exit after completion of 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 specialised and applied course is suitable if you are a commerce graduate who is seeking further qualifications or continuing your professional development. The Master of Taxation includes an in-depth examination of taxation principles, building on the graduate diploma to provide specialised knowledge in international and Australian taxation, superannuation and retirement planning, financial management, corporation law and the legal environment.

The course also provides a solid grounding in capital gains tax, trusts, GST and indirect taxes, estate planning, advanced taxation, and other current topics in taxation. 

What you'll learn

  • apply principles of taxation law to practical situations and case studies at an applied, professional practice level; complete original research work to extend discipline knowledge.
  • read legislation, cases and related taxation materials and critically reflect upon them at an applied, professional practice level.
  • access and evaluate relevant taxation materials and critically analyse content at an applied, professional practice level.
  • Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to a trans disciplinary and varied audience, for a range of purposes and to a professional standard.
  • Use appropriate technologies, recognising their capabilities and limitations, for professional practice.
  • 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 and evaluative approach to the impact of international taxation industry issues and apply a global perspective to the resolution of these issues.
  • recognise the importance of cultural diversity and how it impacts upon the taxation industry administratively and practically
  • exhibit an ethical approach to analysing taxation issues; solve problems independently or collaboratively; at a professional practice level.

Why study Master of 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.

How this course will make you industry ready

Maintaining strong links with industry is critical to ensuring that we are serving the needs of our students and the workforce. Curtin Business School has established a network of advisory boards - groups of industry representatives who support the school by providing invaluable business knowledge. These industry professionals have direct input into the curriculum of the taxation course, ensuring our students are industry-ready on graduation.

The Master of Taxation may incorporate guest lectures from tax professionals, real-life practical assignments and case studies, and industry networking opportunities. 

Professional recognition

On graduation you may be eligible for membership of CPA Australia, The Tax Institute, the National Tax and Accountants Association (NTAA), the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants (ATMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

  • A bachelor degree in Taxation OR
  • A bachelor degree in business, commerce or a related field and 3-5 years’ relevant work experience OR
  • An equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution, OR
  • A Graduate Diploma in Taxation with a course-weighted average of 65%
  • AND a minimum of two years’ relevant employment experience
  • AND meet Curtin’s English competency 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

You can apply for this course if you have a bachelor degree or equivalent in a business, commerce or a related field, an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution, or a Graduate Certificate in taxation. In addition you must meet Curtin's English competency standards. Applicants are also normally expected to have a minimum of two years’ relevant employment experience.

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 given for students who have successfully completed recognised professional body examinations, including the CA Programs which is offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the CPA program, which is offered by CPA Australia. Normally four units of credit are available for candidates who have completed either CA program or the CPA program. Credits may also be available for courses completed with 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.

$27,100*

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).

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 $29,400*
Total indicative course fee $44,100*
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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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: MC-TAXATN
  • CRICOS code: 027239K
  • This offering was last updated on: September 25, 2018