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Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au . Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a bachelor degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate or graduate diploma.

Specifically applicants require a bachelor degree in a business, commerce or related field from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent qualification. Applicants would normally be expected to have a minimum of two years' relevant employment experience.

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all courses are taught in English. If your education courses 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.

This specialised 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 (eg. Treasury)
  • Corporate accountants, financial planners and advisers requiring specialist taxation qualifications
  • Members of the legal profession who are seeking specialist taxation qualifications.

Specifically applicants require a bachelor degree in a business, commerce or related field from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent qualification. Applicants would normally be expected to have a minimum of two years' relevant employment experience.

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 and evaluate relevant taxation materials and critically analyse content at an applied, professional practice level
  4. communicate effectively in ways appropriate to a trans disciplinary and varied audience, for a range of purposes and to a professional standard
  5. use appropriate technologies, recognising their capabilities and limitations, for professional practice
  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 and evaluative approach to the impact of international taxation industry issues and apply a global perspective to the resolution of these issues
  8. recognise the importance of cultural diversity and how it impacts upon the taxation industry administratively and practically
  9. exhibit an ethical approach to analysing taxation issues; solve problems independently or collaboratively; at a professional practice level.

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/policy/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.

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

To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to opencurtin@curtin.edu.au along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.

For further information, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au.

Recommended Study Pattern

Students are recommended to start with the core subjects MT565 and MT531 as these are the prerequisite subjects in the postgraduate Taxation program.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Master of Taxation students must complete 12 subjects or equivalent.

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