- A Bachelor Honours degree (AQF level 8) or a 4+ years degree in law, business, taxation, accounting or a closely related discipline (or equivalent qualification); or
- A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline; or
- A recognised Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline with a minimum of 7 courses in Law, Business, Taxation or Accounting (or equivalent qualifications) with an average of 65% or more in these subjects, as determined by the UNSW Business School; and professional experience in professional services firms or in government departments) for applicants with an undergraduate degree in a taxation, law, business or accounting-related discipline.
Examples are working in the Australian tax profession as lawyers, accountants, public administrators or academics.
Applicants who did not complete a university level course of study in taxation as part of their undergraduate degree, may be required to complete a qualifying course prior to admission to postgraduate studies (TABL5901 or TABL5551).
NOTE: In exceptional circumstances, applications may be considered for entry into Program 7321 Graduate Certificate in Taxation where the applicant has other relevant qualifications and experience not listed. This is in accordance with UNSW Policy and Procedure on Recognition of Prior Learning. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have achieved the same knowledge and skills (learning outcomes) through their formal or informal learning as the qualifications listed for entry for this program.
This may be evidenced by qualification certificates, records of assessment activities relating to course or program learning outcomes, examples of experience from the workplace, community, or other context which demonstrate relevant skills, knowledge or competencies, membership (or eligibility for membership) of professional organisations which require attainment of certain qualifications, or testimonials of skills, knowledge or competencies from workplace supervisors. Any relevant documentation should be attached to the application and will be considered by the Academic Coordinator for the Program. Candidates completing Program 7321 Graduate Certificate in Taxation with a 65 average or better may articulate into Program 9260 Master of Applied Taxation or program 9250 Master of Taxation.