The Graduate Certificate in Taxation will help you keep up with the complexity of Australian tax legislation, policy and practice.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended), Fully online
Award
Graduate Certificate in Taxation
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
0.7 Year(s)

The UNSW Graduate Certificate in Taxation is a qualification from UNSW Business School, a leader in the Asia-Pacific region with our subjects consistently ranking in the top 50 worldwide. This certificate provides professional development in the areas of your choice in less than a year.   

The combination of online and face-to-face classes can adapt to your work/life balance. Tax practitioners and financial planners can upskill in career-boosting tax system knowledge according to Australian taxation law, such as Capital Gains Tax and Australian international taxation principles.  

Graduates progress toward senior positions in specialist taxation practice or further study. The certificate is a pathway into the Master of Taxation, which offers professional recognition from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

Why study at UNSW?

Meet your career goals with a choice of four industry-relevant courses. Build knowledge and expertise in tax planning for corporations, trusts, superannuation, capital gains and employee remuneration (income tax). You can also become knowledgeable on the principles of Australian international taxation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law.  

We’re rated “Well above world standard” for Accounting and Auditing by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment. If you haven’t studied taxation at university level before, there’s a qualifying course (TABL5901) you’ll have to complete before starting this graduate certificate. 

 

Program Code
7321
CRICOS Code
0100908
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24
Indicative Enrolments
25

Category A
Recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification), as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School, plus a minimum of two years full-time professional work experience.

Category B
Professionals without a bachelor degree require a minimum of 4 years work experience, as determined by UNSW Business School, plus demonstrated completion of professional courses or studies. Applicants must provide a detailed resume (outlining relevant competencies and achievements) and evidence of other academics and professional qualifications.

English language requirements​

 

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 you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

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. Learn more.

Category A
Recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification), as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School, plus a minimum of two years full-time professional work experience.

Category B
Professionals without a bachelor degree require a minimum of 4 years work experience, as determined by UNSW Business School, plus demonstrated completion of professional courses or studies. Applicants must provide a detailed resume (outlining relevant competencies and achievements) and evidence of other academics and professional qualifications.

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

English language requirements​


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:

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. Learn more.

Regardless of the courses you choose, you’ll build skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, business knowledge and communication. You’ll develop a new depth of knowledge in Australian taxation law areas of your choice. This comprehensive understanding of complex legislation, policy and practice means you’ll be well informed to provide a more effective level of support to your clients. 

Graduates are eligible to apply to the Master of Taxation, and courses completed in the Graduate Certificate are credited to the Master’s degree.  For detailed course information, visit the Taxation Handbook.

The skills and insights gained from your Graduate Certificate in Taxation can have an immediate positive effect on your career. You’ll be able to serve clients who have a wide range of taxation needs. Our postgraduate graduates have exceptional employability rates, performing well above the national average. In the 2018 QILT survey, 93% of our postgraduate students were employed full-time within four months of graduating and were earning a median wage of $120k. 

During this postgraduate degree, you’ll have access to a suite of professional development opportunities offered by Career Accelerator, which are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps build industry connections through networking, mentoring, internships and global business practicum opportunities. 

UNSW supports startups, with more founders than any other Australian university and 300+ student clubs to find co-founders (and friends). We’re one of Asia-Pacific’s best business schools, with more than 90,000 alumni worldwide who could be connections to your future career.    

Potential careers

  • Senior Tax Manager 
  • Senior Tax Accountant 
  • Accountant 
  • Tax Accountant 
  • Tax Consultant 
  • Accounting Supervisor 
  • Chartered Accountant 


Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$17,640*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$17,640*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$24,120*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$24,620*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website. Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below. Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

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