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Undergraduate major

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

Course outline
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    Taxation Major
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Course outline

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Course outline



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 business structures and state taxes.

To enhance your studies, you can join the Curtin Tax Clinic as a volunteer or through an internship unit. The clinic focuses on advocating for people's needs and helping them to navigate the taxation system. You’ll gain real-life experience dealing with a variety of client taxation matters and participate in outreach programs, including site visits to prisons and remote communities.

You’ll undertake field trips to the Australian Tax Office and courthouses to experiecnce tax practice and laws in action. You'll also the opportunity to go on national and international study tours, and work with pro-bono firms.

You will graduate with in-demand skills and ready to work in the complex and every-changing local and global tax industry. 

Course structure and combinations

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, and as a double major with Accounting

See our handbook for more course information.

What jobs can the Taxation 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

  • 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, GC1 GC2 GC6
  • Use relevant technologies and industry information to analyse taxation problems in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement, GC1 GC2 GC3 GC6
  • Demonstrate ethical, respectful and responsible taxation practices with an understanding of cultural diversity and how this informs these taxation practices, GC1 GC4 GC5
  • 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, GC1 GC2 GC4
  • Communicate professionally, and in ways that are responsible and appropriate for local, national and international taxation contexts, GC1 GC3 GC4

Why study Taxation

World-recognised expertise

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through its accreditations by EQUIS, AACSB International and EFMD

Top ranking

Curtin Business School tops the rankings for business schools in Western Australia in the Eduniversal 'Palmes of Excellence' (2022), and is #1 in Australia's 4 Palmes' league as a 'top business school with significant international influence.'

Gain authentic industry experience

Give detailed advice to real clients at the Curtin Tax Clinic and get involved in community outreach programs. 

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board, the Tax Institute and the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants.*

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and 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

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Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-TAXTN
  • Last updated on: 1 March 2024

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