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GC-TAXATP

Taxation Practice

Graduate certificate

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

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Taxation Practice
  • Duration

    Duration

    6 months full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    100
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    102740D
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

1 March 2024

Applications now closed!

Semester 1, 2025

Applications now open!

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

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.

What jobs can the Taxation Practice course lead to?

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

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

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.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$15,400*

Domestic

Domestic

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).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

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

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

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. View our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-TAXATP
  • CRICOS code: 102740D
  • Last updated on: 13 July 2024

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