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Introducing the Chartered Tax Adviser Program
From 2013, The Tax Institute will be implementing a new program – the Chartered Tax Adviser Program – replacing the existing Tax Education Program. Going forward, the Diploma of Advanced Tax assessment only will now be known as CTA3 Advisory Exam.
Are you a current or future candidate? Find out how we have enhanced the program.
Distance study candidates receive support from comprehensive electronic, online and printed resources, as well as web/teleconference tutorials for some courses.
Visit our candidate portal to find out more about distance study.
The CTA3 Advisory Exam is assessed through:
- an assignment comprised of one case study on which you are required to prepare a letter of advice to be submitted at the examination
- an examination, with a weighting of 100%, comprised of a written response to the case study on a late-breaking fact.
The exam is open-book (you are required to have your own access to legislation, either hard copy or online) and you are given three hours to rewrite or amend your advice.
The exam is held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide during each scheduled exam period (if you live outside these capital cities, you can sit the exam at a remote location).
Visit the candidate portal for more information about assessments.
CTA3 Advisory Exam case studies include:
- Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Resources Taxation and CGT, and Shares and Share Plans
- Corporate Tax
- Trust Distributions
- GST and Financial Services
- Small Business CGT
- International Tax.
Please note: the content of the case studies is decided by the Examinations Board and is related to the issues that arise in the year of delivery.