Tom O'Sullivan, CTA, Subject Convenor
Practical skills to broaden or re-launch your career
Academic studies are one thing. Work experience, another. What about skills outside your normal everyday tax tasks? CTA1 Foundations exposes you to a wide range of Australian tax issues, building skills to extend your career options, or the confidence to re-enter the tax profession.
The Australian tax landscape is complex and varied. Skills are needed across a broad range of topics. If you are only familiar with a narrow aspect - or you want up-to-date insights to re-join the profession, from here or overseas - CTA1 Foundations will bridge the gap. Developed and delivered by experienced tax experts, this is a thoroughly practical subject that can be applied to real-life situations, straight away.
Learn not just the routine tax compliance tasks, but the legislative basis behind them. Build your confidence to extend your career. Get up-to-date with Australia’s tax basics, as you re-join, immigrate from overseas or choose to focus your career on tax.
Holders of professional qualifications from Australian accounting bodies may be eligible for exemption from this subject.
ATL001 CTA1 Foundations is essential for all new entrants and re-entering individuals to the Australian tax profession. Providing you with a working knowledge of the key tax compliance requirements of the Australian tax system, and other principles and processes, through hands-on training from tax experts and professionals.
Who is this for?
To enrol in this fundamental subject, you’ll need to be able to meet English language requirements if your 6 years of high school learning was not conducted in English.
On completion of ATL001 CTA1 Foundations you will be able to, but not limited to, advice and prepare individual income tax returns for a variety of clients on a limited range of issues while applying the ethics, responsibilities and duties of a tax professional.
Please note that all assessment tasks must be passed in order to complete the subject.
Online study - interactive webinars are presented by guest lecturers on their area of expertise over the 12 week study period. These are recorded and made available shortly afterwards. Candidates use an online learning platform to access modules, progress quizzes and reference materials. A subject Convenor, or tax expert, is available via email to answer tax-technical queries and candidates receive administrative support from the Subject Coordinator.
Intensive Online study - over a six week study period, candidates view pre-recorded webinars and use an online learning platform to access modules, progress quizzes and reference materials. A subject Convenor, or tax expert, is available via email to answer tax-technical queries and candidates receive administrative support from the Subject Coordinator.
Assessment only - this option has been designed for candidates who do not require the learning or access to study materials. Six weeks prior to the exam, candidates are sent the progress quizzes which must be completed, at this time they also receive access to past exams.
Resources made available to a candidate (excluding assessment-only study) are:
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
RPL is a process for providing candidates credit for learning or qualifications completed before your enrolment with The Tax Institute Higher Education.
To apply for RPL (fee $165), please complete the RPL form. Evidence of your qualifications will need to be provided with this application.
ATL001 CTA1 Foundations
Standard ATL subject enrolment fee $1,885. Early bird discount $100.
Standard ATL subject enrolment fee is GST exempt.
Standard prices are valid until 11 August 2024.
The early bird discount applies per subject if enrolling before the early bird close date (except for assessment only study mode and CTA1 Foundations Intensive SP1 and SP2).
All Tax Institute Higher Education candidates are eligible to receive Education Membership of The Tax Institute for $220 (saving $365) upon enrolment until 30 June in the subsequent calendar year. Member fees attract GST and price quoted is inclusive of GST.
Please refer to the Candidate Care Guide where you'll find information on our policies.
Tom O'Sullivan, CTA, Subject Convenor