The Tax Group aims for excellence in tax education and research.
We teach a wide range of subjects in postgraduate and undergraduate tax programs, carry out tax research with a technical, public policy and reform focus and contribute to public debate on taxation issues. Our education program is designed and taught by, and in conjunction with, experienced taxation practitioners including members of leading law and accounting firms and leading members of the Bar.
Research interests in the tax faculty are diverse and include Australian individual and corporate income tax, comparative and international taxation and critical perspectives on taxation. Much of the research work carried out by the Tax Group is interdisciplinary and comparative in nature.
The Tax Group at Melbourne Law School is pleased to host the Annual Tax Lecture and Australian branch meetings of the International Fiscal Association. The Tax Group has strong international tax connections including with New York University; the University of Virginia in the USA; Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation at the Said Business School; and the Cambridge University Law School Centre for Tax Law. We welcome international students in the postgraduate tax program.
Melbourne Law School offers a wide range of tax subjects in the Melbourne Tax Masters, Graduate Diplomas and at undergraduate level across law and commerce degree programs at the University of Melbourne.
The Tax Program provides a detailed grounding in the fundamentals of Australian and international taxation law, in combination with comprehensive analysis of the extensive range of new taxation laws which have emerged as a result of the federal government's Review of Business Taxation and Review of International Taxation Arrangements.
The course offers subjects designed for those who are commencing careers in taxation, subjects which will assist practitioners of all levels of experience to maintain their skills and knowledge in an era of continuous tax law change, and subjects which expand tax knowledge to include tax systems of major trading partners such as the US and Asian countries.
Graduate Tax Program
Entry into specialist taxation Masters degrees and Graduate Diplomas is open to graduates in law, or graduates of other disciplines with relevant professional experience. Generally, students without a law degree will be required to enrol first in the Graduate Diploma unless they have more than 2 years experience. They may later transfer to the Masters degree.
Single Subjects for Professional Development
Practitioners who do not wish to enrol in a degree course can enrol in individual subjects for professional development purposes.