Knowledge Shop Professional Development

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. 

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.


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Mon 20 May


Thu 23 May


Mon 27 May


Thu 30 May

 Sydney & Online

Mon 3 June


Thu 6 June


Wed 12 June


Everything you need to keep up to date and ahead of the game in 3 hours!

Navigating the black economy blitz

Tax & Accounting

In recent years, the Government has made significant changes to the tax system to prevent tax revenue from being lost to the black economy. This includes the introduction of the GST withholding system, the taxable payment reporting rules and new rules which will prevent a deduction from being claimed for certain payments unless PAYG withholding obligations have been met.

In this session we focus on the latest changes in this area and the practical issues that practitioners will need to consider as they help clients navigate these new rules.


Post-election superannuation imperatives


The post-election superannuation essentials you need to know. Regardless of who wins, we’ll take you through the policy impacts on your practice and your clients.


If the ALP form Government, the implications of the imputation changes, changes to contribution rates, the SG changes, and SMSF borrowing and the alternatives.


We’ll also cover the critical FY 2019 and 2020 compliance issues before we head into the new financial year.

Preparing for year-end tax planning and compliance

Tax & Accounting

As 30 June is rapidly approaching, now is the time to start considering year-end tax planning for clients and ensure that you are across the latest tax developments (or lack of developments) in key areas.

In this session, we cover a number of significant changes that will impact on clients for the 2019 and 2020 tax years, including the brand new immediate deduction rules for depreciating assets that apply to small and medium sized businesses. We also cover the expanded single touch payroll reporting rules that apply from 1 July 2019 and the concessions that apply to micro businesses.

Lending, SMEs and investors: Are market conditions killing growth and stifling cashflow?


The media is full of commentary about the tightening of lending conditions. For SMEs, fast growth businesses and investors, the post Royal Commission lending environment is a pessimistic one. Property prices are declining and the uncertainty created by the election has put many decisions on hold.


In this special session, EWA finance share their market knowledge about current lending conditions and the implications for your clients:


  • What, apart from softer property prices, is driving tighter credit conditions
  • Your role in client’s finance applications from a lender’s perspective
  • What lenders are looking for when assessing credit applications and how to package this
  • Strategies for interest only loans where property values have fallen
  • What’s a reasonable interest rate is in the current market?
  • Get a feel for which industries are “in” and which are “out”
  • What to be mindful of when dealing with clients’ Loan Covenants


7 locations | 3 PD hours | Workbooks provided | Access to PD recording

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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. 

2019 May / June Dates


Monday 20 May 2019
Wests New Lambton - Bowls Club
1a Tauranga Road, New Lambton


Thursday 23 May 2019
Mercure Brisbane 
85-87 North Quay, Brisbane


Monday 27 May 2019
Duxton Hotel
1 St Georges Tce, Perth


Thursday 30 May 2019
Rendezvous Hotel
328 Flinders St, Melbourne


Monday 3 June 2019
68 Market St, Sydney

Online (regional members only)

Monday 3 June 2019


Thursday 6 June 2019
Holiday Inn
18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta


Wednesday 12 June 2019
Adelaide Rockford
164 Hindley St, Adelaide

Times (local)

Brisbane, Melbourne, 
Parramatta & Sydney
3:00 - 3:30pm  Registration 
3:30 - 7:00pm PD


1:00 - 1:30pm Registration 
1:30 - 5:00pm PD


2:30 - 3:00pm Registration 
3:00 - 6:30pm PD


1:30 - 1:45pm Registration 
1:45 - 5:15pm PD

Online (regional members only)

3:00 - 3:30pm AEST Join online
3:30 - 7:00pm PD


2 team members attend for free

Additional attendees
$100 (GST incl)