Recognition and progression
Your link between academic studies and workplace practice
On successful completion of CTA1 Foundations, candidates will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your local state office for graduation ceremony details.
On successful completion of CTA1 Foundations may choose to progress directly to CTA2 Advanced, which offers exemptions for the Tax Module of the Chartered Accountants (CA) Program and the Taxation Segment of the CPA Australian Program.
Together, CTA1 Foundations and CTA2 Advanced contribute to the two-semester Course in Australian Taxation Law qualification as approved by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registering as a tax agent (please refer to the TPB website for registration requirements).
Additionally, the Institute offers a range of continuing professional development (CPD) seminars and events, as well as tax publications, to continue your learning and development throughout your career.
On successful completion of CTA1 Foundations candidates are eligible to apply to become an Associate member of the Institute.
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CTA1 Foundations candidates are encouraged to contact their local state office to find out ways to become more involved with the activities of the Institute.
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Complimentary student membership benefits
CTA1 Foundations candidates receive complimentary student membership benefits for the duration of the course.
Complimentary online access to publications
CTA1 Foundations candidates receive complimentary access to the following online publications from our business alliance partners:
- Australian Tax Handbook, Thomson Reuters
- Australian Master Tax Guide, CCH Australia Limited.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
CTA1 Foundations contributes to 30 hours of structured CPD.