TPB-approved courses in Australian Taxation Law and Commercial Law
Your pathway to becoming a registered tax agent in Australia
Want to become a tax agent and already have a diploma or degree in accounting?
These courses are ideal for those with a primary financial qualification, or accountants with international qualifications, who need to study additional units to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) in order to become a tax agent.
The courses are nationally recognised and cover the relevant Skill Sets as approved by the TPB. Other conditions apply – please refer to Education Requirements for Tax Agents.
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Developed in consultation with industry partner Tax & Super Australia
TPB Approved - Board approved courses
Enrol in only the units you need - One or multiple units
From $545 per unit - 1 unit $645, 2 units, $595 each, 3+ units $545 each
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Express Diploma of Accounting + Tax
Our Express Diploma of Accounting + Taxation package is specifically designed for those with accounting experience who need to obtain a primary qualification to become a registered tax agent. The package is TPB approved and meets the education requirements for tax agents.
Australian Taxation Law
FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the concepts and application of Australian Tax Law.
FNSSS00005 Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.
Our Tax Practitioner Board approved course for tax agents in Australian taxation law is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.
ASSOCIATE 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 of Applied Education, we cover your fees for a 12-month Associate Membership with Tax & Super Australia. This full-benefit 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 + Tax. Key benefits to this membership include:
Tax & Support Australia provide extensive support to their members during the process of registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.
These essential guides are available online along with Rates & Threshold Pocket Guide and an extensive range of publications, tools and resources.
On successful completion you will receive post-nominals ATPA (Associate of TAI Practitioners & Advisers Ltd). These post-nominals on your business card and website show that you are a recognised tax professional with a registered tax association.
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Each unit of study may take up to 120 hours of study and assessment time.
Students will have up to 12 months to complete the course.
Tax Agent units require the purchase of hard copy textbooks. A link will be provided for you to order these direct from the publisher, with discounts available to Applied Education students when purchasing 3 or more books.
1) Preliminary Assessments
Before participating in Tax Agent Registration Units you will be required to complete simple preliminary assessments which include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test and a Work Health and Safety Assessment. Please note it is now also a requirement of the Financial Services Training Package that your oral communication skills be assessed as part of your course. For online students, this will require the submission of a voice recording of a role-play conversation between yourself and others (further details will be provided upon enrolment).
2) Unit Assessments
Assessments are submitted via our online student portal and comprise of multiple choice quizzes, short answer questions and calculations. These assessments are open book and can be completed from your home, office or classroom.
Tax Practitioners Board Licensing Course units include an exam component, which needs to be independently supervised. Exams are three-hour, open-book assessments comprising of short answer and multiple choice questions, very similar in format to the unit assessments.
Exams must be completed within your course duration period. Prior to your exam, you will need to complete and return the Supervisor Nomination Form to Applied Education detailing your supervisor's information, contact details and the elected date of your assessment.
Exams can be undertaken at any location and time of your choosing, with the only condition being that you have a nominated supervisor present. Your supervisor can be any person of responsibility such as a registered tax agent, member of an accounting professional body, public servant, doctor, nurse, police officer, director etc.
If you cannot arrange a supervisor then we offer the following options for conducting your supervised assessment:
Skype Online - online supervised exam with one of our staff members
Perth Training Centre - Level 1, 524 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
Melbourne Training Centre - Level 27, 101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney Training Centre - Level 26, 44 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
Adelaide Training Centre - Level 30, Westpac House, 91 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
Brisbane Training Centre - Level 19, 10 Eagle St, Brisbane QLD 4000
The course cost varies depending on the number of units enrolled in:
Single Unit: $645
2 Units: $595 each
3+ Units: $545 each
Concessions on Courses
Concession pricing is available for eligible students as per the Student Handbook. Proof of concession must be provided at the time of enrolment; please contact us to apply for a concession rate when enrolling.