Tax Adviser of the Year Awards 2015

Launch of the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law

To meet the changing needs of tax professionals, on 14 October 2014, The Tax Institute launched a new postgraduate qualification, the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law.

It is the firm belief of the Institute and the profession that the knowledge and skills of tax professionals should be at least at a postgraduate level. The Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law is a high-quality offering which will meet this need while maintaining its practical and applied focus — hallmarks of all Tax Institute programs.

The Tax Institute’s approach for this program was two-fold. First, it ensured compliance with the Tax Practitioners Board’s content requirements for courses in Australian taxation law and commercial law, and second, it aligned with the Australian qualifications framework (AQF) for graduate diploma level programs.

To add further validation, the program was benchmarked against other providers of such programs.

For more information on the launch and why this program was developed go to

Information sessions

Enrolments for this program are now open. We are holding a number of information sessions around the country to provide more detailed information, including the structure, exemptions provided, and how to enrol. Why not attend one of the sessions and find out more (register online at

Tax Adviser of the Year Awards 2015

Don’t miss out — time is slipping away to get your nomination in for the 2nd annual Tax Adviser of the Year Awards.

Here is your chance to be recognised by the profession’s leading tax luminaries.

This year, we’ve introduced two new categories: the SME Tax Adviser of the Year and the Corporate Tax Adviser of the Year.

Nominate yourself, a colleague or an industry peer in one of four award categories:
• Emerging Tax Star;
• SME Tax Adviser of the Year;
• Corporate Tax Adviser of the Year; and
• Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year.

Three finalists selected in each category will be flown to the Gold Coast to attend the 30th National Convention and the Tax Adviser of the Year Awards gala dinner where the winners will be announced.

Entries close on 9 December 2014.

Download your entry kit and application forms at and start working on your nomination now.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Noel Rowland is Chief Executive Officer of The Tax Institute.

The Tax Institute is Australia’s leading professional association in tax. Its 13,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.


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