Programmes & Courses


Qualifying Examination Programme (QEP)

The Institute has cooperated with other local education institutions in providing various postgraduate programmes, preparing students for taking the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination and enriching their tax knowledge.


  • Professional Diploma in Tax Advisory (Full programme)

The Programme was first revamped in 2012 to become the Continuing Education Diploma in Tax Advisory. After several years of success, the Programme was further restructured and renamed as “Professional Diploma in Tax Advisory” to enrich students’ knowledge in taxation and to develop their career in the field of professional tax advisory. Successful completion of this 10-month program will entitle the students, who have the qualifying tax experience, to become members of the Institute. They will also get exemptions from the Hong Kong Tax Paper and International Tax Paper of the Institute’s CTA Examination.

The 2022 intake of the Programme will commence in October 2021.

More information for next application intake will be announced in due course.

The Programme has offered an option for people who only wish to take a specific module course instead of completing the full programme.  Applicaiton deadline for module courses is 1 March 2021 (Monday).

1. International Tax Advisory (Flyer: )

The CPD course in International Tax Advisory enables students to understand why international double taxation typically arises and how it could be avoided.  It aims to develop participants’ technical competencies in providing advisory services in international tax planning.  Upon completion of this course, students should be able to identify common types of anti-avoidance provisions designed to counter specified forms of international tax planning and to communicate tax planning issues effectively in writing and verbally.

2. PRC Tax Advisory (Flyer:)


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  • Master of Finance (Taxation)
The Institute has cooperated with SCOPE and Jinan University in developing and offering the master degree program for the advanced study of Hong Kong, China and International taxation.


Revision Courses

The Institute has cooperated with other institutes to provide revision courses for candidates preparing for the CTA Examination. Attendance of such course is optional.


Details of revision courses for the 2021 CTA Examination:
Provider Paper(s) Brochure Website
Kaplan Financial Papers 2, 4 and 5 Please Click Here
School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU SPEED) Paper 2   Please Click Here

Both revision course providers will  hold information sessions for students to know more about the course structure and content:

  • Kaplan Financial: 6 August 2021 (Friday) 7:00 – 8:00pm at Kaplan Financial (Address: E-Tech Centre, Nos 402-406 Hennessy Road, Wanchai). For interested members / students, please click here to register. 

  • PolyU SPEED: 21 July 2021 (Wednesday) 7:00 – 7:45 pm (via ZOOM). For interested members / students, please click here to register.