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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Taxation
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year, 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
Examine Australian and international taxation principles, superannuation, financial management and corporate relations.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
- 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.
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 200 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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- Curtin course code: MC-TAXATN
- CRICOS code: 027239K
- Last updated on: December 11, 2019