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Undergraduate

Accounting and Taxation Double Major

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJDU-ACTAX Curtin Business School
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Online, on-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Uncover implications and opportunities.

If you are already thinking about the Accounting major, combining it with the Taxation major adds to your accounting skill-set and may broaden your employment opportunities. 

This major is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of taxation laws and taxation practice in Australia and overseas. You will gain relevant skills and knowledge in income tax, goods and services tax, fringe benefits tax, international tax, tax administration, tax structures, and state taxes including payroll tax, land tax and stamp duty. 

You can only study taxation as part of a Bachelor of Commerce double major with accounting, or as a double degree with the Bachelor of Laws.  

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

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.

2011 essential subjects

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

2011 desirable subjects:

Applicable Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$10,800*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Company Secretary
  • Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Tax Agent/Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Treasurer

Why Accounting and Taxation Double Major?

  • With the world’s economic structure rapidly becoming globalised, specific knowledge and skills of business law and ethical practices will give you an advantage when entering the workforce.
  • You’ll be provided with many solid work opportunities once you graduate. You can gain employment in financial and managerial accounting divisions, as well as state and federal government departments.
  • You can also be employed as a professional accountant specialising in taxations matters association with the profession, a registered tax agent, or a financial and investment advisor.
     

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.