About the Examinations

To complete the ATT examination requirements you must complete Papers 1 and 2, your choice of one of the four option papers (Papers 3, 4, 5 and 6) and the three Computer Based Examinations (CBEs) in Law, Professional Responsibilities & Ethics and Principles of Accounting.

Learn more about the examinations here and see the student FAQs here.  The Online Exams take place in May and November each year and the CBEs are available on demand.

Compulsory Online Exams 

  • Paper 1 Personal Taxation 

  • Paper 2 Business Taxation

​Optional Online Exams (must choose one)

  • Paper 3 Business Compliance
  • Paper 4 Corporate Taxation
  • Paper 5 Inheritance Tax, Trusts and Estates
  • Paper 6 VAT

​Compulsory Computer Based Examinations (CBEs)

  • Law
  • Professional Responsibilities & Ethics
  • Principles of Accounting

Detailed syllabus information can be found within the Prospectus.

​Examination Times

Each Online Exam is currently three and a half hours.

Each CBE is one hour in length.

Fees

Details of the current fees can be found here

Prospectus and Syllabus

For access to these, click here.

Pass Marks

To pass an Online Exam,  you are required to achieve 50% of the total marks available.

To pass a CBE you will need to correctly answer 60% of the questions set.  Please note there are 50 questions in one hour for the Law and Professional Responsibilities & Ethics and 40 questions in one hour for the Accounting CBE.

Distinctions

Distinctions are awarded for exceptional performance. If you achieve the required level, you will be awarded a pass with distinction.

Failures

Those who fail a paper will be permitted to re-sit any subsequent examination, provided that they submit an examination entry form and fee at each attempt and are registered as a student at the time of re-sitting.  However, Council reserves the right to limit the number of times a candidate may re-sit the examination.

Under no circumstances will correspondence be entered into with regard to any examination result.

Medals and Prize

The following medals and prize are awarded at each examination subject to the discretion of Council and the attainment of a satisfactory standard:

The Association Medal

Awarded to the candidate taking three papers at one sititng, obtaining the best overall result, including having passed both Computer Based Examinations

The LexisNexis Prize

Awarded to the candidate taking three papers at one sitting for obtaining the highest total marks on those three papers

The Ivison Medal

Awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest mark in Paper 1: Personal Taxation

The Jennings Medal

Awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest mark in Paper 2: Business Taxation

The Collingwood Medal

Awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest mark in Paper 3: Business Compliance

The Stary Medal

Awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest mark in Paper 4: Corporate Taxation

The Kimmer Medal

Awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest mark in Paper 5: Inheritance Tax, Trusts and Estates

The Gravestock Medal

Awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest mark in Paper 6: VAT

The Johnson Medal

Awarded to the candidate with the best overall performance when passing all three Computer Based Examinations within a six month period