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Your ticket to a thriving tax career: the Graduate Certificate in Applied Tax Law

Published: 21 Feb 2023


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The Graduate Certificate in Applied Tax Law lays down a solid foundation by covering all the essentials of tax law, from basic concepts to practical applications. You'll gain a strong understanding of the Australian tax system, providing a sturdy base for future studies and professional growth. The program is ideal if you hold a qualification equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s Degree or Diploma but don’t have prior tax experience or have at least 3 years tax experience but lack a formal qualification.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Tax Law may also be suitable for you if you are:

  • currently working in an adjacent profession and require an Australian qualification
  • already working in a tax role (with a non-relevant Australian qualification) and require a relevant Australian qualification to upskill in Australian tax law
  • already qualified with a relevant overseas certification and are practicing tax in Australia. This Graduate Certificate will formalise your professional experience and bring your existing knowledge up to date for the Australian landscape
  • seeking recognition from and registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Support every step of the way                                                    

Content is delivered online by experienced tax professionals who will guide you through the intricacies of tax law, offering their expertise and insights. Subject Convenors who are also tax experts are on hand to answer your tax-technical questions via email. Further support is provided by Subject Coordinators who help keep you on track and assist with any administrative questions. With this support and our interactive learning methods and practical case studies, you'll gain confidence and develop the skills you need to succeed.

Unlocking further educational opportunities

Completing the Graduate Certificate in Applied Tax Law opens doors to exciting educational pathways at The Tax Institute Higher Education. Once you've got the certificate under your belt, you can obtain the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law with the completion of 2 additional subjects. You may also wish to complete the Tax Agent Program. The four subjects within the Graduate Certificate are approved by the Tax Practitioners Board which can assist with your tax agent application*.

Subjects in the program

The four subjects that make up the Graduate Certificate in Applied Tax Law are designed to give you a strong foundational knowledge of tax and tax law, then build on your knowledge of how the tax system intersects with our legal system.

It is recommended you undertake the subjects in this order:

Each of these is made up of a series of modules and assessment consists of the completion of module quizzes and an exam. Each subject is offered three times a year. You can refer to our timetable for enrolment deadlines and commencement dates. Learning is 100% online including the assessments, enabling you to study where it suits you

Opening doors to a world of career prospects

Your newfound tax knowledge can take you places! The Graduate Certificate in Applied Tax Law sets you up for a range of career opportunities, even without prior experience in taxation. Armed with this qualification, you'll be equipped for entry-level roles such as tax consultant, tax analyst, or tax assistant. It's your chance to embark on a fulfilling career in tax law.

Lifelong learning and growing

By pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Applied Tax Law, you're committing to a journey of lifelong learning and professional development. The Tax Institute offers discounted membership to candidates and encourages graduates to continue expanding their tax knowledge through various CPD programs and events. Staying updated with ever-evolving tax laws ensures that you'll always be at the forefront of the field, growing alongside it.

Ready to embark on a thrilling tax career? The Tax Institute Higher Education's Graduate Certificate in Applied Tax Law is your ticket to success.

If you’ve any questions on the program’s suitability, please get in touch. Our knowledgeable Student Advisors are available to provide guidance and support. We encourage you to embrace this opportunity and set yourself up for continuous growth.

* For specific tax agent registration requirements, please refer to the Tax Practitioners Board website.


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