UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law

This is a specialist degree in Taxation Law which will provide a detailed understanding of a range of taxation subjects relevant to tax law practice in Australia and internationally. It will give students the advanced technical skills they need as tax practitioners. Students will be able to select units covering advanced domestic taxation law and cutting edge cross-border and international taxation issues. The degree will result in specialisations in Advanced or Advanced International.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Diploma in Taxation Law
Award abbreviationGradDipTax
Course code21350
Course typepostgraduate diploma
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Law
CRICOS code088238F
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration6 months
Time limit2 years
Delivery modemulti-mode
Locations offeredUWA (Perth), UWA (Perth CBD), Online
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Winthrop Professor Nolan Sharkey

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
N/A = not available in 2017; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Advanced specialisation

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:

NSLAWS5231Advanced Capital Gains Tax
NSLAWS5233Transfer Pricing
N/ALAWS5234Taxation of Trusts
N/ALAWS5236Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation
NSLAWS5237Advanced Australian International Taxation
NSLAWS5238Goods and Services Taxation
NSLAWS5239Resource Taxation
NSLAWS5240Tax Dispute Resolution
N/ALAWS5813Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities

Advanced International specialisation

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:

NSLAWS5232Double Tax Agreements and International Tax Law
NSLAWS5233Transfer Pricing
N/ALAWS5234Taxation of Trusts
NSLAWS5235Taxation Law of a Foreign State
N/ALAWS5236Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation
NSLAWS5237Advanced Australian International Taxation
NSLAWS5239Resource Taxation
NSLAWS5240Tax Dispute Resolution
N/ALAWS5813Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 6.5.

(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 106, a miminum score of 28 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 26.

(4) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL Paper Based score require an overall score of at least 580 and a miminum score of 5.0 in the Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE).

(5) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 70 and no sub-score less than 70.

(6) Applicants presenting with the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course require a minimum grade of Grade A (85%) in the final CELT examination, with no band less than 80%.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA, in a cognate area, which includes an element in Taxation Law;

or

(b) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA, in a cognate area; and

(ii) at least six months of relevant professional experience;

or

(c) a level and duration of education, as well as at least two years of professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 21350 Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law (24 points)
  • 21550 Master of Taxation Law (48 points)

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points which must include course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

  • SP-ADVTL Advanced
  • SP-AINTL Advanced International

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.