Graduate Diploma in Taxation
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Graduate Diploma in Taxation (GradDipTax) is a specialist qualification in Australian tax law. It draws upon the Sydney Law School’s Taxation program, one of the world’s most respected and established.
Since its inception, the Law School’s taxation staff members have acquired the best record in Australia for attracting competitive research grants as well as crafting a curriculum that meets professional requirements at a national and international level.
Subject to meeting progression requirements, you can apply to transfer to the Master of Taxation.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- LAWS6030 - Corporate Taxation
- LAWS6037 - International Import/Export Laws
- LAWS6091 - Chinese International Taxation
- LAWS6107 - Tax Litigation
- LAWS6109 - UK International Taxation
- LAWS6112 - Law of Tax Administration
- LAWS6118 - Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
- LAWS6123 - Transfer Pricing in International Tax
- LAWS6125 - Taxation of Corporate Finance
- LAWS6127 - Taxation & Regulation of Superannuation
- LAWS6128 - Comparative International Taxation
- LAWS6153 - Comparative Corporate Taxation
- LAWS6169 - Capital Gains Tax
- LAWS6171 - US International Taxation
- LAWS6177 - Tax Treaties
- LAWS6209 - Australian International Taxation
- LAWS6214 - Goods and Services Tax Principles A
- LAWS6244 - Taxation of Corporate Groups
- LAWS6257 - Public Policy
- LAWS6313 - Law of Not-for-Profits
- LAWS6825 - Introduction to Australian Business Tax
- LAWS6828 - Goods and Services Tax Principles B
- LAWS6840 - Tax of Business and Investment Income A
- LAWS6841 - Tax of Business and Investment Income B
- LAWS6891 - GST - International Issues
- LAWS6892 - Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
- LAWS6936 - Carbon Trading,Derivatives and Taxation
- LAWS6946 - Tax Treaties Special Issues
- LAWS6953 - Law of Asset Protection
- LAWS6965 - Tax Avoidance and Anti-Avoidance
- LAWS6984 - Economics of Tax Policy
Further course information
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Taxation complete 24 credit points, which is equivalent to 4 units of study. You can select the units of study from a wide range of relevant electives.
The degree is designed to meet the needs of those in the Australian tax profession, whether as lawyers, accountants, public administrators or academics, who wish to build on their experience and attain a high level of specialist tax expertise.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Taxation requires:
(a) a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney in commerce, economics, government, law or public administration, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b) a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of October. On-time applications for the July Semester close on the last working day in April. Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Taxation.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Taxation.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.