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Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround

Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround is the core subject in ARITA’s Advanced Certification.

This subject provides the foundation for restructuring and insolvency professionals by establishing the importance of professional conduct, builds the skills to identify insolvency and establishes a solid understanding of Australia’s formal restructuring tools. A particular focus is on voluntary administrations.

This subject will meet the specialist insolvency education requirements to become a registered liquidator or registered trustee.

This subject is only offered in the first half of each year (session 1).



There are no prerequisites for this course. However, we recommend you have three years’ experience in restructuring, insolvency or turnaround before commencing the course.

You will benefit from completing the Introduction to Insolvency Program (IIP) and Essential Skills courses prior to commencing ARITA Advanced Certification.



  • The context of restructuring, turnaround and insolvency in Australia
  • Introduction to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth)
  • Professional ethics
  • Establishing solvency and insolvency
  • Corporate recovery proceedings
  • Voluntary administrations and deeds of company arrangement
  • Schemes of arrangements
  • Workouts and restructuring
  • Introduction to cross-border insolvency



UTS component

  • Ethics case study (must pass to pass subject)
  • Problem-based assignment
  • Individual case study presentation
  • Take home exam

There will be self-review (non-assessable) quiz questions posted online though the course.

ARITA workshops (2)

  • Submitted written answers
  • Participation in workshops
  • Marked written answers (if workshop not attended)


You must pass both the UTS component and ARITA workshops to pass the subject.



2017: $3,410 (including GST) 

You must be an ARITA member to complete the course. Student membership is $180 (including GST) per calendar year.

Time commitment

You should allow 10-12 hours per week to complete the course requirements. This subject runs for 12 weeks plus a one-week study break.


Key dates 2017 & course outline

Enrolments open
 7 November 2016
Last day to request an invoice for payment
 10 February 2017
Enrolment closes
 10 March 2017
Subject begins
 20 March 2017
UTS Assessment task 1 part A: Ethics essay proposal
 12 April 2017
Mid-session break
 Week of 24 April 2017
ARITA Workshop 1
 Week of 1 May 2017
UTS Asessment task 2: Problem-based assignment
 10 May 2017
UTS Assessment task 1 part B: Final ethics case study
 24 May 2017
ARITA Workshop 2
 Week of 29 May 2017
UTS Assessment task 3: Case study online presentation
 14 June 2017
UTS Assessment task 4: Take home exam
 23 June 2017
Subject ends
 23 June 2017


Enrolment 2017

This subject will be offered in session 1 2018.
Next enrolments for this subject will open in November 2017.


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