The Graduate Diploma in Taxation offered through Open Universities Australia is designed for those seeking specialised knowledge and training in current taxation practices and legislation.
The course offers various opportunities for professional development through comprehensive access to a range of modules, from basic finance principles, through to international taxation, and superannuation and retirement planning.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:
Have a high level of proficiency in English, both written and spoken.
Credit may be given to students who have successfully completed recognised professional body examinations, including the CA Program offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and the CPA Program offered by CPA Australia. Normally four units of credit are available for students who have completed either the CA Program or the CPA Program.
Areas of study
In this graduate taxation program, some of the subjects you will study include:
GST and indirect taxes
Fundamentals of business and corporations law
Taxation of trusts
Current topics in taxation
Taxation of capital gains
Superannuation and retirement planning
Advanced international taxation
Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks. Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.
If you choose not to study the entire Graduate Diploma in Taxation, you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you may be able to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Taxation.
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This graduate diploma acts as the ideal launch pad for accounting graduates looking to further their career within the finance sector and specialise in taxation. It is also well suited to current taxation practitioners, corporate accountants and financial planners wishing to gain additional skills and knowledge in order to expand their professional development.
How else will I benefit from this graduate diploma?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Taxation from Curtin University, as if you had studied on campus.
Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
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