Upskill in your financial services career with the Undergraduate Certificate in Commercial and Tax Law. This course is for people who want to develop their skills in commercial and tax law and meet legal requirements to register as a tax (financial) advisor with the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). This must be met alongside other TPB requirements. This practical undergraduate certificate is made up of 4 essential subjects and provides credit towards a full qualification if you wish to continue your studies.
3 years full time or 6 years part time.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Apply a variety of skills related to taxation law and commercial law
Apply skills in tax returns
Uphold ethical standards
Use your skills in real world situations and understand tax and law concepts
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
Graduate with an Undergraduate Certificate in Commercial and Tax Law
Work in financial services across a range of industries, in tax and law
Taxation law skills that are valued by a range of industries
Recognition of prior learning for the Bachelor of Applied Commerce. The 4 subjects studied in the Undergraduate Certificate will be recognised and credited towards the Bachelor qualification, with a fee-deduction
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A Certificate IV or higher qualification in accounting, financial services or business or
Two years of recent experience in accounting, financial services or business as evidenced by a letter from your employer
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
Experience in tax and law
An interest in helping others
Strong attention to detail
Good communication and relationship building skills
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Accountants (General) provide services relating to compliance-based financial reporting, auditing, insolvency and accounting information systems, and advise on associated record-keeping requirements.
Other jobs include: tax agent, tax assistant, tax manager and tax supervisor.
In this course, you'll meet the legal requirements for Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) registration as a tax (financial) adviser. This is subject to meeting other TPB requirements. You'll also be eligible to apply for full membership to CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ (accounting major) or Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) (financial planning major).
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Alternative pathways into this course
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and expand your employability
The Undergraduate Certificate in Commercial and Tax Law does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers) or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete four subjects (40 credit points) made up of 4 core 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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