Tax Student Volunteers | Curtin University

Applications are now open for students to participate in inaugural pilot of the Curtin Tax Clinic.

If interested, please submit the following to annette.morgan@cbs.curtin.edu.au and donovan.castelyn@curtin.edu.au:

1. Current CV;
2. Academic Transcript; and
3. Written Expression of Interest (why you want to assist in the clinic).

Applications close on Friday, 25 May 2018 at 5pm.

Eligibility criteria

Domestic and international students will be eligible to participate in the CTC provided they meet the following criteria:

1.      Currently enrolled in either a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce double degree with a major in taxation or Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Taxation); and

2.      In penultimate or final year of study.

Note: students will be required to commit at least 5 hours per week to assisting in the clinic. This may involve some Saturday morning or evening work, depending on the clinics ability to meet client needs.

About the clinic

The CTC will be the first program of its kind to be adopted into the Australian tertiary education framework and intends to bridge the gap between technical knowledge gained through coursework and the practical rigors of the workforce.

The CTC aims to enhance the education of Curtin students by offering participants the chance to immerse themselves in a practical workspace. Under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners, students will work closely with clients of the CTC to resolve their tax related issues and develop fundamental skills to aid in their future careers.

The four key functions of the CTC are as follows:

1. Assistance
To provide assistance to unrepresented taxpayers
2. Representation
To provide representation in dealing with the ATO on behalf of the taxpayer
3. Education
To educate students and taxpayers on current issues facing the tax community
4. Advocacy
To advocate for unrepresented taxpayers in their dealings with the ATO

Students who successfully participate in the program are expected to gain valuable practical experience to better prepare them for professional work after graduation, and to respond to the dynamic demands of the workplace.

In addition to the CTC's clinical function, the initiative will strive to facilitate a number of industry engagement events throughout the year. Students who are interested in tax networking opportunities will be able to connect with industry professionals and develop positive professional relationships.

If you are interested and wish to find out more please contact either Annette Morgan (via email at annette.morgan@cbs.curtin.edu.au or phone 08 9266 7106) or Donovan Castelyn ( via email donovan.castelyn@curtin.edu.au or phone on 08 9266 2741).