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
- Finance and investment
- 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