Master of International Tax

Course 192AA (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 031950G
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Associate Professor Ann O'connell and Associate Professor Miranda Stewart


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Course Overview:

Melbourne Law School's graduate program in international tax enables lawyers, accountants and other tax professionals from Australia or overseas, working as tax advisers, in business or in government, to gain a specialist tax degree in the broad field of international and comparative tax law and policy. It is also ideal for international students seeking a globally recognised specialist tax qualification. The structure of the international tax program allows a substantial selection of international and comparative tax subjects, combined with a choice from the range of subjects in the Law School's broader tax and commercial law programs. All subjects are taught by leading international or Australian tax experts with significant reputations in the field of international tax.


The graduate programs in international tax focus on:

  • Complex technical issues of international tax law, using practical case studies and discussion problems
  • Current developments in international tax practice and influential international trends, including in the Asia Pacific region and globally
  • The changing knowledge base in international taxation
  • The theoretical framework for taxation
  • Skills, including problem solving, the ability to analyse and evaluate outcomes, and the articulation of knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Altered course requirements below relate only to new students starting from 2010.

Students must complete eight subjects in total. Students must complete at least five subjects from the prescribed list, including the Foundation subject. Students may select up to three subjects from those offered in the Master of Tax, with the option of undertaking one of those three from the Master of Commercial Law subjects.

Foundation Subject

Students in the Master of International Tax or Graduate Diploma in International Tax who do not have previous experience of Australia’s tax system are expected to undertake this subject * during their course. Ideally, students would complete this subject early in their course. In 2011, it is offered in Semester 1.

Students should contact Associate Professor Miranda Stewart if they think they should not be required to take this subject.

*Australian Income Tax System

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