Introduction to Taxation
Advance your taxation career as you learn all things auditing, ATO and tax acts.
Gain specialist knowledge in areas including tax law, estate planning, business law, trusts and retirement planning. Get set for a career in the legal system, in government, in the finance sector, or as a tax practitioner in public or private practice.
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Online taxation subjects and short courses
Online taxation degrees
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.
1 year full time or part time equivalent
For a professional career in commerce with a taxation specialisation
With a Taxation major, you’ll gain understanding of tax laws and practice in Aus and overseas. Specialise in income tax, goods and services tax, fringe benefits and international tax. Study administration, implications of structures and state taxes.
3 years full time or part time equivalent
No ATAR required. Start with a subject.
Bolster your career with the foundations of taxation
Expand your professional practice with this specialist taxation qualification. Get to know Australian tax, business and corporations law. Apply taxation fundamentals to problem solving for businesses and individuals. Tackle tax issues with confidence.
6 months full time or part time equivalent
Move into public finance leadership
Understand how taxes and expenditure impact decision-making in economies. Build confidence in benchmarks like efficiency, equity and redistribution so that you can debate on taxes and expenditure. Reach your goals as a public leader of finance.
2 years full time or part time equivalent
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Whether you’re fitting further study in around your existing career, or looking to level up with a new qualification, studying taxation online is a great way to make your career count.
- Critically appraise legislation, cases and taxation materials.
- Communicate appropriately to a professional audience.
- Explore the impact of international taxation industry developments.
- Understand the implications of tax legislation on income tax returns.
- Analyse case studies, to explore the implications of tax law.
- Interrogate local and international tax policy.
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