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Tax Agent Pathway

Become a certified tax agent & expand your career pathway

TPB Tax Practitioners Board Approved Tax Agent Units
Start Date Anytime - Instant Access
Delivery Online Course

If you are looking forward to a career as a Registered Tax Agent, Applied Education has a variety of pathways to get you there as fast as possible. Our tax pathway courses will provide you with all skills you will need to meet the educational requirements to be a Registered Tax Agent.

Pathway Options to Become a Tax Agent

Degree in Accounting or another discipline?
Add Tax Agent Units only

From 1 to 6 units of study

Australian Taxation Law + Commercial Law Units + Basic Accountancy Principles

Enrol in only the units you need, all Tax Board approved

Student Membership with Tax & Super Australia

Online Learning - start anytime, study units in any sequence

Certificate IV
or No Prior Qualification?
Start here

From 4 to 10 units of study

Ideal for those with experience in accounting without the required qualification

Gain the skill set for direct entry to the Diploma of Accounting

Credit transfers available, contact us to discuss

Achieve the Diploma with the tax units included

Not sure which course is right for you? Completed prior units and may be eligible for credits? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course coordinator or book an enrolment consultation.

If you are looking forward to a career as a Registered Tax Agent, Applied Education has a variety of pathways to get you there as fast as possible. Our tax pathway courses will provide you with all skills you will need to meet the educational requirements to be Registered Tax Agent.

What is the Tax Agent Pathway?

We offer 4 pathways to becoming a Tax Agent.

  1. No formal qualification? You need to start with the prerequisite Units. Once this is completed, we credit transfer you into the Diploma of Accounting + Tax which contains the required TPB Tax Agent units.
  2. Completed a course like the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, then we will credit transfer you into the Diploma of Accounting + Tax.
  3. Already have a degree other than Law or Accounting? Study the Tax Practitioners Board approved courses
  4. Have a Diploma of Accounting or higher? Enrol in only the Tax Agent Registration units that you need to completed as confirmed by the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB).
  • Tax & Super Australia Student Membership

    Tax & Super Australia student membership included

  • Tax Practitioners Board Approved

    TPB approved for BAS Agent registration

  • Amazing Support

    Expert trainers and passionate support

  • Online Video Learning

    Tutorials available for key learning concepts

Student Membership Included

Tax & Super Australia

Applied Education has partnered with Tax & Super Australia to provide you with the tools and resources you need to thrive in your study and professional career.

As a Tax student at Applied Education you will receive, at no additional cost to you, a 12-month Student Membership with Tax & Super Australia. This membership is specifically designed to help you complete your study and prepare you for your future career as a Tax Professional with one of Australia's leading Recognised Tax Associations.

This offer is only available to tax students if you enrol in our TPB Tax Units, Diploma of Accounting + Tax or Advanced Diploma of Accounting.  Key benefits to this membership include:

Tax and Super Australia Membership

For information on the full range of benefits of this membership to Tax & Super Australia click here.

How to become a Tax Agent

The education requirements to become a Tax Agent, as set by the Tax Practitioners Board, that you need to acquire are:

Tax Agent Pathway course options 2022

From AUD 545

Required tools:

- A computer
- Internet connection
- Purchase hard copy textbooks for tax units

Required qualifications

To become a registered tax agent in Australia, individuals must meet certain requirements that are set by the Tax Practitioners Board.

These requirements include a primary qualification, Board-approved courses, relevant experience and other criteria.

1. Primary qualification

Being a nationally recognised Diploma of Accounting or higher. If you don't have one, consider getting a nationally recognised an accounting qualification from Applied Education.

2. TPB approved taxation and law units.

Board approved courses must be undertaken with an approved course provider for it to count towards meeting the education requirements for registration as a tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser.

3. In addition to these qualifications, you will also need:

- relevant work experience.
- be over 18 years of age and a fit and proper person.
- have the required professional indemnity insurance.

Student Support - The Applied Education Difference

  • Amazing Support

    Every student receives help getting started
    and can book a welcome call

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Study Group and Online Forums

  • Phone Support

    Talk to Assessors & Student Services Team

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