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CTA3 Advisory Exam

Your key to unlocking a global tax designation

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Course overview

The CTA3 Advisory Exam is The Tax Institute’s pinnacle qualification of the tax profession for leaders who wish to take the ultimate challenge to access a globally recognised designation.

Join a growing international network

Recognised as the designation for elite tax practitioners, the exam is the profession’s highest standard, providing you with the opportunity to join a growing global network of Chartered Tax Advisers and access a designation that is quickly becoming the mark of expertise for a rewarding career in tax.

Recognised as the global mark of excellence in tax

The CTA3 Advisory Exam requires you to utilise your experience and expertise to ensure that you can demonstrate the professional tax skills, quality advice and acute commercial skills required of Chartered Tax Advisers - who are recognised as the "go to" brand for the highest quality tax advice.

Why choose the CTA3 Advisory Exam?

  • Achieve the globally recognised Chartered Tax Adviser designation.
  • Increase your influence as an industry expert.
  • Gain status as a tax adviser of the highest quality.

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Course snapshot

Start date

Exam period 1 2014


Distance study


6 weeks (36 hours)


6-7 hours per week

Awarding Authority

The Tax Institute


CTA3 Advisory Exam contributes to 15 hours of structured CPD.

Entry requirements

To enrol in CTA3 Advisory Exam, candidates are required to:

  • hold current Fellow membership of The Tax Institute; and
  • have at least 36 month’s relevant experience in Australian taxation, accounting or law as supported by a professional referee.

Membership and course fees¹


  • Member (domestic): $950
  • Member (international): $870
  • New member (domestic): $1,200
  • New Member (international): $1,100

Membership pathway

Chartered Tax Adviser

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+61 2 8223 0038 or email to discuss your personal education requirements.

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¹Membership and course fees are quoted in AUD, are inclusive of GST, and are subject to change without notice. An additional $100 is charged for candidates located outside Australia.

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