Becoming a Chartered Tax Adviser is one of the best ways to build your tax career on a foundation of technical knowledge, analytical ability and resilience to whatever curveballs life may throw at you. And The Tax Institute is the only organisation in Australia that awards a CTA designation.
Designed and taught by leading tax professionals, our CTA Program is highly practical and applicable to your tax practice. A tiered learning structure and international recognition means whether you are launching a career or cementing one, this course makes for a strong, cross-border tax career.
To help you plan for your future and map out your road to success, we’ve broken down the essential elements of the CTA Program. It is made up of four subjects:
CTA1 Foundations is the bedrock of your tax career. Once completed, you will be confident in advising on and preparing individual income tax returns for a variety of clients whilst considering a range of common issues.
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.
Learn more about CTA1 Foundations.
The next step in your tax career journey, this subject equips you with further tax knowledge, the ability to interpret and apply the tax law in the areas covered and an understanding of how to apply outcomes and solutions for typical client scenarios. It also covers the professional responsibilities you hold as a tax professional.
As with the CTA1 Foundations subject, you’ll need to meet English language requirements if you have previously studied in a language other than English. To enrol in CTA2A Advanced, you’ll also need to:
Learn more about CTA2A Advanced.
CTA2B Advanced gives you further tax knowledge and the ability to interpret and apply the tax law in the areas covered and an understanding of how to apply outcomes and solutions for typical client scenarios. It also covers the professional responsibilities you hold as a tax professional.
Just like CTA2A, to enrol in CTA2B Advanced, you’ll need to:
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 CTA2B Advanced.
CTA3 Advisory is the final subject in gaining professional recognition with a CTA designation.
This subject is built around case studies designed to engage with real-world tax problems and intersecting tax law issues, across four tax specialisations:
On successfully completing the CTA3 Advisory subject, you’ll be able to tackle complex tax issues, apply and interpret taxation legislation, cases, guidelines and procedures, and analyse and evaluate solutions to present to clients in a clear, concise manner.
To enrol in CTA3 Advisory, you’ll need to be eligible to be a Fellow Member of The Tax Institute and have at least 36 months’ relevant Australian tax or tax law experience.
You’ll also need to have completed CTA1 Foundations, CTA2A Advanced and CTA2B Advanced subjects (or equivalent qualifications) and meet English language requirements if you have previously studied in a language other than English.
Learn more about CTA3 Advisory.
All candidates that enrol in the program benefit from:
Have questions about your tax education? At The Tax Institute, we are dedicated to ensuring you can grow your career and your professional knowledge when and how it suits you. Find out more about our education programs and single subjects or, learn why studying with us sets you on a path to success here.