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Master of Taxation

MTax(Curtin) - MC-TAXATN Business and Law
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode On-campus, off-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 1.5 years full-time

The Master of Taxation is the final stage of Curtin's modular taxation course, which includes graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels. You can exit after completion of four units to receive a graduate certificate, after eight units to receive a graduate diploma, or after 12 units for a Master of Taxation.

This specialised and applied course is suitable if you are a commerce graduate who is seeking further qualifications or continuing your professional development. The Master of Taxation includes an in-depth examination of taxation principles, building on the graduate diploma to provide specialised knowledge in international and Australian taxation, superannuation and retirement planning, financial management, corporation law and the legal environment.

The course also provides a solid grounding in capital gains tax, trusts, GST and indirect taxes, estate planning, advanced taxation, and other current topics in taxation. 

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in Taxation OR
A bachelor degree in business, commerce or a related field and 3-5 years’ relevant work experience OR
An equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution, OR
A Graduate Diploma in Taxation with a course-weighted average of 65%

AND a minimum of two years’ relevant employment experience
AND meet Curtin’s English competency requirements.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $27,100*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

On graduation you may be eligible for membership of CPA Australia, The Tax Institute, the National Tax and Accountants Association (NTAA), the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants (ATMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

If you have completed a Graduate Diploma in Taxation from Curtin, you will receive 200 credit points towards this course. Credit for recognised learning may also be granted if you have successfully completed recognised professional body programs, for example the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) program or the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA Australia) program.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

How this course will make you industry ready

Maintaining strong links with industry is critical to ensuring that we are serving the needs of our students and the workforce. Curtin Business School has established a network of advisory boards - groups of industry representatives who support the school by providing invaluable business knowledge. These industry professionals have direct input into the curriculum of the taxation course, ensuring our students are industry-ready on graduation.

The Master of Taxation may incorporate guest lectures from tax professionals, real-life practical assignments and case studies, and industry networking opportunities. 

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