Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Professor Ann O'Connell
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Melbourne Law School’s specialisation in international tax enables tax professionals, academics and government officials from outside Australia to study international taxation in a global context, working side by side with colleagues from Australia and many other countries.
The international tax program is a globally recognised specialist tax qualification. It will equip graduates for the practice of taxation law in a rapidly changing economic world. The program is designed for those who plan careers in tax law, whether from Australia or internationally, in which international taxation will play a key role.
Students have 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.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in International Tax will:
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Planning an international tax course
The Director of Studies will provide dedicated course planning for all international students undertaking the Master of International Tax, to help create the ideal international tax course for your needs.
Ideally, international students should aim to commence the Master of International Tax, or Graduate Diploma in International Tax, in February 2015, in order to complete the required Foundations of Tax Law subject early in their degree, and to ensure you can get to know your fellow international and Australian tax students.
Foundations of Tax Law
All international tax students are required to undertake Foundations of Tax Law offered as an Intensive in Semester 1, 2015. This subject provides a necessary grounding in Australian common law and statutory law of taxation, enabling a comparison with students’ home country tax systems. It provides the foundation for successful study in the other tax subjects studied in the course.
Recommended international tax subjects
All international tax students are also recommended to undertake the subject International Tax: Principles and Structure, offered as a semester-length subject in Semester 2, 2015.
Tax Practitioner's Board
The subject marked (I) is approved as an introductory subject, and subjects marked (A) are approved as advanced subjects for participant accreditation as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioner’s Board (TPB). For further information about approved courses and applying the Tax Practitioner’s Board ‘mix and match’, please consult the qualifications list.
Students must complete four subjects from the prescribed list, including Foundations of Tax Law and three other subjects.
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The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/course/191/2015|
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