Essential Skills

A series of intermediate level short courses that focus on a range of practical insolvency, bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency law issues.

Each course will delve in depth into a specific topic, providing you with valuable skills and understanding to implement back in the workplace.

Who should attend?

Courses are aimed at staff with 1 to 4 years' experience, but may also appeal to more experienced practitioners who need to refresh their knowledge.


We recommend you have completed the Introduction to Insolvency Program or have one year of on-the-job experience prior to attending these courses.

Course format

Each course includes a presentation covering the theory and at least one practical exercise to ensure understanding of the issues. 

Course topics and descriptions

The Essential Skills courses are divided into 4 study areas:

System requirements for online classroom

More information


There is no formal assessment in the Essential Skills courses.


All trainers have extensive practical experience and are from an array of professional backgrounds.


Members & non-members: $199 (GST incl.)

Please note: If you are not a member or graduate subscriber and are currently based overseas, there will be an additional postage fee charged after your registration.


Up to 2 CPE hours per course.


If you have any questions regarding the Essential Skills series please email


Upcoming courses

Course nameDateDelivery mode
Essential Skills Insolvency - PPSA 111/03/2020Online2ESI1W0320
Essential Skills Bankruptcy - Income contribution assessment18/03/2020Online2ESB1W0320
Essential Skills Law - Appointment issues8/04/2020Online2ESL1W0420
Essential Skills Restruct.-Identifying turnaround candidates29/04/2020Online2ESR1W0420
Essential Skills Insolvency - PPSA 25/05/2020Online2ESI2W0520
Essential Skills Insolvency - Voluntary administrator report3/06/2020Online2ESI3W0620
Essential Skills Law - Voidable trans & recovery proceedings11/06/2020Online2ESL2W0620
Essential Skills Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy & family law18/06/2020Online2ESB2W0620
Essential Skills Restructuring - Leadership in turnarounds23/07/2020Online2ESR2W0720
Essential Skills Insolvency - Independence29/07/2020Online2ESI4W0720
Essential Skills Insolvency - Remuneration19/08/2020Online2ESI5W0820
Essential Skills Law - Drafting contracts for insol pract.27/08/2020Online2ESL3W0820
Essential Skills Insolvency - Risk management9/09/2020Online2ESI6W0920
Essential Skills Restructuring- Business process improvement14/09/2020Online2ESR3W0920
Essential Skills Bankruptcy - Recoverable transactions23/09/2020Online2ESB3W0920
Essential Skills Insolvency- Creditor claims & distributions14/10/2020Online2ESI7W1020
Essential Skills Law - Trusts & external administrations28/10/2020Online2ESL4W1020
Essential Skills Restructuring - Stakeholders5/11/2020Online2ESR4W1120
Essential Skills Insolvency - Dealing with creditor requests18/11/2020Online2ESI8W1120
Essential Skills Bankruptcy - Annul, discharge, s 73 comp2/12/2020Online2ESB4W1220