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CTA2 Advanced

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Your platform for building tax industry experience

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Course overview

CTA2 Advanced offered by The Tax Institute is an intermediate course providing you with a solid platform on which to build your industry experience and knowledge.

Stake your claim in the tax profession

Recognised and preferred by leading employers, CTA2 Advanced deals with real-world tax concepts and issues for aspiring tax industry practitioners who want to stake their claim as a technical tax expert and wish to take the next step in their career by dealing with more complex tax issues.

Developed and delivered by tax practitioners

Respected by industry professionals, CTA2 Advanced provides you with the skills to manage complex tax compliance affairs and planning issues (as well as develop your technical knowledge and application of all areas of tax) that are necessary to move into management and leadership roles.

CTA2 Advanced also provides exemptions for both the Chartered Accountants CA Program Tax Module and CPA Australia’s Advanced Taxation segment.

Why choose CTA2 Advanced?

  • Achieve a recognised qualification that equips you with the skills to provide quality advice
  • Increase your tax knowledge by dealing with more complex tax issues
  • Gain real commercial skills to stand out in a competitive market

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Course snapshot

Start date

Study period 1 2014

Study period 2 2014


Face-to-face, distance and assessment only study available.


20 weeks (126 hours)


6 hours per week

Awarding authority

The Tax Institute


CTA2 Advanced contributes to the two-semester Course in Australian Taxation Law as approved by the TPB to help you meet the commercial law compotent of the education requirements for registering as a tax agent (conditions apply).

Please refer to the TPB website for registration requirements.

CTA2 Advanced contributes to 30 hours of structured CPD.


You will gain access to our tax tips and tricks online Research Sessions and Effective Business Writing Skills for Tax Professionals Presentation, as well as receive complimentary access to the following online publications from our Business Alliance Partners:

  • Tax Q & A, Thomson Reuters
  • Tax Solution Finder, CCH Australia Limited.

Entry requirements

To enrol in CTA2 Advanced, candidates are required to:

  • hold current membership of The Tax Institute; and
  • have successfully passed The Tax Institute’s CTA1 Foundations assessment; or
  • have successfully passed an undergraduate tax subject from an accredited education provider in the last 12 months as supported by a transcript or qualification certificate.

Course fees¹

Early bird enrolment:

  • Member: $1,600
  • New member: $1,800

Late enrolment:

  • Member: $1,750
  • New member: $1,950

Assessment only:

  • Member: $875
  • Non-member: $920

Membership pathway


Academic pathway

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Contact us

To contact our Education Division, submit a course enquiry, call
+61 2 8223 0038 or email to discuss your personal education requirements.

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Course fees are quoted in AUD, are exclusive of GST, and are subject to change without notice. An additional $100 is charged for candidates located outside Australia.

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