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Master of Taxation

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Master of Taxation offered through Open Universities Australia is an advanced program of study that will enable students to become highly specialised experts in taxation. The CPA recognised degree provides students with the advanced theoretical knowledge and skills required at this expertise level of taxation and opens various doors to further industry-elite qualifications. For instance, graduates who successfully complete the master's program will be eligible to progress directly to assessment for the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA) Advanced Tax course, getting them one step closer to gaining Fellow Membership of the TIA. Graduates will also be eligible for two elective segment exemptions in the CPA Program.

Shorter programs

Designed to be modular and flexible, the master's program also offers various exit points consistent with students' career aspirations and educational needs. Should students elect not to complete the entire Master of Taxation degree, they may complete an alternative program and exit with either a Postgraduate Diploma of Commerce (Taxation) or Graduate Certificate in Taxation.


To be eligible to enter this program, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in business, commerce or a related field.

Areas of study

  • Taxation
  • Fundamentals of business and corporations law
  • Finance principles
  • Estate planning
  • GST and indirect taxes
  • International taxation
  • Taxation of trusts
  • Advanced taxation
  • Current topics in taxation
  • Taxation of capital gains
  • Superannuation and retirement planning
  • Advanced international taxation
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Taxation from Curtin University.

This specialised program offered by Curtin University is primarily aimed at commerce graduates who are seeking further qualifications and/or continuing professional training and development and who are working as practitioners in public or private practices, taxation officers, corporate accountants requiring specialist taxation qualifications and members of the legal profession looking to expand their knowledge of taxation law.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Planner
  • Lawyer
  • Taxation Advisor
  • Taxation Compliance Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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