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Accounting and Taxation
- Accounting and Taxation Double Major (BCom)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Understand taxation laws in detail and graduate able to practice in Australia and overseas.
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.
Practice your skills with real clients at the Curtin Tax Clinic.
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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.
- You can gain experience at the Curtin Tax Clinic, which aims to assist unrepresented taxpayers in meeting or complying with their taxation affairs. It is the first clinic of its kind in Australia offering students, under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners, the opportunity to engage in case work directly relevant to their chosen career in taxation.
- Taxation industry professionals have direct input into the course curriculum, ensuring you will graduate industry-ready.
- Attend employer presentations. In the past, organisations have included Google, Coca-Cola Amatil, EY and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
- You’ll have the opportunity to attend several CPA events, including professional connection mentoring days, employability boot camps and career information sessions.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.
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
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.
- 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.
- International taxation specialist
- Tax agent
- Taxation accountant
- Taxation lawyer
- Taxation officer
- Taxation specialist indirect taxes
What you'll learn
- Refer to Course Learning Outcomes of the B-COMRCE
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:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.
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- Curtin course code: MJDU-ACCTX
- Last updated on: 04/08/2022