Warning! This is a restricted degree. Subject enrolment is only available to students admitted into this degree.

Degree structure

Degree details

On completion of the degree students will be able to:

  1. apply principles of taxation law to practical situations and case studies at an applied, professional practice level; complete original research work to extend discipline knowledge
  2. read legislation, cases and related taxation materials and critically reflect upon them at an applied, professional practice level
  3. access relevant taxation materials and analyse their content at an applied, professional practice level
  4. use effective verbal and written communication at an applied, professional practice level
  5. use electronic resources to effectively collect information and communicate at an applied, professional practice level.
  6. take responsibility for the development of ongoing professional, self directed and reflective education relating to developments and changes in the taxation industry
  7. utilize a practical approach to the impact of international taxation industry issues and apply a global perspective to the resolution of these issues
  8. recognise that cultural practices and differences impact on how different countries deal with the issue of taxation in an administrative and practical sense
  9. exhibit an ethical approach to analysing taxation issues, solving problems independently or collaboratively, at a professional practice level.

Professional recognition

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate of Taxation degree may be eligible for membership and/or credits into programs which are offered by CPA Australia, the Tax Institute or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Students need to supply relevant transcripts to these bodies who will consider their application on a case-by-case basis.

Higher education

Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au . Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific degree entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Specifically, applicants for this degree require an appropriate degree from a recognised tertiary institution or equivalent and/or relevant work experience.

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all degrees are taught in English. If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database, please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results.

Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).

Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.

Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning.

*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***

Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.

Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.

To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/

It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.

More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual (PDF).

If you have any questions, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au

This specialised foundation level degree is aimed primarily at commerce graduates who are seeking further qualifications and/or continuing professional development and who are: practitioners in public or private practice; taxation officers in the Australian Taxation Office or related departments (e.g. Treasury); corporate accountants, financial planners and advisers requiring specialist taxation qualifications; or members of the legal profession who are seeking specialist taxation qualification.

Recommended Study Pattern

Students are recommended to start with the core subject MT531 as this is the prerequisite subject in the postgraduate Taxation degree.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Taxation students must complete 4 subjects or equivalent.