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The Tax Institute’s preferred method of developing curriculum is to consult with employers on the skills they need in their firms.
This method of curriculum development is known as “DACUM”.
DACUM is an acronym that stands for Developing a Curriculum. DACUM is a process that has been used for over 40 years to conduct job analysis in every field imaginable all over the world. It is primarily used to create and update training and education programs.
A common issue for members is access to practical education. In order to deliver an education program of this style, we have explored (and continue to explore) just what practical education means to ensure that we deliver the skills that the tax profession requires. One of the ways we have achieved this is to call on practitioners to contribute as authors, reviewers, teachers and examiners.
As providers of professional education, membership bodies have a close relationship with, and a vested interest in, practising experts — perhaps even more than an academic institution, although both types of entities have a rightful place in a tax student’s life.
This sentiment was echoed in the 2017 candidate satisfaction survey results showing that over 94% of tax practitioners said the subject studied covered knowledge applicable to their workplace and over 96% would recommend it to a friend.
In addition to the practical outcome of our education program, our subjects are designed to meet the
regulatory requirements of Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). This means students can use their prior learning to interchange between The Tax Institute education program and other approved and accredited higher education providers.
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