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Course structure and workload

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Course structure

CTA3 Advisory is delivered through distance study (utilising web/teleconferencing tutorials) and face-to-face lectures (depending on demand) during one study period, which typically runs for 22 weeks and requires you to complete 132 hours of work.

In addition, candidates will also be expected to devote appropriate time to exam preparation and workplace applications.

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Modes of delivery

Face-to-face study (subject to demand)

Face-to-face study candidates can attend lectures, which are typically held fortnightly in most capital cities, and are 3 hours in length.

Find out more about face-to-face study.

Distance study

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.

Assessment only

Candidates are allowed to accelerate their studies by progressing directly to the assessment for the course if they have the prior study, qualifications and experience.

Visit our candidate portal to find out more about assessment only.

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Course workload

Face-to-face study

  • 3 hours x 6 face-to-face case study sessions
  • 2 hours x 6 preparing solutions for discussion of each case study
  • Assignment 25 hours
  • 2 hours viva voce
  • Recommend 6 hours per case study of private study
  • Total approximately 93 hours

Distance study

  • 2 hours x 6 web/teleconference tutorials
  • 2 hours x 6 preparing solutions for discussion of each case study
  • Assignment 25 hours
  • 2 hours viva voce
  • Recommend 7 hours per case study of private study
  • Total approximately 93 hours

All candidates will also be expected to devote appropriate time to exam preparation and workplace applications.

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Assessment

CTA3 Advisory is conducted through six case study sessions, including small business CGT concessions, internationaltax, corporate tax, trust, GST, and other areas of tax.

The CTA3 Advisory Exam is assessed through:

  • an assignment based on one case study for which you are required to prepare a letter of advice to be submitted at the examination
  • an exam, with a weighting of 100%, comprised of a written response to the same case study selected 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, conditions apply).

Visit the candidate portal for more information about assessments.

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Contact us

To contact our Education Division, submit a course enquiry, call
+61 2 8223 0038 or email taxeducation@taxinstitute.com.au to discuss your personal education requirements.

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