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.
What jobs can the Master of Taxation lead to?
- International taxation specialist
- Tax agent
- Tax manager
- Taxation accountant
- Taxation lawyer
- Taxation specialist
- Finance and investment
- 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.