Foundations of International Taxation

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This online unit, Foundations of International Taxation, from Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, is designed to give you a working understanding of taxation on an international level, by studying the structures of selected countries and examining their role in a wider context. You will also study the implications of these policies on establishing international businesses.

You will look at tax avoidance methods and how these are countered by nations, as well as double tax treaties and how business structures react to different levels and systems of taxation. This will involve examining both domestic and international tax policy, and the relationship between the two.

You will also study international tax planning, and how different governments structure tax systems to achieve various political and economic objectives such as profit reduction and anti-avoidance mechanisms.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have completed the mandatory unit, Business Law, or an academic equivalent

AND

  • It is recommended that applicants complete the unit, Applied Contract Law

Areas of study

In this Foundations of International Taxation unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Domestic taxation policy
  • Development of taxation in general
  • Tax across international boundaries

Course Pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

A detailed knowledge of taxation at an international level is vital in many fields, and can be advantageous in areas such as international relations, politics, accounting and multinational business contexts.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Foundations of International Taxation from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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