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FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Course

Your pathway to becoming a registered BAS Agent in Australia

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 the BAS and Payroll courses to obtain the skills to prepare and manage payroll and BAS day to day confidently.

Choose between the complete course or just the units you require to meet TPB requirements. The course includes comprehensive tutorials and access to Xero and MYOB software.

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Tax Practitioners Board Approved Course

Enrol in only the units you need

AEBA01 - GST Law and Activity Statements
Equivalent to FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
AEBA02 - Payroll Administration and Practice
Equivalent to FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Includes the Tax Agent Services Act (TASA) and Code of Professional Conduct.

$695 for both units
$429 for 1 unit

Payment Plan Available $81.67 per week for 9 weekly instalments.

Online Classroom Lecture Series

Everything the self-paced course offers PLUS

4 weekly online Lectures on Mondays
9 am to 12 pm (AWST) /
11 am to 2pm (AEST)
followed by Q&A session

Starts 22 April 2024

Presented by our expert trainers cover high-level overview using Xero
Lectures complement the video tutorial

AEBA01 - GST Law and Activity Statements
AEBA02 - Payroll Administration and Practice

$895 for both units

BAS Agent Registration 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 FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course.

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.

  • Bookkeeping Experts

    Training experts since 1999

  • Tax Practitioners Board Approved

    TPB approved for BAS Agent registration

  • Amazing Learning Resources

    Video tutorials and free learning bundles

  • Learn Xero or MYOB

    Both MYOB and Xero options included with the course

FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Course

Let's take a look at what you are going to learn and important course information to know before you enrol.

Each Online Lecture is up to 3-hours long followed by a Q&A session and are delivered by our expert trainers and assessors who also have extensive accounting industry experience.

Our Lectures provide a high-level overview of bookkeeping and payroll concepts. Lectures will be demonstrating payroll and BAS concepts using Xero.

Each Lecture is recorded and then available on your Student Platform to review and rewatch at a later date.

Please be advised that this course will be recorded using Microsoft Teams. The recordings may be made available to all students enrolled in the course for educational purposes. By participating in this course, you consent to being recorded and agree to the use of these recordings for the stated educational purposes.

2024 Timetable

Lectures are held on Mondays from 9am to 1pm AWST.

22 April and 29 April
FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements (using Xero) / AEBA01 GST Law and Activity Statements

6 May and 13 May
FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems (using Xero) / AEBA02 Payroll Administration and Practice

FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set is assessed under the Principles of Competency-based training, students have to demonstrate their ability to do all activities in each Unit of Competency. There are 2 Units of Competency in this course.

  • AEBA01 - GST Law and Activity Statements
    (equivalent to FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements)
  • AEBA02 - Payroll Administration and Practice
    (equivalent to FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems)

This course includes the Tax Agent Services Act (TASA) and Code of Professional Conduct as required by Tax Practitioner Board.

The course material for these units is supplied in MYOB and Xero versions.

(Release status: Current)

9-Week Payment Plan

We understand not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer a payment plan if you are enrolling in both BAS units to get you moving faster towards your future.

  • An administration fee of $40 is added for this option
  • All you need is a valid credit or debit card
  • Pay first weekly instalment at commencement of course
  • Remainder to be paid over eight equal weekly instalments. Total of nine payments.

Note: If you are ordering hard copy manuals, they are not included in the payment plan, they must be paid for upfront.

Refund Policy

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

The BAS Agent Registration course has a maximum duration of 6 months.

There is no minimum time frame to complete the course, students who are familiar with bookkeeping and accounting concepts may complete the units in 2-3 months.

This course is delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose a pace of study to suit your personal situation.

We understand that students study in different ways. For the TPB BAS Agent Course, we provide extensive learning material and resources:

  • Digital course training manuals (non-editable and non-printable) for each unit of competency
  • Video tutorials for some units covering key learning concepts
  • Reference resources
  • Case studies
  • Practice exercises
  • Interactive learning material

All course content, including assessments, is accessed via our online student portal.

If required, hard copy manuals can be purchased at additional cost.

  • FNSTPB412 (MYOB only version) is purchased directly from Applied Education ($80 incl postage).
  • FNSTPB411 (MYOB only version) is purchased from an external publisher, full details are provided on enrolment (approx. $80 ex postage)


Your learning journey is about becoming "competent" in the subject matter. Our in-house training and assessment team have bookkeeping and accounting experience or are currently working in the industry. With this in mind, we aim to make the tasks relevant to what you will experience in the real world. The purpose is not to pass or fail, rather to become competent using these skills which you can then apply in the real world.

As FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set is a nationally recognised course, there are some mandatory requirements* that must be completed by all RTO students.


Before starting this course, 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

There are two Introductory parts that must completed, 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 via our online student portal. They are open book, from either your home, office or classroom, and comprise theoretical and practical exercises.

BAS units require the use of accounting software, and can be completed in either accounting package, Xero or MYOB (access to software included). The unit FNSTPB411 course material 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 either Xero or MYOB. The unit FNSTPB412 can be completed in your choice of either Xero or MYOB.

Assessments and Exams

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, 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:

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.

To complete this course, you will need a reliable internet connection is required. All data files and learning activities are available via the student platform. Assessment files are supplied in Microsoft Word Format.

Xero Users

You can use any operating system including Mac or Windows if choosing to complete the course using Xero Software. We provide the link and detailed instruction to log in to the Xero Learn platform.

MYOB Users

We provide a link and detailed instructions to download MYOB software to your computer.

If you choose MYOB, Microsoft Windows is the required operating system for the study of this course as all student data files are supplied in Windows format.

MYOB software cannot be downloaded to tablets including Chromebooks and since 2020, MYOB is not compatible with Apple’s operating system.

If you only have access to a Mac computer, and wish to use MYOB, we recommend you first contact Apple to confirm if the following options are feasible on your computer:

  • purchase and install on your mac a windows emulator such as "parallels" to run windows on a Mac at your own cost; or
  • use the free inbuilt Mac Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac computer and purchase a Windows OS software licence. 

Note: Applied Education and MYOB are unable to support issues relating to a Mac computer.

  • Xero also offers official Xero Certification that is completed via Xero Central Learning. Your student portal includes information on how to access these assessments.
  • We recommend students complete all assessments in FNSTPB411 and FNSTPB412 in Xero before attempting the Certification lessons in Xero Learning.

The BAS Agent registration course is an online course. This is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn in your own time and in your own environment. View what is included in this course.

We provide you with

  • Learning materials that are packed full of easy to read and high quality content
  • Access to Xero and MYOB AccountRight. Students can choose the software that will be most relevant to them.
  • Videos and webinars
  • Online assessments and exams
  • Student Facebook group and Q&A Forums
  • High level of support from our assessors and student support team

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 web access to Microsoft's top applications like 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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Free Short Course Bundle Included

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.

You will also receive

Student Membership

Receive a 24-month student membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (RRP $132).

ICB Membership Students

Get Microsoft Office 365 free

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

BAS Agent Registration Journey

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 - FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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