The educational arm of Chelco VAT Ltd, the Chelco VAT International Academy, has been delivering high-end educational events since 2016, while recently it launched a first-of-its-kind in Cyprus expert diploma in VAT called the Diploma in VAT Excellence (DiVE).
The Chelco VAT International Academy is the result of years of training, planning and preparation to offer VAT-dedicated knowledge to VAT advisors, VAT Officers working in tax administration, professionals in the industry that deal with VAT matters as well as to anyone who wishes to broaden and further sharpen their understanding of VAT.
Topics that are addressed by the Chelco VAT International Academy cover the VAT aspects of specific areas of legislation and specific types of transactions or specific industries, offering attendees an unprecedented level of comprehension and specialisation on the subject matters
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Diploma in VAT Excellence (DiVE)
DiVE INTO THE WORLD OF VAT
The Chelco VAT International Academy is proud to announce that it is now accepting registrations for the Diploma in VAT Excellence (DiVE), for the academic year 2023-2024.
What is DiVE?
The Diploma in VAT Excellence is a course spanning a period of 10-months, which elevates Value Added Tax knowledge to the level of a VAT expert, with an emphasis on the Cyprus VAT legislation.
The world of VAT requires dedication and knowledge to tackle the complexities of the legislation. Attending a seminar, conference or a short course may be enlightening to an extent, but is certainly not sufficient as a basis for providing VAT advice or offering VAT compliance services. The purpose of DiVE is to allow individuals and/or businesses to invest in a solid foundation on which they can then offer or apply the knowledge gained to service their own VAT requirements or those of their clients.
The course will commence in September 2023 with completion in June 2024 and will be taught by Academy Lead Instructor, Alexis Tsielepis, as well as guest VAT experts from Cyprus and abroad. This is the 3rd DiVE program, with the 2nd ending in June 2023.
The course will cover:
- Detailed analysis of the VAT Directive, and how certain provisions have been transposed in the Cyprus VAT legislation;
- Detailed analysis of 50 key VAT judgments of the European Court of Justice;
- 1-on-1 workshops that offer the best personalised learning environment;
- Free participation for all seminars/webinars and events hosted by the Chelco VAT International Academy during the period of their registration;
- A 3-hour written and a 1-hour oral examination in June 2024;
- Successful candidates will receive the Diploma in VAT Excellence issued by the Chelco VAT International Academy.
The topics that will be analysed in detail as part of the course will be:
Training may take place through a mixture of face-to-face sessions and online learning.
The official language of the diploma is English. Places are limited to 10 persons.
What is the cost of DiVE and when are payments due?The cost of DiVE:
For early bird registrations received before 1 August 2023
For registrations received on or after 1 August 2023
* Invoiced in 3 equal installments on Registration, 1 December 2023 and 31 March 2024.
“ DiVE is hands down the best professional course I have attended and to anyone who really wants to understand VAT, I would say: Just DiVE! ”
Director - Stratus Associates Ltd
“ Alexis Tsielepis has the knowledge, he is willing to share it and he is certainly able to do so. He is also an inspiration, a good person to be around and he can make the journey enjoyable. ”
Head of Financial Services - Sfertos Management Ltd
“ I can think of only one person that has the pure knowledge and passion to teach VAT and this is Alexis Tsielepis. For me, he is my VAT super hero, VATMAN! ”
Director - Computantis Services Ltd
“ The only way to obtain a comprehensive understanding of VAT legislation to the level of a true expert is to DiVE!
I now feel confident to deal with VAT cases that I face daily on a personal and professional level. Definitely recommended. ”
Head of Accounting Department - M. Target Business Consultants Ltd
“ DiVE is by far the best professional training course available in Cyprus. I personally recommend this course to all professionals in the law profession. A powerful tool in our arsenal at all stages of a commercial transaction…. ”
Senior Associate - Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC
When are the classes held and for how long?
Class dates are agreed with all candidates before being effected. The dates are spread out to allow candidates to continue to work uninterruptedly throughout the diploma.
Each teaching day commences at 9:00am and finishes at 5:00pm.
The written and oral exams would normally take place during the last week of June 2024, however this will be agreed upon with all candidates beforehand.
Where are the classes held?
The venue is normally the Columbia Plaza Venue Centre in Limassol although there may be days where the venue is moved to Nicosia or to an alternative location in Limassol or elsewhere. All changes will be agreed upon with candidates beforehand.
Registrations are now open!