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The TASATFA Tax for Financial Advising subject is a Tax Practitioner Board (TPB)-approved gap subject. It’s designed for individuals who’ve completed a Kaplan Professional tax subject (e.g. DFP5) prior to 26 November 2015 and require a TPB-approved course in Australian taxation law.
To assist a client secure a financial future for themselves and their dependents and families, this subject explains how a financial adviser must have a sound understanding of the key aspects of taxation.
In this subject, individuals are introduced to the Australian taxation system, and the ways rules and regulations might affect a client’s strategies and investments. It explores how different types of income can attract different taxation treatment, and provides specific attention to capital gains and superannuation.
This subject meets the requirements for ‘a course in Australian taxation law’ that’s approved by the Board for tax (financial) advisers for the purposes of Items 301(c), 302(c) and 303(b) of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (TASR).
DFP5 – Tax for Financial Advising (TASATFA)
On successful completion of TASATFA Tax for Financial Advising, individuals should be able to:
List the advantages and disadvantages of self-managed superannuation funds
Units of competency
No units of competency are awarded for this subject.
A certificate of completion will be awarded on successful completion of each subject.
Individuals have a total of 12 weeks to complete the learning and assessment requirements for the TASATFA Tax for Financial Advising subject from their initial activation date.
To stay ahead in this competitive industry, Kaplan provides training in specialist knowledge areas such as Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF) course and our Accredited Listed Product Adviser (ALPA) program.
This subject is designed for individuals who’ve completed a Kaplan Professional tax subject (e.g. DFP5) prior to 26 November 2015 and require a TPB-approved course in Australian taxation law.
Individuals are required to be aged 18 years or older to enrol in this course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
There’s no RPL available for this course as there are no units of competency awarded.
This course is delivered online.
Students receive login details to KapLearn upon enrolment. When students log on to KapLearn they can access their subject notes, assessments, additional learning materials such as case studies, practice activities and their online tutor.
Students access and submit their assessments through KapLearn.
Education requirements for financial advisers
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Tax for financial accounting is a one subject course.
Assessment for this subject is as follows:
Kaplan Professional exams
Kaplan Professional exams are open book, short-answer exams where emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge.
You must sit your first exam within 12 weeks of your enrolment date.
To achieve an overall grade of ‘competent’ in the exam, you must achieve the nominated pass mark for each module in the exam. If you’re deemed ‘not yet competent’ for the module, you’re provided with a re-sit. You’re only required to attempt that module in the re-sit. If a re-sit is required, it must be within 16 weeks of your enrolment date.
You can sit your exam while being supervised in your workplace. Alternatively, you can sit at a Kaplan Professional office.
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Individual subjects are $585 (GST exempt) each.For additional study-related fees refer to our fees document.
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