Course code: MHE20530TP

Taxation Planning

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Overview About this course

This short higher education course in taxation planning consists of one subject of study and runs for 12 weeks. You can choose the option to study online or face-to-face. You'll gain essential skills and knowledge about the Australian taxation system and its rules and regulations, with a focus on personal and business income tax. You'll also consider taxation strategies and learn how this is communicated to clients. Take part in projects and case studies and apply your knowledge to a range of scenarios. Have the opportunity to hear from industry experts who will enhance your learning by providing first-hand insights and information. This course is an excellent place to start if you're looking to further your studies with the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Graduates of this taxation planning course can receive one subject credit when they go on to study the Graduate Diploma.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Explain the key elements of the Australian taxation system

  • Research and critically evaluate changes in taxation law

  • Apply advanced research and analytical skills to solve complex tax problems

  • Effectively communicate the appropriate application of taxation law

  • Evaluate and recommend taxation strategies to develop comprehensive client solutions

Course outcomes

Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

  • A nationally recognised higher education microcredential qualification

  • Skills and knowledge about the Australian taxation system and the ability to apply your knowledge to real world scenarios

  • The confidence to provide financial advice to a range of clients

  • Eligibility to register to the Tax Practitioners Board as tax (financial) adviser and a member of the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA)

  • Recognition of prior learning for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. The 1 subject studied in the microcredential will be recognised and credited towards the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning qualification, with a fee-deduction

  • For existing advisers or those attaining the Professional Year (PY), a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate will be provided upon successful completion of this subject. Please check with your licensee on the CPD policy requirements

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

  • Hold a diploma or advanced diploma in financial planning and are currently practicing financial planning or

  • Hold a bachelor degree in any discipline (including financial services degrees not on the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS) approved list (


  • Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A high commitment and application to this specialised area

  • A problem solving and analytical mindset

  • An interest in taxation, finance and numbers

  • An interest in helping others

  • Checked the requirements set by the Australian Government Treasury’s [Financial Adviser Standards](<a href="

You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.

Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: associate financial adviser, tax (financial) adviser and specialised roles in the tax sector.


This microcredential meets the minimum education requirements in taxation planning for financial planners according to the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS) set by the Australian Government Treasury (formerly known as Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority [FASEA]). It is an accredited subject with FAS as a subject in the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning course. Visit the FAS website for more information. After completing this course, you may be eligible to register to the Tax Practitioners Board as tax (financial) adviser and a member of the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA), if all other requirements are met.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful, you'll achieve your qualification faster.

This tertiary microcredential provides a direct credit for the equivalent subject in the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

Subjects Subjects in this course

In this course, you will complete 1 core subject.

Core Subjects

    Elective Subjects

      Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

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