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Taxation

Masters by Coursework

MC-TAXAT

Course
Master of Taxation
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Bentley Campus

Outline

Study Australia’s complex tax system, and global taxation principles.

Nicholas Tang

Volunteering at the Curtin Tax Clinic has been an amazing opportunity to serve the community and enhance my degree in taxation. The team feels like family and the industry experts are so open with their knowledge and guidance. As an international student from Singapore, it’s also given me the confidence to jump into an Australian work environment.

Work experience

Curtin’s on-campus tax clinic offers you unique hands-on and practical work experience providing tax advice to the public and businesses.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board and the Tax Institute.

In this course you’ll analyse taxation principles in depth, and gain specialised knowledge in Australian and international taxation, superannuation and retirement planning. 

You’ll develop a solid understanding of capital gains tax, trusts, Goods and Services Tax and indirect taxes, estate planning, advanced taxation, international tax and other contemporary taxation topics.

You’ll benefit from the course’s strong industry links as you learn from tax professionals, practical assignments and case studies, and gain exposure to industry networking opportunities. 

Curtin’s on-campus tax clinic offers you unique hands-on and practical work experience providing tax advice to the public and businesses.

You’ll also get to participate in field trips and national and international study tours.

The Master of Taxation comprises two levels. You can choose to exit the degree early with a Graduate Certificate in Taxation Practice after completing four units (100 credits).

The Graduate Certificate in Taxation Practice nests in to the Master of Taxation. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for the Master of Taxation, you may like to consider the Graduate Certificate as a pathway.

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.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to work with experts and the community at the Curtin Tax Clinic and gain valuable work experience.
  • 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 can opt to enrol in domestic or international tax study tours which look at the Australian taxation administration system and international tax in several countries.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by:

  • Tax Practitioners Board
  • Tax Institute.

Successful completion of this course may allow you to apply for membership with CPA Australia, the Tax Institute, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand CAANZ. It may assist in meeting the educational requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Career information

Careers

  • International taxation specialist 
  • Tax agent
  • Tax manager
  • Taxation accountant
  • Taxation lawyer
  • Taxation specialist
  • Treasurer

Industries

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

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.

Admission criteria

Applicants require a recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) in the field of taxation or a related discipline, or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the field of taxation or a related discipline. In addition, applicants must meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Applicants without a related (cognate) Bachelor's degree will need to complete the Graduate Certificate in Taxation Practice to proceed to be considered for the Master of Taxation degree program.

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 $28,300*

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).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

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

2024

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

2025

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

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

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  • Curtin course code: MC-TAXAT
  • CRICOS code: 102741C
  • Last updated on: 11/08/2022