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Take your skills to the next level. CTA2A Advanced gives you a deeper understanding of core tax issues such as Capital Gains Tax, trusts and superannuation. It also addresses the obligations of a tax professional under TASA 2009 and the Code of Professional Conduct.

It’s time to build your expertise around core areas of tax. You already know the basics, but CTA2A Advanced will build your understanding to help you apply and evaluate outcomes and solutions for client scenarios.

Take a deeper dive into tax administration, CGT fundamentals, small business CGT concessions, partnerships, trusts and superannuation.

This subject also explores the ethics and professional responsibilities of a tax professional in dealing with clients, government agencies, and business and legal institutions.

Holders of professional qualifications from Australian accounting bodies may be eligible for exemption from this subject.

Scroll to bottom of page for more information on:

  • Entry requirements and learning outcomes
  • Modules, study modes and assessment
  • Recognition
  • Your tax professional instructor
  • Timetable
  • Fees
Subject Code: ATL003
Credit points: 6
CPD: 30 hours
Cost: $1,690
Delivery: online
Study Per Week: 10 hours
Study Length: 12 weeks
Level: Advanced
Study Periods: 3 per year

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Elective subject in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law


Gain skills that are directly applicable to the workplace


Attain the prestigious Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) designation

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Entry requirements and learning outcomes

ATL003 CTA2A Advanced provides you with the skills to apply and evaluate outcomes and solutions on complex tax compliance affairs, and planning issues that are required to move into management roles.

Who is this for?

  • associate lawyer
  • certified financial planner
  • corporate tax accountant
  • lecturer or tutor
  • registration requirements for a tax agent licence
  • tax manager.

Entry requirements

  • 1. have completed ATL001 CTA1 Foundations or an equivalent qualification. Please Contact The Tax Institute Higher Education for further information.
  • 2. meet English language requirements if the language of instruction for your 6 years of high school qualifications was not English
  • 3. have at least 12 months’ relevant Australian tax or tax law experience

Learning outcomes

On completion of ATL003 CTA2A Advanced you will be able to, but not limited to, comprehend fundamental discipline knowledge and its theoretical underpinnings and apply and evaluate outcomes and solutions for fundamental client scenarios while applying the ethics, responsibilities and duties of a tax professional.

Modules, study modes and assessment


  • ethics, TASA 2009 and the Code of Professional Conduct
  • tax Administration
  • capital gains tax (CGT) fundamentals
  • small business CGT concessions
  • partnerships
  • trusts
  • superannuation

Modes of study

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.

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.

Enrolment inclusions

Resources made available to a candidate (excluding assessment-only study) are:

  • access to an online learning portal
  • access to soft copies of study materials via the online learning portal from the subject commencement date
  • access to Legal Research and Reasoning Course
  • access to Thomson Reuters Australian Tax handbook   
  • access to Thomson Reuters Q&A database
  • recorded webinars
  • online checkpoint tests
  • past exam papers (where applicable)
  • email access to the subject convenor for technical questions
  • assessment preparation resources
  • research skills webinar
  • support from trained subject coordinators.

Assessment structure

Assessment taskPass markWeighting
Online module quizzes 50% 40%
Exam 50% 60%

Please note that all assessment tasks must be passed in order to complete the subject.

Recognition of prior learning and advanced standing

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. 


Advanced standing 

Advanced standing is a process of transferring credits from subjects you have previously completed with The Tax Institute and The Tax Institute Higher Education. To apply for advanced standing (no fee applies), please complete the advanced standing form. 

Your tax professional instructor

Cindy Chan

Cindy is a Senior Tax Consultant at Wolters Kluwer. She writes for numerous tax products including CCH Tax Week, Australian Federal Tax Reporter, Australian Master Tax Guide, Australian International Tax Agreements. She has also had several aticles published in The Tax Institute journals, The Tax Specialist and Taxation in Australia. 

Cindy was the best performing graduating student in the Master of International Tax in 2016, and was awarded The CPA Australia (NSW Division) Prize and put on the Dean's List for Academic Excellence in UNSW Business School.



Call us at 1300 TAX EDU (1300 829 338) or email us.


ATL003 CTA2A Advanced
Subject fee: $1,690

View our education policies

1. This subject does not attract GST.

2. Applies per subject if enrolling before the early bird close date (except for assessment only study mode and CTA1 Foundations Intensive SP1 and SP2). Please note: Key dates and fees are subject to change without notice.

3. All Tax Institute Higher Education candidates are eligible to receive Education Membership of The Tax Institute for $199 (valued at $509) upon enrolment until 30 June in the subsequent calendar year. Member fees attract GST and price quoted is inclusive of GST.