The UNSW Master of Taxation is a fast-track to Australian taxation law expertise from UNSW Business School, a leading institution in the Asia-Pacific region. This degree is designed to equip you, a tax professional or practitioner, to better manage the complex taxation issues involved in business decisions and transactions.
You will further develop essential skills in research and analysis, that build your exposure to and critical understanding of complex aspects of taxation and the Australian taxation system.
IELTS: 7 TOEFL: 94
The Master of Taxation is a specialist one year degree that meets the growing needs of taxation professionals to deal with complex tax issues. This program is taught by leading tax academics, so you gain advanced skills in research, analysis, and self-directed writing. The degree is a 1-year program consisting of 8 courses, including;
Three compulsory core courses
One capstone course
Four prescribed electives catering for your career goals, such as personal tax, financial planning, indirect tax, corporate or commercial tax matters to international tax.
This program commences with compulsory courses across commercial transactions, business entities and business taxation, followed by a compulsory capstone course, which synthesizes your learnings with a practical assessment of the content.
You will then have the flexibility to pursue your career interests with electives in areas such as personal tax, financial planning, indirect taxes, corporate and commercial tax matters to international tax.
This program can be pursued on a full-time basis by completing two courses per term over four terms, or a part-time basis until all courses are completed. All core courses, capstone courses and most popular electives are offered frequently and delivered fully online or hybrid.
A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in Taxation, Law, Accounting, Business or Commerce (or equivalent qualifications) as determined by UNSW Business School; with an average of 65% or more in these subjects, as determined by UNSW Business School; and a minimum of two years relevant full-time professional experience in professional services firms or in government departments.
A graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline; and a minimum of two years relevant full-time professional experience in professional services firms or in government departments.
Progression from the Graduate Certificate in Taxation
Students who successfully complete the Graduate of Certificate in Taxation with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or above can apply for articulation to the Master of Taxation via Internal Program Transfer (IPT) in their final term of study. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted, subject to courses aligning with the Master's program. Upon progression into the Master of Taxation, students may be eligible for up to an additional 12 Units of Credit (UOC) in RPL for electives, subject to courses aligning with the Master's program.
*There are 6 courses (micro credentials) offered in the ATO Tax Technical program run through AGSM as follows:
Taxation of Superannuation
Taxation of Capital Gains
Taxation of Trusts
You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.
If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:
English language tests and university English courses
Prior study in the medium of English
UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level.
IELTS 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
TOEFL 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking)
2022 Indicative First Year Fee
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
The Master of Taxation equips you for a career in major and mid-tier accounting or legal firms, or with government departments such as the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Treasury.
Taxation Specialist in the private or public sector
International Taxation Adviser
Personal Wealth Adviser