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Postgraduate | CUR-GCT500 | 2023

Fundamentals of Tax Administration

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Get to know the building blocks of Australian tax. Understand how the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) works – including income tax legislation and the Taxation Administration Act.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023
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Fundamentals of Tax Administration

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. describe the tax administration of the Australian Taxation System, including audits , investigations, administrative and judicial review avenues
    2. explain tax planning and procedures and tax avoidance and Australian Taxation Office procedures for dealing with objections, appeals and rulings systems
    3. discuss tax legislation and specific legal principles that govern tax administration in Australia
    4. evaluate the professional responsibilities, including the role of a tax agent, within considerations of ethics and obligations toward stakeholders.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-GCT-GCE-2023 - Graduate Certificate in Taxation Practice

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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