CPD requirements

The following CPD requirements for members of The Tax Institute will be applicable from 1 July 2012:

Membership category Membership CPD requirements (from 1 July 2012)
Chartered Tax Adviser 30 hours structured tax related CPD per annum
Fellow or Associate 30 hours tax related CPD per annum made up of 50% unstructured (15 hours) and 50% structured (15 hours)
Affiliate No CPD requirements
Students No CPD requirements

Structured CPD

Structured CPD is professional development which is delivered face-to-face or through a variety of technology based formats. Structured CPD has a defined outline, purpose or objective, aim or learning outcome and the ideal audience will be described in terms of levels, assumed knowledge, sectors or client base. Structured CPD will typically have a number of CPD hours set for the activity.

The attendee may be already working in a role or aspiring to a role for it to be considered relevant and structured professional development.

For your convenience, The Tax Institute has created a Structured Education Record Form for your use. Please click here to download and print the form to record your Structured CPD activities.

Please note it is not necessary to record your unstructured CPD.

Unstructured CPD

Unstructured CPD is defined as an activity which does necessarily define the types of attendees. Unstructured be as simple as reading your Taxation in Australia® journal, networking, social or tax community-building activity.

Please note the Institute's CPD and Tax Education Programs are different services provided by The Tax Institute. Enrolment in and successful completion of the Tax Education Program courses can both be attributed to your mandatory CPD requirements.

Should you have any further enquiries regarding other possible structured CPD options and the hours allocated towards your mandatory structured CPD, please contact the Membership Division on membership@taxinstitute.com.au or 02 8223 0060.

For more information about The Tax Institute's CPD requirements please download this booklet by clicking here.