ARITA Advanced Certification

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).

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

Course delivery & time commitment

The course is structured as distance education in order to ensure that it is accessible to all students, no matter where they are located. ARITA will run two workshops as part of Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround and three workshops as part of the Advanced Insolvency subject. Workshops are offered face-to-face as well as online via electronic classroom.

You should allow 10-12 hours per week to complete the requirements of each subject. Each subject comprises 12 weeks of tuition plus a one-week mid-session break. Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround and Advanced Insolvency subjects also have a one-week study break.


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 [email protected] about your subscription. Read more about the Student subscription.

Quoted fees include GST.


Up to 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.


Enrolments for Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround (Session 1, 2022) open November 2021.

Enrolments for Advanced Insolvency and Advanced Restructuring and Turnaround (Session 2, 2022) open May 2022.

Information about enrolling

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.

Frequently asked questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions.


Please contact the ARITA Education team on [email protected] or (02) 8004 4351.