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.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- UWA Law School
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 6 months
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth), UWA (Perth CBD), Online
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Winthrop Professor Nolan Sharkey
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022; 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 2023 or 2024.
Take units to the value of 24 points.
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S2||LAWS5132||Income Taxation Law||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 5 x 2 hours|
|N/A||LAWS5231||Advanced Capital Gains Tax|
|NS||LAWS5232||Double Tax Agreements and International Tax Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period between 27 - 30 September|
|N/A||LAWS5233||Base Erosion, Profit Shifting and Transfer Pricing|
|NS||LAWS5234||Taxation of Trusts||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 15-18 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5235||Taxation Law of a Foreign State||Students must attend every day of the intensive period, 1-4 August. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|N/A||LAWS5236||Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation|
|NS||LAWS5237||Advanced Australian International Taxation||This unit will run online 19-22 April.|
|NS||LAWS5238||Goods and Services Taxation||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 7-10 June. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5239||Resource Taxation||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 10-11, 17-18 March. Due to current venue restrictions, attendance will be online. Further information will be communicated to students via the LMS.|
|N/A||LAWS5240||Tax Dispute Resolution|
|N/A||LAWS5305||Mediation: Practice and Skills|
|N/A||LAWS5813||Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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(a) (i) a bachelor's degree in a cognate area, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; or
3(a) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and (iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 21350 Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law (24 points)
- 21550 Master of Taxation Law (48 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 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.