Tax Training Courses

Tax Training Courses are now open for enrollment! Start your tax career with ITP Qld

If you're looking to start a new career in tax, our tax courses will teach you all the skills you'll need. By the end of the course, you will be able to professionally complete an individual tax return and perform duties of a Tax Consultant.

Australia's Most Comprehensive Tax Training Courses

In Class Course

Course Starts: Monday, Feb 6, 2023
This course includes 2 sessions in class each week, and will teach you everything you need to start a career with ITP in 2023. If you're looking for employment with ITP, this is the course for you.

Virtual Class Course

Course Starts: Monday, Feb 6, 2023
Identical to our In Class course content, however this course is suited to those who can't study during regular business hours. It includes 2 evening virtual classes each week.

Self-Paced Online Course

Course Starts: Monday, Feb 6, 2023
Our Self-Paced Online course includes all the same tax content that comes with industry-leading tax courses. Perfect for existing tax professionals looking to refresh their tax preparation knowledge.

Got a question?

Like tax, courses and study can be tricky at the best of times. Each year we get truckloads of questions about our courses, and we've compiled them here to help you. If you do need more help, send us a message on LiveChat and one of our team can answer your questions directly.

What are the different courses you offer?

We offer three different courses:

  • In Class”
  • “Virtual Classes”
  • “Self-Paced Online”

What will the course teach me?

Our course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to professionally prepare different types of tax returns under a registered tax agent.

What is the difference between the class-based and self-paced courses?

There is no difference in the tax content, however the main difference would be your reason for applying.

If you are looking for a change of career, a new skill set, looking at getting back into the workforce, the opportunity to work with ITP or just something new, then the class-based courses are the only way to go. Here are the benefits:

  • No previous tax experience is required, you just need to be good with numbers and love working with people
  • Each year ITP offers successful students from the class-based courses the opportunity to work with us. Self-paced students will not have this option
  • Class-based students work one-on-one with their teacher and receive support and guidance all the way through the course.

The self-paced course is designed for those already working in the tax industry and wanting to ensure their knowledge is up to date. This course is not relevant to those wanting to work for ITP.

How much do your courses cost?

The cost of the class-based courses in 2023 will be $495. Self-paced online courses are only $395.

How can I pay for the course?

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash (In Office only)
  • Credit Card / Debit Card

We are also the only tax training course to offer payment plans to students.

Can I claim the course as a deduction on next year’s tax return?

Yes, the full cost of the course is a tax deduction on next years tax return.

I am already a registered tax agent. Do I need to complete a course to work with ITP Qld?

Whilst we would love for you to join our team, all employees must complete a class-based Tax Training Course to work with ITP.

I am already a CPA. Do I need to complete the course to work for ITP?

All tax consultants for ITP must successfully complete a class-based Tax Training Course.

How long does the course go for?

Class-based students are required to attend classes twice each week over the 18-week course (no classes are run over Easter).

Self-paced students must finish the course no later than 30th June.

What are the terms & conditions?

The terms and conditions can be viewed here.

What if I can’t get time off during the day to attend the In Class course sessions?

We offer a Virtual Classes course which is run outside of standard business hours, and covers the same content.

Is there a difference between the In Class and Virtual Class courses?

No, the content is exactly the same. However in class you will have more opportunities to bounce off the other students during discussions.

How difficult is the course?

The course can be quite challenging. For students in the class-based courses, it is imperative that all of the training sessions are attended, homework completed and reading kept up to date. Students who follow the weekly study program find the course achievable.

How much time should I set aside for study each week?

We recommend all students allow at least 10-12 hours of self-study at home each week. Class-based courses also include two 2.5hr classes each week, either at an ITP office (In Class course), or online (Virtual Class course).

What happens if I miss one class?

We highly suggest that you do not miss any classes unless absolutely unavoidable. If you do, it will be your responsibility to complete the online tutorials and submit the required homework and readings to keep pace with the rest of the class.

Can I transfer between courses?

Yes, but only before the course commences. Once the course commences no transfers will be accepted.

What teacher support do I get in the self-paced course?

Support for the self-paced course is very limited, but we will try to answer all questions via email. 

Is this course accepted by the Tax Practitioners Board towards my required 30 hours professional development as a CPA?

Yes, the hours you commit to the training course will count towards this requirement.

What job opportunities are available, if I do either of the class-based courses?

Job interviews will be conducted for those seeking seasonal employment with ITP. We are always looking for people who have reasonable availability, that can work during the tax season (July to October).

The knowledge learnt in our course is also transferrable, and recognised by other tax agents and accountants throughout Australia.

What job opportunities are available if I do the Self-Paced Online course?

Students who complete the Self-Paced Online course, will not be offered a job interview, or considered for season employment.

Is ITP a recognised training organisation?

No, ITP is not a recognised training organisation.

Do I need a computer to complete the course?

Yes, as most of the materials are online you will need access to a computer, preferably a laptop. It is also important to note that our training software is compatible with Windows only, and Apple devices (ie. Macbooks, iPads) are not supported.

If I am enrolled in the In Class Course, do I need to bring a laptop to class sessions?

Yes, you will need to bring a laptop to each training session. Your laptop MUST be a Windows operating system.

Is there Wi-Fi available for In Class Course sessions at ITP offices?

Yes, we provide you with our Wi-Fi password so you can access our online training system.

What will I need to connect to my Virtual Class sessions each week?

You will require a computer/laptop with internet access and preferably a microphone, speaker, and webcam.

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Courses Now Open for Enrollment

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All of our Tax Courses are now open for enrollment. Our courses are the cheapest and most comprehensive on the market, and will teach you everything you need for a career in tax.

What do our courses cover?

ITP's Tax Training Course covers more tax topics than any other so that you can start your career in tax with confidence.


Learn the different income streams including salary and wage, Centrelink, superannuation and lump sum payments, where they are placed in a tax return.


How to complete the Medicare section of the return and why it needs to be completed, along with the rates, and the Medicare Levy Surcharge.


Here we will teach you the different reports available and used within ITP on a daily basis.

Allowances & Deductions

The relation to allowances and their relevant deduction, along with other allowable work-related deductions that are able to be claimed legally.


How and where to claim a deduction for personal superannuation contributions.

Tax Offsets

Learn the different offsets available that will help reduce the amount of tax your clients have to pay.


Certain items need to be depreciated instead of being claimed as an outright expense. Learn what has to be depreciated and how to claim the depreciable amount.

Motor Vehicles

Learn the two different methods of claiming motor vehicle expenses, and what is required to be able to claim each.

Foreign Income and Tax Estimate

What foreign income needs to be included in the return, and how. Including exempt foreign income, income from rental properties or a foreign pension.

Rental Properties

Complete a rental property, what income is to be included, and what expenses can be claimed. Learn what items can be depreciated, as well as with what substantiation requirements are needed.

Capital Gains

Learn that on the sale of an asset how it is treated within the tax return (whether it be a profit or a loss) and if tax is payable on that amount, and whether it is exempt from Capital Gains Tax.

Personal Services Income

Takes a close look at personal services income and all forms of small business income and related taxation requirements.