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Accounting and Taxation

Undergraduate Major


Accounting and Taxation Double Major (BCom)


Understand taxation laws in detail and graduate able to practice in Australia and overseas.

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Work experience

Practice your skills with real clients at the Curtin Tax Clinic.

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).

In the Accounting major you will have a sound foundation in accounting, auditing, taxation and relevant areas of business law and financial management, and be able to apply to knowledge across a range of accounting contexts.

In the Taxation major, you’ll gain in-depth understanding of taxation laws and practice in Australia and overseas. The skills and knowledge you learn provide a solid grounding for specialising in areas such as income tax, goods and services tax, fringe benefits tax, international tax, tax administration, tax implications of tax structures and state taxes. There are a variety of rewarding job opportunities that exist within the Taxation profession.

This double major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • By specialising in taxation, you will be able to work in a number of roles within organisations ranging from large accounting and auditing firms to smaller boutique firms, or as an in-house tax manager, or in Government roles within the Australian Taxation Office, Treasury or WA State Revenue Office.
  • Studying the taxation major also opens up a variety of opportunities to you, such as international and domestic study tours where you will be able to visit and meet many organizations involved in the taxation system, both locally and globally.
  • The Curtin Tax Clinic is the first pro-bono tax clinic in Australia that helps unpresented taxpayers with their taxation affairs and disputes with the Australian Taxation Office. The opportunity to gain practical and real-life skills in the Clinic enables students to put into practice their theory learned in the classroom into real life cases as well as gaining valuable soft skills including negotiation and communication skills.

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. We have 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.
  • This degree may incorporate guest lectures from tax professionals, real-life practical assignments and case studies, and industry networking opportunities

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Course Learning Outcomes of the B-COMRCE

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:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJDU-ACCTX
  • Last updated on: December 10, 2019