1. Why has ARITA Advanced Certification replaced the Insolvency Education Program (IEP)?

    ARITA  upgraded its post graduate qualification to provide an education pathway for both insolvency and restructuring professionals. This was an obvious and necessary step in the process we began when we changed our name from the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) to the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA).

  2. I am part-way through the IEP. Can I transfer to ARITA Advanced Certification?

    Yes. See here for details

  3. Which elective should I choose?

    You should choose Advanced Insolvency if you wish to become a registered liquidator or registered trustee in the future.

    You should choose Advanced Restructuring and Turnaround if you wish to concentrate your career on business advisory work that doesn’t include formal appointments.

  4. Can I do both electives?

    Yes, ARITA encourages this for those wishing to have the broadest possible education in the full spectrum of restructuring, insolvency and turnaround.

    If you complete both electives, you will obtain both Advanced Certificates.

  5. Can I do both electives at the same time?

    Yes, you can.

  6. Can I undertake this course if I am not located in Sydney?

    Yes. The course is structured as a distance education in order to ensure that it is accessible to all students, no matter where they are located. UTS is highly experienced in providing distance education.

  7. Can I start in either Session 1 or 2?

    All students must now commence the ARITA Advanced Certification with Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround in Session 1 (first half of the year). Fundamentals is a prerequisite to both elective subjects which are offered in Session 2 (second half of the year).

  8. When I enrol, what information will I be provided with and how will I get it?

    ARITA will provide you with the materials that you need to prepare for your workshops (Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround and Advance Insolvency only).

    Prior to the subject commencing, UTS will provide you with access to UTSOnline - the web-based tool used at UTS to provide online learning to students.  UTSOnline will provide you with online access to subject content, online discussions, journals, announcements, email, virtual chat, quiz and survey tools, files, web links, group areas, assignments, webinars, grading and feedback.

  9. How many years do I have to finish the course?

    You have two years to complete  ARITA Advanced Certification, which is the core subject and one elective. 

    If you choose to complete the additional elective to achieve a further Advanced Certificate, we will recognise your initial studies for a period of five years, or as long as you can demonstrate continuing professional development in insolvency or restructuring and turnaround since completion of your initial Advanced Certificate.

  10. Can I apply for FEE-HELP loan scheme?


  11. Do I get the same benefits as other UTS students?

    You will receive access to the UTS Library databases and UTSOnline (the web-based tool used at UTS to provide online learning to students), and wireless internet access at the UTS campus. You can use the UTS Library for study purposes at a cost of $5 per year (loan privileges are not available).

  12. Who do I contact if I have questions?

    Contact the ARITA Education Team on education@arita.com.au or 02 8004 4348.


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