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Tax Agent Registration Course

FNSSS00005 - FNSSS00008
Your pathway to becoming a registered tax agent in Australia

TPB approved courses in Australian Taxation Law and Commercial Law

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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Tax Agent Registration Skill Set Online Course

Online Learning
Instant Access

Study at your own pace


Complete your studies at a time that fits in with your lifestyle
or work commitments.

Enrol in only the units you require as confirmed by the TPB

Dedicated support - Bonus upskill courses


Commence any time

$645 for 1 unit

2 Units $595 each, 3 or more $545 each

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.

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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.

Course Content

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

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

Course Information

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.

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.

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
  • Videos and webinars
  • 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.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However if you do not have a Diploma in Accounting equivalent or higher qualification then you may need to complete the Diploma of Accounting course to become a registered tax agent.

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 
  • AETL001 Individual Taxation unit has Instructor led online tutorials to accompany textbook
  • Video tutorials and webinars available for FNSACC414

Pre-course

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.

Exams

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 27, 101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney Training Centre - Level 26, 44 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
Brisbane Training Centre - Level 19, 10 Eagle St, Brisbane QLD 4000

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.

The units of study for tax agent application program form part of

Key Benefits

Accounting Experts

Applied Education love Bookkeeping and Accounting, we have been delivering bookkeeping and payroll courses since 1999.

TPB Approved

Approved by the Tax Practitioners Board for TPB Registration as a Tax Agent.

Amazing Support

Accounting is our passion, all our trainers and assessors have qualifications and experience in accounting and education.

Tax & Super Australia

Developed in consultation with industry partner Tax & Super Australia

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.

Free Fundamentals Bundle Included

Choose 1 FREE bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.

Perfect to meet CPE/CPD requirements and upskill.

Microsoft
Fundamentals

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)

Payroll
Fundamentals

4 Online Courses
Payroll Administration
Salary Packaging
GST & BAS
Terminations

(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. Contact a Course Adviser on 1800 678 073 before you enrol.

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

Nationally Recognised Training

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.

The Tax Agent Registration Course is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

Accreditation & Industry partners

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