Knowledge Shop Professional Development

The Christmas Edition 

Knowledge Shop PD

Just for Knowledge Shop members
Pragmatic updates on the important issues
Straight-to-the-point sessions


Calling all Knowledge Shop members.  Join us for this special member only event - everything you need to keep up to date and ahead of the game in 3 hours. And afterwards, join us for end of year drinks and food! 

Who can attend?

Knowledge Shop PD is a member only event delivered quarterly in seven locations across Australia. Two team members from member firms can attend free.  Extra team members are more than welcome at a minimal cost.

Register for November/December PD
(note the earlier start times)


Log into the member website to register.  Be quick - PD books out early! 




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November/December Dates

PD registrations are now open



12 November


15 November


19 November


26 November


29 November


3 December



6 December


Everything you need to keep up to date and

ahead of the game in 3 hours!

SME focussed tax change

Tax & Accounting

In addition to all the changes announced by the Government in the Federal Budget, the ATO has been busy releasing updated guidance on a range of issues that are relevant to small and medium businesses.

This sessions brings you up to date with the latest ATO guidance including:
  • Changes to the approach used to determine whether a lease should really be treated as a hire purchase
  • How to determine the residency status of a company set up overseas
  • On-lending arrangements involving discretionary trusts, and
  • The way profits from a professional practice are allocated.

New guidelines for property projects

Tax & Accounting

The tax implications relating to property development activities can be complex - even when the activity is small scale or a ‘one off’ project. Capital vs revenue, carrying on a business vs isolated profit making undertaking, GST obligations - all of these issues can cause a significant amount of confusion.

This session works through the ATO's latest guidance on property and construction activities. We explain the decision-making process used by the ATO on a range of property development scenarios and also cover a range of practical scenarios to help you identify the correct tax treatment, the steps that can be taken to clarify the client's tax position, and minimise any risks that may be faced.

SMSF: What’s new from 1 July 2018


A number of the proposed measures announced in both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Federal Budgets come into effect from 1 July 2018.

This session identifies how these changes affect your clients and the impact on the work you carry out for them:

  • Eligibility to make superannuation downsizer contributions
  • How to carry forward unused concessional contribution amounts
  • Release of benefits under the Superannuation First Home Saver Scheme
  • How the death of a spouse affects the transfer balance cap, and
  • TBAR reporting requirements - key dates and issues


So, what do you say?


Members please log in from the registration page or register through the member-only website.

More on membership

Terms & Conditions 

All registrations to Knowledge Shop events are subject to our terms and conditions which include a cancellation policy. No refunds are provided for cancellations received 2 days or less of the PD event date under any circumstances. 



Monday 12 November
68 Market St, Sydney


Thursday 15 November
Duxton Hotel
1 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Monday 19 November
Brisbane Hilton
190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane


Monday 26 November
Rendezvous Hotel
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne


Thursday 29 November
Rockford Adelaide Hotel
164 Hindley Street, Adelaide


Monday 3 December
Venue TBC


Thursday 6 December
Holiday Inn
18-40 Anderson Street, Parramatta

Times (local)

Brisbane, Melbourne, Parramatta & Sydney
2:30 - 3:00pm  Registration 
3:00 - 6:30pm PD
6:30pm - 7:30pm End of year drinks


12:30 - 1:00pm Registration 
1:00 - 4:30pm PD
4:30pm - 5:30pm End of year drinks


1:30 - 1:45pm Registration
1:45 - 5:15pm PD
5:15 - 6:15pm End of year drinks


2:00 - 2:30pm Registration 
2:30 - 6:00pm PD
6:00 - 7:00pm End of year drinks


2 team members attend for free

Additional attendees
$125 (GST incl)

PD Hours 3 | Notes Comprehensive workbook included | Materials Notes and training resources available on PD archive post series