Tax Agent Pathway

Become a certified tax agent & expand your career pathway

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

No Prior Qualification?
Start here-Accounting Pathway Prerequisite Units

4 units of study
  • Ideal for those with experience in accounting without a relevant qualification
  • Gain the skill set for direct entry to the Diploma of Accounting
  • Complete only 4 units
    in 6 months
  • Online Learning
    Enrol now, start now

Have a Cert IV?
Diploma of Accounting
then add Tax Units

From 10 units of study
  • For those with Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Accounting
  • Credit transfers available,
    contact us to discuss
  • Achieve the Diploma with the
    tax units included
  • Student Membership with
    Tax & Super Australia

Not sure which course is right for you? Completed prior units and may be eligible for credits? Book a consultation with a course coordinator.

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 Practitioners Board

These tax agent courses meet the education requirements to become a Tax Agent in Australia for registration and certification with Tax Practitioners Board.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Recognised in all states and territories of Australia

Online Learning

Start any time and study at your own pace

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 breakdown

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 Student Support Team and
    Ticket Lodgement to track support

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Support Group - Over 2,000 student only members. Dedicated Forums

  • Phone Support

    Assessors & Student Services Team available

Accreditation & industry partners

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Tax and Super Australia Membership
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