Elective: Advanced Tax (AU or NZ)

Gain advanced knowledge and skills in tax, so you can provide comprehensive and in-depth input and services


  • We offer two separate elective subjects for Australian and New Zealand Advanced tax
  • Extend your knowledge and skills in a range of complex tax areas
  • Develop a deep understanding of the tax impacts of various structures and transactions
  • Develop your skills and understanding of the broader strategic decision-making process
  • Work towards your Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting

Subject description

Advanced Tax  equips you with advanced knowledge and skills required to provide comprehensive and in-depth input and services for a range of transactions and events appropriate to the jurisdiction.  Chartered Accountants who begin to specialise in tax require a deep understanding of, and ability to respond to, tax impacts on a range of transactions and events. You must also develop skills to provide input on complex tax issues. This subject builds on the areas of technical practice completed in the core tax subject and further explores the tax of structures and transactions, employment remuneration, property and assets. Through a range of learning activities, case studies and assessments, you develop and apply technical skills, as well as developing skills for communicating complex tax information to a range of stakeholders.  

Topics covered

  • Employment remuneration
  • Property and assets
  • Tax Structures

Subject learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced technical knowledge to a range of transactions or events to determine the taxation consequences
  2. Advise on the taxation consequences of complex transactions and events
  3. Communicate complex taxation information to a range of stakeholders

Course structure and format

This 7-week course is one of a pool of elective subjects for the Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Enjoy supported learning via an online learning platform and interactive resources, including:

  • Online communities where you can network with other candidates
  • Technical discussion forums where your questions will be answered by specialist Chartered Accountants
  • Peer discussion forums
  • Access to resources including a study guide, exam preparation series and materials
  • Real-world examples and activities
  • Virtual sessions and recordings which take you through real-world worked examples and activities based on integrated, complex scenarios

CA Study Masterclass

Additional support is available through our popular CA Study Masterclass. These optional workshops can help you stay on track with your learning and prepare for assessments and the final exam.

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What you need to know

Australian and New Zealand differences 

  • We offer two separate subjects for Australian and New Zealand tax.
  • You can choose to enrol in either, irrespective of where you live. Candidates generally enrol in the tax subject most relevant to the location where they work.
  • Both subjects meet the regulatory requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.
  • There are no additional requirements for bridging subjects if you already have an accredited degree from the neighbouring country.
  • You are responsible for ensuring you have the necessary assumed knowledge relevant to the tax subject selected.

Warning: The information on this page / in this outline is indicative. The subject outline provided to enrolled candidates for the particular term through CA ANZ’s My Capability learning portal is the authoritative source of all information about the subject for that offering. Required texts, recommended texts, references and some assessment task details in particular are likely to change. Candidates will be provided access to the authoritative subject outline through the My Capability learning portal once they enrol in the subject.

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