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New Graduate Diploma Raises the Bar for the Tax Profession

Publication date: 15 Oct 14 | Source: THE TAX INSTITUTE

15 October, 2014:  Last night The Tax Institute launched its first postgraduate course, the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law, at an event attended by the tax profession’s leading luminaries, including Commissioner of Taxation, Chris Jordan AO. 

According to Noel Rowland, CEO of The Tax Institute, “The Tax Institute is raising the bar for the tax profession.

“The launch of our Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law means that we are the only professional association to provide a postgraduate education solely in tax.

“The tax profession will undergo fundamental shifts in both its business model and its workforce, resulting in the need for a changing professional capability in Australia. 

“Consumers of tax services are now seeking tax professionals who offer more than tax advice, and who are equipped with the skills to take on the role of business advisor as a whole.  

“Tax professionals must be at the centre of business decisions and be able to think and problem solve in a highly nuanced environment to achieve the competitive and comparative advantage sorely needed for Australia’s future.

“The Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law has been developed to teach tax professionals these skills, exceed the regulatory demands of today and meet the challenges of the future. 

“All of this while maintaining the practical and applied focus to ensure tax professionals are able to apply their learnings immediately in the workplace - the hallmark of the Institute’s education.”

The Tax Institute is the only designator of the internationally recognised ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ post nominal in Australia.

ENDS

Contact: 

Noel Rowland, Chief Executive Officer, The Tax Institute: 02 8223 0001

Karen Dunnicliff, Sefiani Communications Group: 0435 807 761

The Tax Institute is the country’s leading educator and professional association in tax. Its 15,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.  The Tax Institute supports the tax profession through education and professional development and works to continually improve tax law and its administration.