ARITA Advanced Certification is a specialist accreditation for those building their career – or who want to advance their already established career – in restructuring, insolvency and turnaround.

Aimed at practitioners with at least three years of experience, this postgraduate level course provides future specialists in their fields with the expert knowledge and skills that are essential to make their careers successful and rewarding.

Delivered in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), it provides optional pathways for those wishing to practice formal insolvency or concentrate on restructuring and turnaround.

ARITA Advanced Certification is:

  • Australia's preeminent insolvency and restructuring course with over thousands of graduates since 1991
  • a recognised qualification to become a Registered Liquidator or Registered Trustee
  • the only education pathway to becoming an ARITA Professional Member.

Who should attend

This course is for restructuring, insolvency and turnaround professionals who want to:

  • accelerate their careers
  • receive formal recognition for expertise in their area of practice
  • apply to become Registered Trustees or Liquidators
  • become professional members of ARITA.

Admission requirements

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

Course structure

ARITA Advanced Certification comprises three subjects:

Each subject comprises two components: a UTS component and ARITA workshops (except Advanced Restructuring and Turnaround which has no workshops).


The UTS component is delivered via online distance education so you don’t have to physically attend the UTS campus.

Workshops are offered face-to-face or online via electronic classroom.

ARITA accreditation

On completion of the core subject and one elective ARITA will award you an Advanced Certificate in Insolvency or Restructuring and Turnaround.

You have the option to complete both the electives to receive dual certification i.e. an Advanced Certificate in Insolvency and Restructuring and Turnaround.

Please note: while completion of the ARITA Advanced Certification is a pre-requisite for ARITA Professional Membership, completion by itself does not guarantee you will be accepted as an ARITA Professional Member at any time in the future. More information about joining ARITA


In 2021, the fee to complete ARITA Advanced Certification is $7,249 – two subjects at $3,624.50 each.

Completing an additional elective to receive dual certification is $3,624.50.

You must be an ARITA Student to register for this course. Student subscription is not transferable and is not refundable in the event of cancellation. If you are based overseas, please contact about your subscription. Read more about the Student subscription.

Quoted fees include GST.

Time commitment

You should allow 10-12 hours per week to complete the course requirements. Subjects runs for 12 weeks plus a one-week mid-session break and a one-week study break.


Up 1 CPE hour for every hour spent on the course.


Senior Lecturer Mark Wellard is a published insolvency law academic and former Legal Director of ARITA. Before becoming an academic, Mark practised as a senior insolvency lawyer with leading law firms in Australia and the UK.  Mark leads the UTS team that develops and delivers ARITA Advanced Certification.

The UTS Faculty of Law has specialist staff with expertise in insolvency law and will draw on the expertise of staff from the UTS Business School and practitioners to ensure comprehensive, practical and relevant subject matter.

Insolvency workshops are led by experienced accountants and lawyers who specialise in insolvency.

How long do I have to complete my studies?

You have to complete ARITA Advanced Certification (core subject plus one elective) within two years.

Graduate Certificate in Restructuring and Turnaround

UTS will offer students who have completed ARITA Advanced Certification the opportunity to continue their studies and obtain a formal university qualification: a Graduate Certificate in Restructuring and Turnaround.

IEP graduates

Have you graduated from the Insolvency Education Program (IEP)? Complete the Advanced Restructuring & Turnaround subject and receive an Advanced Certificate in Restructuring and Turnaround.

Frequently asked questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions.


Enrolments for Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround (Session 1, 2021) are now closed.

Enrolments for Advanced Insolvency and Advanced Restructuring and Turnaround (Session 2, 2021) open May 2021.

Information about enrolling


Please contact the ARITA Education team on (02) 8004 4351 or