MC-TAXATN v.1 Master of Taxation
Course CRICOS Code: 027239K
Registered full-time Duration: 1.5 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This specialised advanced 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.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) 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. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
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.
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; GD-TAXATN Graduate Diploma in Taxation
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
The Taxation course is designed to be modular and flexible, allowing students various exit points consistent with their study aspirations. Students can exit after completion of four units and receive the Graduate Certificate, after eight units to receive the Graduate Diploma or after twelve units for the Master of Taxation.
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; 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.
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is three semesters' full-time or equivalent part-time, or external study. Most classes are scheduled in the evening or late afternoon.
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|
|TAXA5000||v.1||Applied International Taxation||3.0||25.0|
|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|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|TAXA5007||v.1||Taxation Research in Current Topics||3.0||25.0|
|TAXA5005||v.1||Taxation of Trusts||3.0||25.0|
|TAXA5004||v.1||GST and Indirect Taxation||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|TAXA6001||v.1||Advanced Superannuation and Retirement Planning||3.0||25.0|
|TAXA5002||v.1||Taxation of Capital Gains||3.0||25.0|
|TAXA5003||v.1||Advanced Estate Planning||3.0||25.0|
|TAXA6000||v.1||Advanced International Taxation Research||3.0||25.0|
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