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Students in the Tax Clinic


Undergraduate major

Gain a detailed understanding of taxation laws and the skills to practise in Australia and overseas.

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  • Qualification
    Taxation Major (BCom)
  • Credit
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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Why study Taxation at Curtin?

Work experience

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

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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.

To enhance your studies, you can join the Curtin Tax Clinic as a volunteer or through an internship unit. You’ll gain real-life experience dealing with a variety of client taxation matters and participate in outreach programs offered by clients, including site visits to prisons and remote communities.

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

This major can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Innovation.

It can also be studied as part of the Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Commerce double degree

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Recommended double majors

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


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


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

What you'll learn

  • Apply taxation knowledge to identify legislative and case law principles of taxation as they relate to individual and business taxpayers and critically analyse taxation problems and think logically, rationally and creatively to generate solutions that consider the global taxation environment.
  • Communicate professionally, and in ways that are responsible and appropriate for local, national and international taxation contexts.
  • Use relevant technologies and industry information to analyse taxation problems in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement.
  • Demonstrate ethical, respectful and responsible taxation practices with an understanding of cultural diversity and how this informs these taxation practices.
  • Demonstrate industry readiness through the development of sound practical business solutions by understanding the legal and regulatory environment and critical reflection of individual capabilities and the future of work.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by:

  • Tax Practitioners Board
  • Tax Institute
  • Association of Taxation and Management Accountants.*

This course is accredited by:

  • CPA Australia*
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)*

Graduates may be eligible for associate membership of CPA Australia and IPA. Graduates may also be eligible to enter into the program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.*

* When studied with Accounting.

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 and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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How to apply

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