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 Major (BCom) 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
- 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.