BAS and Payroll Course
Obtain a nationally recognised BAS Agent Course qualification that’s ideal for bookkeepers who already possess an approved older qualification.
This course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for BAS preparers from the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, as a Board-approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles (GST/BAS course).
Study our BAS and Payroll courses to obtain the skills to confidently prepare and manage payroll and BAS day to day.
Choose between the complete course or just the units you require to meet TPB requirements
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Units of Competency
FNSSS00004 - BAS Agent Registration Skill Set
The BAS Agent Registration course consists of two units of study:
- AEBA01 - GST Law and Activity Statements
(equivalent to FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements)
- AEBA02 - Payroll administration and practice
(equivalent to FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems)
The course covers the Tax Agent Services Act (TASA) and Code of Professional Conduct.
TPB Approved - Board approved course
Online Learning - Start any time
Enrol in only the units you need - One or both units
2-unit combo price $595 - Single unit $379 each
- The BAS Agent course has a 12 month duration, with a 3 month extension available at no additional cost if required. Extensions beyond this period are assessed based on individual circumstances.
- There is no minimum time limit to complete the course.
- You choose the pace of study to suit your personal situation.
- Students familiar with bookkeeping and accounting concepts may complete the two units in as little as 1 month to 2 months, particularly classroom or online learning students who follow our classroom tutorials completing one unit per week.
The TPB BAS Agent Course study manuals, online tutorials and class recordings are packed with high quality content, with plenty of visuals and practice exercises to keep the study varied and interesting.
You will also have access to a team of qualified trainers to ensure you get the most out of the materials.
Electronic manuals are included with each course, in addition you can purchase hard copies for a small fee.
1) Preliminary Assessments
Before participating in the BAS Agent Registration Course 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 that 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.
BAS units require the use of accounting software, and can be completed in any accounting package such as Xero, Reckon One, or MYOB student version (supplied). The unit FNSTPB401 course materials is written in MYOB and as such it is recommended that the assessments are done in MYOB. Experience bookkeepers however are permitted to undertake the exam in other packages. The unit FNSTPB402 can be completed in your choice of either Reckon, Xero or MYOB
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 also 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
Microsoft Windows is the preferred operating system for the study of this course. All student data files are supplied in Windows format.
Windows operating system is required or you will need to purchase a windows "emulator" for your mac computer to install MYOB windows version
Internet access – reliable internet connection (such as ADSL) required. All data files, learning activities and MYOB software are available to download via our student portal.
Free fundamentals online learning bundle included
Choose from one of below additional learning included free with your enrolment.
CPE Club 12 Months Access
- Live & Recorded Webinar Training
- Meet ongoing CPD requirements for BAS Agents
- Certificate of Participation
- RRP $495
Xero & MYOB Fundamentals (Popular)
- Xero Accounting & Payroll Online
- Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping Online
- Latest release 2019-2020
- RRP $744
- 3 Short courses
- GST & BAS Workshop
- Salary Packaging
- Terminations Workshop
- RRP $547
BAS Agent Information
To become a registered BAS 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 requirements include having at least a Certificate IV in Financial Services (bookkeeping or accounting), as well as a board-approved course in GST and BAS taxation principles, plus enough relevant and recent experience within the field.
Applied Education also offers the full FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course.
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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 FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.
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