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Important: Due to the ever-evolving nature of COVID-19, all Face to Face lectures have been replaced with online lectures.

Specialised tax knowledge is always in demand, allowing you to attract new clients and manage complex tax compliance affairs. CTA2B Advanced prepares you for professional advice-giving, with in-depth study of areas such as corporate tax, GST, FBT and international tax.

Are you ready to step into the role of giving professional advice? Eager to move into a management role? CTA2B Advanced arms you with the skills to prepare advice, interpret tax law, and evaluate alternate tax strategies.

Developed and delivered by experienced tax experts, you’ll discover how to locate the information you need to analyse complex factual scenarios. Interpret tax law to prepare client briefs. Evaluate alternative tax strategies and consider implications of your advice from a Part IV perspective.

You’ll also learn the tax consequences within a global context, recognising the interaction between domestic and international tax legislation.

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: ATL004
Credit points: 6
CPD: 30 hours
Cost: $1,690
Delivery: online
Study Length: 12 weeks
Study Per Week: 10 hours
Level: Advanced
Study Periods: 3 per year

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Core subject in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law


Attain the prestigious Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) designation


Gain skills that are directly applicable to the workplace

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Entry requirements and learning outcomes

ATL004 CTA2B Advanced provides you with the skills to manage complex tax compliance affairs, planning issues and developing your technical knowledge and application of all areas of tax 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

Just like CTA2A, to enrol in CTA2B Advanced, you’ll need to: 

  • be or become a member of The Tax Institute 

  • meet English language requirements if your 6 years of high school learning were not conducted in English 

  • have at least 12 months’ relevant Australian tax or tax law experience 

You’ll also need to have completed have completed both CTA1 Foundations and CTA2A Advanced (or equivalent qualifications – please contact us to find out more). 

Learn more about CTA2A Advanced, or, if you’ve already completed CTA1 and CTA2A, Enrol in CTA2B Advanced Today. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of ATL004 CTA2B Advanced you will be able to, but not limited to, interpret tax law to prepare client briefs and deliver professional tax advice within a global context as well as being able to ascertain, explain and advise on the taxation consequences of both simple and more complex factual scenarios.

Modules, study modes and assessment


  • corporate tax
  • goods and services tax
  • fringe benefits tax
  • international tax fundamentals
  • part IVA and general anti-tax avoidance
  • research and writing skills

Modes of study

Face-to-face study

Face-to-face study allows candidates to attend lectures once every 2 or 3 weeks at CBD venues in mainland capital cities, and some regional locations (subject to minimum numbers).

Blended learning

A flexible learning approach using an online learning platform supported by live Q&A sessions with a subject matter expert.

Assessment-only study

Assessment-only study allows candidates to accelerate their studies by progressing directly to the assessments for the subject based on prior study, qualifications and experience. Candidates will only receive access to past exam papers and online checkpoint tests prior to the exam.

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 Q&A Database and Tax Handbook
  • 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. 

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. To apply for advanced standing (no fee applies), please complete the advanced standing form. 

Your tax professional instructor

Colleen Mortimer, Subject convenor

Colleen Mortimer

Colleen has worked in the tax area for almost 40 years. Colleen started her career in the Australian Taxation Office, worked at a number of CA practices and ran her own practice. Colleen has worked at Curtin University since 1988 and lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is a Senior Manager with BDO in Perth and is responsible for the learning and development in the Corporate Tax area. .



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ATL004 CTA2B Advanced1
New member fee2 $340
Subject fee3 $1,690

View our education policies

1. [To enrol in an education subject it is a requirement to become a member of The Tax Institute. Studying with The Tax Institute is available to members. Non-members will be required to join at time of enrolment. Membership fee covers the period through June the following year and is valued at $489. If required to be a voting member, you can upgrade for free (valued at $195). Member fees attract GST and price quoted is inclusive of GST.]
2. [Subject fees do not attract GST. CTA3 attracts GST. CTA3 fees are inclusive of GST. Subject fee is in relation to face-to-face, blended learning and intensive study modes.]
3. [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.]