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ARITA Advanced Insolvency



31 July




14 wks


Avg 10 hrs/wk

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Lead Academic

Dr Lézelle Jacobs

Dr Lézelle Jacobs
Associate Professor – UTS Faculty of Law

Lézelle is an internationally esteemed academic focusing her research efforts on Insolvency Practitioners and their duties and obligations. She has taught in the area since 2010 and has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy (UK) as a Senior Fellow for her practical and influential style of teaching.

An Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (non-practicing), Lézelle’s Doctor of Laws focused on the Fiduciary Duties of Business Rescue Practitioners in South Africa, resulting in a Code of Conduct that has been utilised in the drafting of an ethical code for the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) of South Africa.

Lézelle consulted on projects including the INSOL International Working Group 10 Ethical Principles for Insolvency Practitioners and UK Government funded projects. She is the author of various articles and chapters in books and is currently drafting a manuscript on Insolvency Practitioner Ethics to be Published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Gain a solid understanding of Australia’s formal insolvency regime and explore the complicated issues of PPSA, insolvency, and trusts. Completing this elective as part of your ARITA Advanced Certification will meet the specialist insolvency education requirements to become a registered liquidator or registered trustee.

About this course

UTS partners with the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA) to provide the Association’s specialist postgraduate education program, the ARITA Advanced Certification. Complete this comprehensive and innovative nationwide education program to enhance and accelerate your career path in restructuring, insolvency or turnaround.

This short course, Advanced Insolvency, forms the University component of one of the two possible electives for ARITA Advanced Certification; the other elective is Advanced Restructuring & Turnaround.

Course structure

The following content will be covered during the course:

  • The context of corporate and personal insolvency
  • Liquidations
  • Bankruptcy, personal insolvency agreements and debt agreements
  • Receiverships
  • Insolvency and trusts.

 Assessment (UTS component)

  • Problem-based assignment
  • Take-home exam (compulsory pass component)

 A brief course outline, with topics by week and assessment task due dates, is available on the ARITA website.



How to enrol

Course delivery

This course is taught entirely online with no on-campus attendance or official contact hours. Participants should allow 10-12 hours per week to complete the course requirements. This course runs for 12 weeks plus a one-week mid-session break and a one-week study break.

Learning outcomes

On completing this subject (in addition to the core subject Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround), participants will receive an Advanced Certification in Insolvency from ARITA, and satisfy the education requirements to obtain professional membership of ARITA. Completion of this subject meets the specialist insolvency education requirements to become a registered liquidator or registered trustee.


Full price: $4,055* (GST inclusive)**

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

** The price of this course is comprised of a $3,686.36 course fee plus $368.64 GST. 

Additional course information

Privacy notice

By enrolling in this course, participants give consent for UTS to disclose relevant enrolment information, including final results, to ARITA in order to verify that prerequisites have been met and confirm participants’ academic progress toward completion of the University component of the ARITA Advanced Certification.

Specific refund arrangements for ARITA courses

With reference to the UTS Open Terms & Conditions, please note that Specific Refund Arrangements are in place for this course. Please refer to the ARITA website for confirmation of the Enrolment and Cancellation policies for all courses which form part of the ARITA Advanced Certification.


Your enrolment will be confirmed immediately when paying with a credit or debit card via our secure online portal.

Alternatively, ABN holders can request an invoice for payment by EFT. Please note that an enrolment via invoice will remain in Pending status until the payment has been reconciled in UTS accounts; we recommend allowing at least 3 working days after your organisation makes the Electronic Funds Transfer for receipt to be confirmed.

Other information

Details of the ARITA Advanced Certification program, including further details about this subject, are available on the ARITA website, or email ARITA’s Education team at: education@arita.com.au or Tel: +61 (02) 8004 4351.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Who is this course for?

This course is particularly suitable for:

  • Insolvency professionals
  • Restructuring and turnaround professionals
  • Legal professionals working in insolvency, restructuring and turnaround
  • Credit managers
  • Banking and finance professionals
  • Accountants.

Book a session

Mon 31 Jul 2023 -
Mon 06 Nov 2023
Expert: Dr Lézelle Jacobs
  • This course will be delivered online.
  • Online

Enrolments are scheduled to close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 21 July 2023 or when space is exhausted.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.