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Students in the Tax Clinic

Accounting and Taxation

Undergraduate major

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

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  • Qualification
    Accounting and Taxation Double Major (BCom)
  • Credit
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Why study Accounting and Taxation at Curtin?

Work experience

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

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Accounting and Taxation



This double major is designed for students who wish to extend their knowledge of taxation and work for a government tax department or an accounting or auditing firm.

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

You’ll learn how to develop and communicate information relating to the financial performance of organisations, and use your accounting knowledge to support business decision-making.

The Taxation major provides in-depth understanding of taxation laws and practice in Australia and overseas.

You’ll specialise 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.

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

What jobs can the Accounting and Taxation Double Major (BCom) lead to?

  • International taxation specialist
  • Tax agent
  • Taxation accountant
  • Taxation lawyer
  • Taxation officer
  • Taxation specialist indirect taxes
  • Treasurer

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Course Learning Outcomes of the B-COMRCE

Professional recognition

  • This course is recognised by the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants
  • This course is accredited by:
    • CPA Australia
    • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
    • Tax Practitioners Board
    • Tax Institute
  • Graduates may be eligible for associate membership of CPA Australia and IPA. You may also be eligible to enter into the program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

I had the opportunity to travel on domestic and international study trips as part of my degree. I strongly believe these trips opened doors for me and furthered my career. The experiences gave me a competitive advantage in the market and a deeper understanding that went beyond Australia’s tax system.

My favourite part of my job is working closely with notable businesses throughout WA, Australia and globally. It’s a challenging role, I’m constantly pushed to be the best I can be, but my degree has set me up to be successful here.

Daniel Hinkley
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 & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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