The Taxation major is offered as part of the Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce double degree.
Curtin’s Bachelor of Laws offers a rich and professionally relevant coverage of foundational areas of legal knowledge as well as developing the core skills essential to effective legal practice. It will give you a professional legal qualification allowing you admission to practise as a lawyer, including the giving of legal advice and appearing in court. It will also give you a strong commercial awareness and the opportunity to focus on industry.
When paired with the taxation major this course is strongly commercially focused, and has an emphasis on industry connectedness and innovative teaching, with students being exposed from early in their studies to the culture, community and ethics of tax and legal practice. In their second and third years of study, students will study in trimesters, enabling them to complete 300 credits in each year. Overall, students can complete the equivalent of 4 years of academic study in three calendar years.
Students will gain practical legal experience at our state of the art city campus at 57 Murray Street, complete with digital moot court and John Curtin Law Clinic, near the District Court and in the heart of Perth’s legal precinct. The course can only be completed internally.
- Criminal, Family, Human Rights or Mining Lawyer
- In-house Counsel
- Financial Dealer and Broker
- Business Systems Analyst
- Management Consultant
What you'll learn
- apply legislative and case law principles of taxation as they relate to individual and business taxpayers
- critically analyse taxation problems and think logically, rationally and creatively to generate solutions
- access, evaluate and synthesise information from primary sources (including cases and legislation) and secondary sources (including journal articles, commentaries and electronic databases)
- communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, for various audiences and contexts
- use electronic resources, including the Internet and databases to collect and analyse relevant taxation information
- take responsibility for self-directed learning and the development of a career-long attitude to continuing professional development (CPD), consistent with the requirements of being a taxation professional
- apply an international perspective to taxation issues including the appreciation of the source of income and tax residence, as well as having an awareness of double taxation treaties and international tax information exchange agreements as they apply to international business transactions
- appreciate different cultural practices and attitudes toward tax administration and compliance by taxpayers
- apply an ethical approach when considering tax issues and demonstrate leadership and professional integrity when working independently and also as part of a team