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Taxation

Undergraduate major

Gain diverse expertise in tax so you can help people and businesses effectively navigate ever-evolving tax regulations, locally and globally.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Taxation Major
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
Course outline

Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Taxation

Work anywhere in the world

Leverage your expertise in international taxation for a career with global opportunities.

Help the community

Use your expertise to advocate for policy changes that benefit vulnerable populations, such as tax reforms for low-income families.

A career in demand

From individuals to corporations, and in the good times and the bad, society always needs the expertise of taxation professionals.

Taxation

Outline

Outline

Join an industry on the forefront of change. Digital innovation is transforming the tax industry through advanced data visualisation tools, big data analytics, and AI tools for routine processes. Future tax professionals will increasingly take on higher value advisory roles that require deep understanding of complex tax systems, in a career that’s in demand both locally and globally.

In this major, you’ll become an expert in state, federal and international tax legislations, setting the groundwork for you to practise in Australia and overseas. From income tax to the tax implications of business structures, you’ll gain a multifaceted skillset in taxation matters.

You’ll put your skills into practice through immersive learning opportunities. You could volunteer or intern at our pro-bono Curtin Tax Clinic, helping vulnerable people navigate the tax system and advocating for their needs. Or explore other immersive experiences, such as an overseas tour to study the tax systems of other countries.

You’ll also take part in outreach programs, visiting prisons and remote communities to provide tax support, and field trips to the Australian Tax Office and courthouses to experience tax practice and laws in action.

Parent degrees

You can study this major under the following degrees:

Your choice of parent degree can influence the type of career you might have.

Our Commerce degree also offers additional opportunities to customise your course by offering specialisations as well as majors.

Double degrees

You can study our Taxation major as part of the following double degrees:

What jobs can the Taxation course lead to?

  • Global indirect tax analyst
  • Inhouse tax advisor
  • International tax analyst
  • International tax researcher
  • Tax advisor/consultant
  • Tax specialist

What jobs can a Taxation double major lead to?

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

An elite business school

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

Immersive practical experience

Put your skills into practice through an internship, domestic or international study tour, or a real-world business project.

Volunteer at our Tax Clinic

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

Professional recognition

Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Taxation Institute, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants.

Graduates may also qualify as meeting the educational requirements to be a registered tax practitioner with the Tax Practitioners Board.

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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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-TAXTN
  • Last updated on: 12 July 2024

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