Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law

Build your career as a tax law specialist.
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Years Full Time

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course equips the practising tax professional with the skills necessary to become an expert in taxation law. Experts in the field are in demand across a range of industries and fields both in Australia and internationally.
This course equips the practising tax professional with the skills necessary to become an expert in taxation law. Experts in the field are in demand across a range of industries and fields both in Australia and internationally.
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Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma are eligible for admission to the Master of Taxation Law.
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma are eligible for admission to the Master of Taxation Law.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—1(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or 
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.

Ranking and Selection Process

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

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Tax law impacts the outcomes of all business and work activities. Distinguish yourself with specialist knowledge in this globally critical field.

About the course

This advanced program is designed to give tax professionals the expertise necessary to specialise in the complex and varied field of taxation law. You’ll have the option of specialising in either domestic or international tax law and will develop an advanced understanding of the technicalities of tax law in a range of specialist areas. 
Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21350
CRICOS code
  • 088238F
Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21350
CRICOS code
  • 088238F
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law
Meet the faculty

Course coordinator Professor Nolan Sharkey

Winthrop Professor Nolan Sharkey

Winthrop Professor Nolan Sharkey is a full-time academic in the Law School and also a Barrister and a member of Francis Burt Chambers. 

Professor Sharkey’s research builds on his work in law, accounting and sociology to provide both technical and cross disciplinary perspectives on law, government and society with a particular focus on taxation and international taxation.

He is a leading academic on international tax in Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. Furthermore, he is an appointed International Tax Expert for the United Nations, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP).

 
Meet the faculty
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Our Postgraduates earn more. The starting salary in Law and Paralegal exceeds the national average.

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Western Australia's premier Law School

The UWA Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2019). You will join and contribute to 90 years of excellence: we were the first law school established in WA and the fifth oldest in Australia.

Our graduates include a Prime Minister, a Governor of Western Australia, State Ministers, Justices of the Supreme Court of WA, a Young Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholars, and more.

While we have a long and proud history, we're also a closely-knit, creative and progressive Law School, fostering critical thought, ethical scholarship and practice, a deep connection to our Indigenous past and present, and supportive student culture based upon wellbeing and inclusion.

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5 reasons to study the Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law at UWA

  1. Tax practitioners need the high level tax skills from this course.
  2. Gain more comprehensive training than from professional bodies.
  3. Enter new and specialised areas if your experience is limited to other areas.
  4. Get to know other committed and learning tax professionals
  5. Study under leading experts and benefit from their research insights.

What you'll gain from this course

  1. Your teachers have links to the highest levels of the profession. You'll receive face to face training in high-level tax courses - the only opportunity to do so in Western Australia.
  2. You'll have the chance to study specialist international tax subjects - few other universities offer these units anywhere in the world.
  3. Professor Nolan Sharkey and Professor Rick Krever are international leading tax scholars. Other staff such as Grant Wardell-Johnson (KPMG Australia) are industry leaders. Associate Professor Ian Murray is also a very highly-regarded resource tax scholar.
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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The Law School at The University of Western Australia provides students with one of the leading and most progressive legal degrees in the world.