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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Tax (GDipTax) is a globally-recognised specialist tax law qualification. It’s ideal for lawyers, accountants and other professionals working as tax advisers in business or in government who are looking to take the next step in their careers.

The extensive and diverse tax subject selection is designed to give you an advanced understanding of tax law and policy across core and specialist tax areas.

As a student in the Graduate Diploma in Tax, you’ll learn through a focus on practical case studies that equip you with detailed tax law knowledge, its underlying principles and its practical application.

The Graduate Diploma in Tax is part of the world-renowned Melbourne Law Masters program.

The Graduate Diploma in Tax is ideal for lawyers, accountants and other professionals working as tax advisers who are looking to take the next step in their careers.

You’ll develop an advanced understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of taxation law, including:

  • The theories and policies that underpin and influence the operation of taxation law
  • The operation of institutions that develop, administer and determine the application of taxation law (Treasury, the ATO and the courts)
  • Current developments in tax practice at the national and international level
  • Influential international trends in taxation law such as those proposed by the OECD
  • Current debates on proposed reform of taxation law

You’ll also develop skills in critical analysis and the ability to interpret and transmit your ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences, including clients.

Plus, many students who complete four subjects towards the Graduate Diploma in Tax decide to take four more subjects to complete a Master of Tax.

Which department am I in?

Melbourne Law School

CRICOS

075324D

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
AUD $22,208 for the entire course
Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

Applicants must have completed:

A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) at honours standard or equivalent leading to admission to legal practice
or
A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to legal practice and at least one year of documented, relevant professional experience
or
An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and at least one year of documented, relevant professional work experience.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Application closing dates: Semester 1: 31 October

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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