The Graduate Certificate in Taxation is designed for taxation specialists and practitioners wanting to gain deeper knowledge and advanced professional skills in their area. It will also be suitable as a pathway into the Master of Taxation degree if you dont meet the entry requirements at first.This certificate will help you to keep up with the complexity of Australian tax legislation, policy and practice to better support your clients.

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Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

If youre seeking flexibility with your study, this program is offered with a combination of online and face-to-face work.

Who should choose this degree?

People who choose this degree include specialists or practitioners wanting to expand their knowledge and skills in a short time frame, and those looking for a pathway into the Master of Taxation.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Taxation Specialist in the Private or Public Sector
  • Manager With a Revenue Authority or Tax Agency
  • International Taxation Advisor
  • Financial Planner
  • Personal Wealth Advisor

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Entry requirements

Category A

A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in Taxation, Law, Accounting or Business, as determined by UNSW Business School.

Category B

A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline, and a minimum of two years professional work experience in taxation practice or a cognate field of work, as determined by UNSW Business School

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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