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Master of Taxation
For commerce graduates seeking continuing professional development
An in-depth study of core subjects including tax law, superannuation, retirement planning, trusts, estate planning and the fundamentals of business and corporations law. Graduates can apply for industry recognition after graduation.
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On completion of the degree students will be able to:
- 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
- read legislation, cases and related taxation materials and critically reflect upon them at an applied, professional practice level
- access and evaluate relevant taxation materials and critically analyse content at an applied, professional practice level
- communicate effectively in ways appropriate to a trans disciplinary and varied audience, for a range of purposes and to a professional standard
- use appropriate technologies, recognising their capabilities and limitations, for professional practice
- take responsibility for the development of ongoing professional, self directed and reflective education relating to developments and changes in the taxation industry
- utilise a practical and evaluative approach to the impact of international taxation industry issues and apply a global perspective to the resolution of these issues
- recognise the importance of cultural diversity and how it impacts upon the taxation industry administratively and practically
- exhibit an ethical approach to analysing taxation issues; solve problems independently or collaboratively; at a professional practice level.
Students who complete the Master 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.
Subject to the duration of the degree 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.
Work and Life
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 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 Master Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at: https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/accepted-english-proficiency-tests/.
*** 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).
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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 (e.g. 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.
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.
To qualify for the Master of Taxation students must complete 12 subjects or equivalent.
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