Lit­tle bit of free ad­vice

Canning Gazette - - NEWS - Carmelle Wilkin­son

VOL­UN­TEERS and small busi­nesses can now get some free le­gal or tax guid­ance and ad­vice.

Stu­dents at Curtin Busi­ness School and Curtin Law School are of­fer­ing their newly ac­quired skills through the launch of Curtin Link.

Stu­dents from the univer­sity pro­vide ad­vice and sup­port to not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions, so­cial en­ter­prises, small busi­nesses and start-ups.

Launched last week, the ser­vice con­nects stu­dents with the com­mu­nity to pro­vide in­te­grated ad­vice on a range of busi­ness, le­gal and tax­a­tion is­sues, pri­mar­ily on a pro bono ba­sis.

Curtin Univer­sity Fac­ulty of Busi­ness and Law Pro Vice-chan­cel­lor Nigel de Bussy said post­grad­u­ate and fi­nal year un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents would pro­vide the ser­vice with guid­ance and men­tor­ing from qual­i­fied and ex­pe­ri­enced su­per­vi­sors.

“The stu­dents will of­fer ad­vice and un­der­take real world projects for busi­ness and the com­mu­nity,” Pro­fes­sor de Bussy said.

“Curtin Link will build on the ex­ist­ing suc­cess of the John Curtin Law Clinic and Curtin Tax Clinic, which en­able stu­dents to pro­vide free le­gal and tax­a­tion ad­vice to small busi­nesses and tax­pay­ers un­der the su­per­vi­sion of ap­pro­pri­ately qual­i­fied prac­ti­tion­ers.

“Clients can gain ac­cess to the knowl­edge, skills and en­thu­si­asm of Curtin stu­dents, while also help­ing to de­velop the next gen­er­a­tion of pro­fes­sional lead­ers by pro­vid­ing our stu­dents with mean­ing­ful hands-on work ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Ar­eas of ad­vice and project sup­port cov­ered by the Curtin Link ser­vice in­clude law, tax­a­tion, mar­ket­ing, ac­count­ing, fi­nance, prop­erty de­vel­op­ment and val­u­a­tion, in­for­ma­tion sys­tems and tech­nol­ogy, man­age­ment and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, lo­gis­tics, and sup­ply chain man­age­ment.

To find out more about Curtin Link or to reg­is­ter, visit www.curtin.edu/ curtin-link.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.