GD-TAXATN v.1 Graduate Diploma in Taxation
Course CRICOS Code: 042202J
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This specialised foundation level course 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.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Diploma 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 Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require an undergraduate degree in a relevant field from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent qualification.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Credit for Recognised Learning may be granted upon application to students who have successfully completed studies that are considered by Curtin University to be equivalent to the units forming part of the program. Credits may be given for students who have successfully completed recognised professional body examinations, including the CA Programs which is offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the CPA program, which is offered by CPA Australia. Normally four units of credit are available for candidates who have completed either CA program or the CPA program. Credits may also be available for courses completed with the Tax Institute. All credits are subject to consideration and verification of original documentation, including results transcripts and other supporting information.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GC-TAXATN Graduate Certificate in Taxation
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the MC-TAXATN Master of Taxation.
Graduate Diplomas contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply principles of taxation law to practical situations and case studies at an applied, professional practice level.
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.
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|TAXA5001||v.1||Fundamentals of Australian Tax Law||3.0||25.0|
|FNCE5008||v.1||Financial Principles and Analysis||3.0||25.0|
|BLAW5016||v.1||Fundamentals of Business and Corporations Law||3.0||25.0|
|TAXA5000||v.1||Applied International Taxation||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|TAXA5004||v.1||GST and Indirect Taxation||3.0||25.0|
|TAXA5007||v.1||Taxation Research in Current Topics||3.0||25.0|
|TAXA5005||v.1||Taxation of Trusts||3.0||25.0|
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