Master of Taxation

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Flexible
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Duration: 12 units
Start date: Enquire for upcoming enrolment dates
Awarded by: Curtin University

About this course

The Taxation Program offers courses that are designed to be modular and flexible, allowing you various exit points consistent with your education aspirations.

The Master of Taxation degree program is recognised by CPA Australia as a specialist Master’s course. As such, graduates of the Master of Taxation degree program are eligible for two elective segment exemptions in the CPA Program.

Graduates of the Master of Taxation satisfy education and training requirements for progression directly into assessment for the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA) Advanced Tax course, leading to Fellow Membership of the TIA.


To be eligible for this course you must have a bachelor degree in business, commerce or related field.

Study periods

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.

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Master of Taxation program 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 can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Taxation) or Graduate Certificate in Taxation.

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How will this course advance my career?

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:

  • Practitioners in public or private practice
  • Taxation officers in the Australian Taxation Office or related departments (e.g. Treasury)
  • Corporate accountants, financial planners and advisors requiring specialist taxation qualifications or
  • Members of the legal profession who are seeking specialist taxation qualifications.

How else will I benefit from this master's degree?

  • Graduate with a taxation master’s degree from a trusted, leading Australian university.
  • Flexible study: studying by distance means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support through FEE–HELP available to all Australian citizens.

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Finance Options

FEE-HELP is available.

Student Support

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 call SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and have access to your tutor in real time.

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