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Tax Agent Registration Course

Your pathway to becoming a registered tax agent in Australia
FNSSS00005 Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set

TPB approved online courses in Australian Taxation Law and Commercial Law for Tax Agent Certification

Want to become a tax agent and already have a diploma or degree in accounting?

These online 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) to become a tax agent.

The tax agent certification course is nationally recognised and covers the relevant Skill Sets as approved by the TPB. Other conditions apply – please refer to Education Requirements for Tax Agents

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  • Accounting Experts

    Training experts since 1999

  • Tax Practitioners Board Approved

    TPB approved for Tax Agent registration

  • Amazing Support

    Expert trainers and passionate support

  • Tax and Super Membership

    12-month student membership with Tax and Super Australia

Tax Agent Pathway Course Options

FNSSS00005 Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set

Study by the Unit for Tax Agent Registration

Choose your Units

from $580 RRP $645 for 1 unit

or 2 units $535 each RRP $595 each
or 3 to 4 units $490 each RRP $ $545 each

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Australian Tax & Commercial Law for Tax Agents

Enrol in all 5 units (Commercial Law and Tax Law)


RRP $2390

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Dedicated support - Bonus upskill courses

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.

Course Content

Enrol in only the Tax units you need for TPB tax agent regsitration & certification

Australian Taxation Law
FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
(Tax Documentation)

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the concepts and application of Australian Tax Law.

Commercial Law
FNSSS00005 Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set

Course in Basic Accountancy Principles
approved by the Board

How to become a registered Tax Agent?

To become a registered Tax Agent, the Tax Practitioners Board will assess your qualifications and experience to ensure you satisfy the requirements outlined in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (TASR). More information on this can be found here.

The current education requirements to become a registered Tax Agent, including having at least a Diploma of Accounting as well as a board-approved courses.

In addition to the board-approved tax agent course, Applied Education offers the TPB BAS Agent Skill Set and the Diploma of Accounting.

Course Information

FNSSS00005 Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set

Upfront Payment

Per unit cost - 1 Unit $645, 2 Units $595 each, 3 or more $545 each

Payment Plans

We understand not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer payment plans to get you moving faster towards your future. The Tax Agent Registration Course is eligible for a 6-month payment plan.

  • An administration fee of $100 is added for this option
  • A $250 deposit is processed at the commencement of the course
  • The remainder is paid over 6 equal monthly instalments
  • All you need is a valid credit or debit card

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.

Refund Policy

Refer to the Student Handbook for our refund policy. This course includes a non-refundable administration fee of $250.

The duration for this course is 12 months. There is no minimum timeframe, students enrolled in one one unit and who are very familiar with the tax and law concepts may complete the course in less time.

Each unit of study may take up to 120 hours of study and assessment time.

For Taxation and Law units, textbooks are required to be purchased separately from the publisher. Applied Education students receive a discount when ordering through our supplier, full details are provided with enrolment. They can be purchased individually or in bulk direct for around $600.

For Basic Accounting Principles, course training manuals are supplied in digital non-printable format. A hard copy version, for FNSACC414, can be purchased through the student platform when you have enrolled.

We also supply additional learning material including:

  • Course Presentation Slides
  • Summary Notes
  • Resources and Publications, where applicable
  • Video tutorials covering key learning concepts are available for Basic Accountant Principles, AECL001 Corporations and Trusts Law and AECL003 Contract and Consumer Law.

Online Self Paced Study

You decide the pace and how quickly you want to move through the course. 

These units are completed through Online study. This is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn when and where you want.

We provide you with the following:

  • Quality materials
  • Amazing Support from our assessors and student support team
  • Online assessments and exams
  • Student Facebook group

The Tax Agent Registration Course, including Skill Sets FNSSS00005 and FNSSS00008 and the course in Basic Accountancy Principles, have been developed to give you flexibility so that you can study at your own pace, in your own time and in your own environment. The best part is, with Applied Education we provide a high level of support for all our students and are here with you in your study journey.

The Diploma of Accounting is the minimum education requirement to become a registered tax agent. If you do not have a Diploma in Accounting equivalent or higher qualification, learn more about the requirements to become a registered tax agent.

To enrol in AETL002 Taxation of Legal Entities (equivalent to FNSACC601 Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities), you MUST either:

  • have completed FNSACC522 Prepare tax documentation for individuals or equivalent or
  • include the unit in your enrolment, and achieve competency in the unit FNSACC5222 Prepare tax documentation for individuals or equivalent, prior to commencing FNSACC601.

This is not a requirement of the Tax Practitioners Board, but a requirement of ASQA, the national regulator for vocational education.


Before starting, you will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. This quick questionnaire is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you in your studies.

Introductory Requirements & Units

The Introductory Requirements include an Oral Communication Skills Assessment and a Work Health and Safety Assessment.

The Unit assessments and examinations are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted online via our student portal. They are conducted open book from either your home or office, and comprise theoretical and practical exercises.


Some 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, independent supervisor present. Your supervisor can be a person of responsibility such as a registered tax agent, member of an accounting professional body, public servant, doctor, nurse, police officer, director etc. who does not have a close personal or professional relationship with you.

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 10, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney Training Centre - Level 14, 275 Alfred St, North Sydney NSW 2060
Brisbane Training Centre - Level 1, 241 Adelaide St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Adelaide Training Centre - Level 2, 70 Hindmarsh Sq, Adelaide SA 5000

If you require supervision of an assessment by Applied Education, additional costs may apply. Refer to Student Handbook.

You will also need Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Internet access – a reliable internet connection is required. All data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.

This course meets the education requirements to become a registered tax agent in Australia. You may also be eligible for credit transfers to study the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

At Applied Education, we believe in equipping our students with the tools they need to succeed. That's why we're proud to offer a complimentary Office 365 A1 subscription to all of our students. This includes access to Microsoft's web-version of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, as well as your very own student email address. Not only will you be able to create and collaborate on amazing content with the 365 Office app, but your student email address also comes with exclusive discounts and special student pricing at many popular businesses and online stores. Start taking advantage of this as soon as you enrol.

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Student Membership Included

Institute of Financial Professionals 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.

Tax students* at Applied Education receive, at no additional cost, 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 Tax Associations.

*This offer is available if you enrol in the Tax Agent Registration Course, Diploma of Accounting with tax electives or Advanced Diploma of Accounting.  Key benefits to this membership include:

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For information on the full range of benefits of this Institute of Financial Professionals Australia (formerly known as Tax & Super Australia) membership, click here.

All Short Courses Bundles Included - 12 Bonus Courses

Receive all 3 bundles for FREE!
Choose 1 FREE Fundamentals bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.
Perfect to meet CPE/CPD requirements and upskill.


5 Online Courses
Excel Introductory & Intermediate
Word Introductory & Intermediate
Microsoft Outlook

(Bundle value $495)

Xero & MYOB
Fundamentals (Popular)

3 Online Courses
Certificate in Xero Accounting
Certificate in Xero Payroll
Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping

(Bundle value $685)


4 Online Courses
Payroll Administration
Salary Packaging

(Bundle value $695)

* If you are applying for funding for this course, there may be restrictions on Free Bundles depending on government funding eligibility requirements.

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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

Accreditation & Industry Partners

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.

Nationally Recognised Training - FNSSS00005 Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Release status: current) and FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Release status: current) are recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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