Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Law
Department: Department of Mercantile Law
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law
Programme Code: E4TAXQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 150
SAQA: 102432

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 15 March 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: Gertrude Pakkies 011 559 3739

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


The intended purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying learners with the ability to apply the relevant legislation in assessing the computation of taxable income and identify other taxable benefits which are accrued. The learner will be further equipped to define and analyze the nature and various forms from which an income can be derived and the legislative implications of simulated transactions as well as the conjunct anti-avoidance provisions as found in the Income Tax Act, Act 58 of 1962. An added purpose of the qualification is to develop qualified learners’ intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level, and to strengthen their ability to understand income and value added tax laws from the viewpoint of knowledge of and a critical analysis of the substantive law. The programme is mainly practice orientated with a legal academic flavour and covers all legislative amendments nd is certain to benefit all walks of tax practitioners.

Career Opportunities

Qualified learners of this programme should have: Knowledge and understanding – have advanced knowledge and reflective understanding of and insight into the substantive principles of the subject; Cognitive skills – be able to apply the advanced knowledge; Practical and professional skills – possess and be able to demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge required to apply the subject principles; Values and attitudes – possess and demonstrate all the values and dispositions required to apply the subject in practice. Learners should further be able to demonstrate: Problem solving; Team-ship; Self-responsibility skills; Research skills; Communication skills; Technological and environmental literacy; Developing macro vision; Learning skills; Citizenship; Cultural and aesthetic understanding; Employment seeking skills; Entrepreneurship.

Admission Requirements

Persons holding LLB, BProc, BCom or CA degrees.

More Information

Please use the following application Specific Token when applying: LAWSLP

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