UNSW Tax Clinic – Enrolled Students

UNSW Tax Clinic is a free service for financially vulnerable individuals and small businesses who would otherwise not have access to tax advice and support.Our Enrolled Students (TABL3033/5933) are an integral part of our mission – and our team.

Develop your technical skills and professional skills – all while giving back to the community!

Comprising both a clinical component (1 full day per week) and a skills-based webinar component (1.5 hours per fortnight), you will undertake work for real clients and have opportunities to analyse the effect of the tax system in practice.

During your full-day clinical experience you will be supervised and mentored by our dedicated team of Clinical Supervisors. You will be able to help real clients (under supervision) with their tax problems, design and deliver community rights-based education initiatives, and assist with research and advocacy to address systemic injustice within the tax-transfer system.

Your fortnightly webinars will further develop your professional skills, advance your tax technical knowledge on ‘hot topics’, and allow for reflection of your experiences.

Being an Enrolled Student (TABL3033/5933) at UNSW Tax Clinic will give you an immersive and invaluable experience while making a positive difference to the lives of financially vulnerable individuals and small businesses.

In 2021, this course will be offered in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3.

Applications for Term 1 2021 have now closed. Applications are now open for Term 2 and Term 3 2021.

Shortlisted students will be called in for an interview round. After the interviews, the selection committee will advise you of the outcome of your application via your student email account.

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We welcome students to join us either as for course credit (TABL3033 for undergraduate students, TABL5933 for postgraduate students), or as an AHEGS-recognised student volunteer.

Undergraduate students must have:

  • completed/enrolled in TABL2751 (BCom students) or LAW3751 (combined law students)
  • good academic standing (minimum 65 WAM)
  • completed Career Accelerator: Essentials OR COMM1999 myBCom First Year Portfolio
    - Login using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator
  • are not enrolled in the Co-op Program
  • an up-to-date LinkedIn profile with professional photo

Postgraduate students must have:

  • enrolled in the 8415 Master of Professional Accounting (Extension) program
  • completed 48 UOC including completed/enrolled in TABL5551 Taxation Law
  • good academic standing (minimum 65 WAM)
  • willing to complete Career Accelerator: Essentials
    - Login using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator
  • are not enrolled in the Co-op Program
  • an up-to-date LinkedIn profile with professional photo

Places are limited and only offered on a competitive Expression of Interest (EOI) process.  

Please ensure you meet the Eligibility Criteria before submitting your application.  

Shortlisted students will be called in for an interview round. After the interviews, the selection committee will advise you of the outcome of your application via your student email account.    

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The course is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis and has three components: Webinar Presentations (20%), Clinical Performance (60%), Reflective Report (20%). 

Student Testimonials

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Ayu Nerina Maisara Binti Khalid

UNSW Tax Clinic was an impactful opportunity like no other. Through community education, developing professional networks and improving access to tax justice, it created an immensely rewarding and inspiring learning experience.

- Ayu (TABL3033, T2 2019)

 

Kenny Keng Shun Soh

This course has definitely improved my knowledge on not just the academic aspect of tax-related topics, but also my practical skills when working with clients in the future. Thanks to this course, I am certain I want to pursue a career in taxation.

- Kenny (TABL3033, T2 2019)