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Students in the Tax Clinic


Undergraduate major

Understand taxation laws in detail and graduate able to practice in Australia and overseas.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Taxation Major (BCom)
  • Credit


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 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 get to participate in field trips and national and international study tours.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Recommended double majors:

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

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

  • 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.

Curtin helped me learn to stand on my own two feet after finishing high school. The lecturers and tutors were firm but fair. I enjoyed how they made the units reflect the real world and gave us projects like creating a small business, which were applicable to life after uni.

Laura Coles
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: 26 February 2024

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