Resources for consultants
Information on becoming an EMDG Consultant (PDF)
EMDG Extended Lodgement Consultant QIP Determination 2012 (PDF)
This section provides resources for EMDG Consultants.
Applications for self-prepared claims for the 2015-16 grant year, and for lodgement by Consultants not approved for extended lodgement are open from 1 July 2016 until midnight Australian Eastern Daylight time (AEDT ) 30 November 2016.
From 1 July 2014, provisions preventing the payment of EMDG grants to applicants engaging an EMDG consultant who is assessed to be a not fit and proper person will apply. The relevant Guideline and its Explanatory Statement can be accessed on the Australian Government’s ComLaw website.
The application form is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox (latest 2 versions - Firefox automatically updates). Also acceptable is Windows Internet Explorer 9+, Safari 5.0+.
Google Chrome is not supported by AUSkey, so is not recommended.
Microsoft have released a new browser called 'Microsoft Edge' with Windows 10 Microsoft Edge is not supported for AUSkey and is the default browser for Windows 10 operating system. You are still able to use Internet Explorer (IE) 11 with Windows 10. To select IE11 go to start=> All applications=> Windows=> Internet Explorer. Read more about AUSkey browser compatibility.
Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 600.
To prevent errors, please do not use your browser “Back” button to move between pages in the application form.
Austrade must receive your completed application form and required documents between 1 July 2016 and midnight 30 November 2016 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) i.e. Canberra time, or midnight 28 February 2017 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) if your application is lodged through an EMDG Consultant approved for extended lodgement under the EMDG Consultant Quality Incentive Program. Grants consultants usually charge on a success fee basis.
PLEASE NOTE: Your application is only received by Austrade when you click the green "SUBMIT" button at the end of the form.
MS EXCEL TEMPLATES - to be saved in .csv (comma-separated-value) format
Instructions (PDF) on how to use these templates and how to save in .csv format for uploading into on-line application form:
Expenses and Earnings schedules will be available for the 2015-16 grant year in mid to late June 2016.