UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
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 / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- 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
- 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 2020; 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 2021 or 2022.
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||This unit will next run 2021|
|N/A||LAWS5232||Double Tax Agreements and International Tax Law|
|NS||LAWS5233||Base Erosion, Profit Shifting and Transfer Pricing||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 2-5 June. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5234||Taxation of Trusts||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 6-9 October. 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, 24-27 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5236||Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation||Students must attend every day of the intensive period, 5-8 May. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5237||Advanced Australian International Taxation||This unit will be delivered online. Further information will be available in the unit outline however students can expect interactive classes from 7-10 July.|
|NS||LAWS5238||Goods and Services Taxation||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 10-13 March. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5239||Resource Taxation||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 17-18 and 24-25 September. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|N/A||LAWS5240||Tax Dispute Resolution|
|N/A||LAWS5305||Mediation: Practice and Skills||Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|N/A||LAWS5813||Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities||Students must attend every day of the intensive period. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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).
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 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.
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.