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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: $1,650
Delivery: Face-to-face, distance
Study Length: 13 weeks
Study Per Week: 10-14 hours
Level: Advanced
Study Periods: 3 per year

1300 TAX EDU
(1300 829 338)

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Geoff Tierney, CTA, ESV Chartered Accountants

“The fact that active and highly experienced practitioners are teaching the course content has been invaluable to me.”

Erin Shields, Dixon Advisory

 

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

  • 1. hold current membership of The Tax Institute1
  • 2. have completed ATL001 CTA1 Foundations and ATL003 CTA2A Advanced or an equivalent qualification from The Tax Institute’s accredited education provider register
  • 3. meet English language requirements if the language of instruction for your 6 years of high school qualifications was not English.
  • 4. have at least 12 months’ relevant Australian tax or tax law experience.

1. [A discounted membership is available at the time of enrolment for all new members. Membership fees attract GST. Membership will expire on 30 June. Find out more about membership benefits and resources]

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

Modules

  • 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).

Distance study

Distance study utilises group web/teleconference tutorials every 2-3 weeks.

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
  • study materials
  • 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

Tax profession and employer

The Tax Institute is a not-for profit membership-based organisation which has been supporting and educating the tax profession for over 70 years. With over 12,000 members ranging from graduates to tax experts in the Big 4, mid-tier and SME firms, The Tax Institute is known as Australia’s leading educator and professional association in tax.

All subjects are designed and delivered by leaders in the tax field, providing candidates with flexible and applicable knowledge which can be used immediately in the workforce. As a higher education provider, our subjects hold recognition with other learning institutes, the Tax Practitioners Board, and other accounting and international bodies.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL is a process for providing candidates credit for prior learning gained from The Tax Institute’s accredited education provider register. To apply for RPL, please complete the RPL form. 1

If you believe that your subject is the equivalent of one of The Tax Institute’s subjects, but it is not on the register list, please contact the Education Adviser team for further information about your RPL 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, please complete the advanced standing form.

1. [Please note from 1 February 2016, all RPL applications will incur a fee per application.]

Your tax professional instructor

Trevor Pacall, Subject convenor

Trevor Pascall, Subject convenor

Trevor has over 30 years of taxation experience with the ATO, KPMG, in his own practice and, as of 21 March 2016, with Crowe Horwath. He provides advice across the wide spectrum of tax issues, with a principal focus on income tax, resources taxes and employment taxes. At Crowe Horwath, Trevor is the Lead Principal Tax Advisory based in Brisbane. Whilst at KPMG, Trevor was a Tax Partner in Brisbane with a broad range of clients across a number of different sectors and industries. Prior to joining KPMG, Trevor had many years with the ATO in senior positions, including over four years as Tax Counsel.

Timetable

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

Fees

ATL004 CTA2B Advanced1
New member fee2 $320
Subject fee3 $1,650

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, distance 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.]