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Monash University

Master of Taxation

Course code: 1473 ~ Course abbreviation: MTax ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This course provides students with a detailed analysis and understanding of the concepts and practical application of Australian taxation law with particular emphasis upon the development of research and writing skills appropriate for specialist taxation practitioners.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: provide a detailed analysis and examination of concepts employed in the Australian taxation system; facilitate the process of application of such concepts to practical transactions and dealings; develop sound research and writing skills in taxation; provide an examination of current issues and problems in the operation of the Australian taxation system; formulate an approach and methodology to the interpretation and application of taxation principles relevant to taxation practitioners with legal and accounting background.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete six units (36 points) as follows:

(i) one compulsory core unit (six points):

(ii) five units (30 points) chosen from the following:

  • BTF5200 Income and deductions
  • BTF5210 Taxation of trusts and partnerships
  • BTF5220 Taxation of companies and shareholders
  • BTF5230 Taxation of capital gains
  • BTF5240 Taxation of employees and contractors
  • BTF5250 Anti avoidance rules and financial transactions
  • BTF5260 Tax administration and policy
  • BTF5270 Superannuation and retirement benefits
  • BTF5280 Taxation of international transactions
  • BTF5290 GST and other indirect taxes

(b) students must complete two elective units (12 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other Departments in the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a research option is available with permission of the course coordinator. Students enrolling in the research option will be required to complete BTF5310 Research project (six points) as part of their elective component.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

    Exit points

Students can exit early from this degree under the following conditions:

  • completion of four units - Graduate Certificate in Business
  • completion of six units - Graduate Diploma in Taxation.

    Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Contact details

Department of Business Law and Taxation: telephone +61 3 9903 1565; email:

Course coordinator

Dr Bill Orow