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Graduate Diploma in Taxation

GradDipTax(Curtin) - GD-TAXATN Business and Law
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus or online
Intake February or July
Duration 1 year full-time

The Graduate Diploma in Taxation is the second stage of Curtin's modular taxation course, which includes the graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels. You can exit after completing 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 primarily designed for commerce graduates who are seeking further qualifications or continuing professional development. It offers an in-depth understanding of taxation principles and applications, building on the graduate certificate to provide knowledge in capital gains, trusts, GST and indirect taxes. 

You can also tailor the course to suit your specific career goals.

On successful completion you may be eligible to enrol in the Master of Taxation.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or a Graduate Certificate in Taxation from a recognised tertiary institution. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency 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. $27,000*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 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.

Credit for previous study

If you have completed a Graduate Certificate in Taxation from Curtin, you may receive 100 credit points towards this course.

Other credits may be available if you have successfully completed either the Chartered Practising Accountants program or the Institute of Chartered Accountants Chartered Accountants program, as well as selected credits for the Tax Institute's Chartered Taxation Accountant program. All credits are subject to application and provision of relevant supporting documentation. 

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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