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 agent 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 the Institute of Financial Professionals Australia (formerly known as Tax & Super Australia)
Online Learning - start anytime, study units in any sequence
Diploma of Accounting with tax electives and prerequisite units
Up to 15 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
If you are looking forward to a career as a Registered Tax Agent, Applied Education has a variety of study options 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.
- No formal qualification? You need to start with the prerequisite Units. Once this is completed, we credit transfer you into the Diploma of Accounting with tax electives which contains the required TPB Tax Agent units.
- Completed a course like the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, then we will credit transfer you into the Diploma of Accounting with tax electives.
- Already have a degree other than Law or Accounting? Study the Tax Practitioners Board approved courses
- 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).
Institute of Financial Professionals
(formerly known as Tax & Super Australia) Student Membership included
Tax Practitioners Board Approved
TPB approved for BAS Agent registration
Expert trainers and passionate support
Online Video Learning
Tutorials available for key learning concepts
Student Membership Included
Institute of Financial Professionals Australia
(formerly known as Tax & Super Australia)
Applied Education has partnered with the Institute of Financial Professionals Australia (formerly known as 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 the Institute of Financial Professionals Australia (formerly known as 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 with tax electives or Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Key benefits to this membership include:
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:
From AUD 545
These requirements include a primary qualification, Board-approved courses, relevant experience and other criteria.
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.
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.
- 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
Every student receives help getting started
and can book a welcome call
Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement
Facebook & Student Forums
Dedicated Facebook Study Group and Online Forums
Talk to Assessors & Student Services Team