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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.

1300 TAX EDU
(1300 829 338)

ATL004
6 credit points
30 CPD hours
$1,650
face-to-face or distance
13 weeks
advanced
3 study periods

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Core subject in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law

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Attain the prestigious Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) designation

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Gain skills that are directly applicable to the workplace

"The CTA1 balances technical material and practical application, bridging academia with the practice of tax law."

Rachel Vijayaraj, ATI, Associate, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers

"The weekly webinars and on line study format made it possible to combine the course work and full time work."

Wendy Miller, FTI, Special Counsel, Damien Greer

"The Tax Institute provides you with skills to succeed in the workforce."

Angel Zhang, Graduate Tax Accountant, Grant Thornton

"The issues which candidates are exposed to are delivered in a straightforward way and mirror real life issues which candidates will face on a day to day basis."

Patrick Catena, FTI, Accountant, CTA2A lecturer

"[The Tax Institute] teaches not only theory, but also emphasises application, in contexts encountered by practitioners on a day-to-day basis."

Nicholas Trotter, FTI, Consultant, Griffith Hack

"The CTA2 demonstrates a keen interest in tax and that’s what employers look for."

Tony Underhill, CTA, Principal - Tax, Grant Thornton Australia

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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.

Subject structure

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 a fortnight 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 checkpoint tests 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 Pacall, 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

Subject Study period 1 Study period 2 Study period 3
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Call us at 1300 TAX EDU (1300 829 338) or email us.

Fees

ATL004 CTA2B Advanced1
New member fee2 $300
Subject fee3 $1,650

View our structured education policies

1. [Prices are per subject.]
2. [To enrol in an education subject it is a requirement to become a member of The Tax Institute. All new members will receive Affiliate membership valued at $454.00 upon enrolment (Fellow membership required for CTA3 Advisory) until June 30 in the subsequent calendar year. You are also eligible to upgrade to voting membership valued at $649.00 for no additional cost if you meet the required membership eligibility criteria. Attracts GST, price quoted is GST inclusive.]
3. [Subjects accredited within the Graduate Diploma do not attract GST.]