If you undertake an investment training course can you claim it as self education? I got this of the ATO website Claiming self-education expenses What are self-education expenses? Self-education expenses are expenses that you incur when you undertake a work-related course to obtain a formal qualification from a school, college, university or other place of education. The course must have a sufficient connection to your current employment, that is, the course: * maintains or improves the specific skills or knowledge you require in your current employment, or * results in, or is likely to result in, an increase in your income from your current employment. You cannot claim a deduction for self-education expenses for a course that does not have a sufficient connection to your current employment even though: Which kind leads me to think no? Is this correct? Are there other ways to claim the cost of attending/completing an investment course?