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.

Xero and MYOB

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FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

Online Learning

Tax Practitioners Board Approved Course

Enrol in only the units you need

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

Includes the Tax Agent Services Act (TASA) and Code of Professional Conduct as required by TPB.

Commence any time - Study at your own pace


for both units or $429 for 1 unit

Payment Plan Available $79.44 per week for 9 weekly instalments.

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 FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course.

Key Benefits

TPB Approved

Approved by the Tax Practitioners Board for BAS Agent registration

Bookkeeping Experts

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

Online Learning & Bonus Courses

View what is included in this course. Access the fundamentals online learning bundles, one offered for free.

Learn Xero or MYOB

Complete the course using either Xero or MYOB accounting software. Both options are included in the course.

Course Information

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.

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.

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

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.

  • FNSTPB402 (MYOB only version) is purchased directly from Applied Education ($80 incl postage).
  • FNSTPB401 (MYOB only version) is purchased from an external publisher, full details are provided on enrolment (approx. $80 ex postage)


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 students of Nationally Recognised Training courses must complete as set out by the Department of Education and Training. They 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 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 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.

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.

MYOB or Xero

The software component of the assessment can be completed using MYOB or Xero. Access to both is given on the student platform.

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.

FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set 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)

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

BAS Agent Registration Course Skill Set for Licensing - Approved by the Tax Practitioner Board 1BAS Agent Registration Course Skill Set for Licensing - Approved by the Tax Practitioner Board 2

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

9-Week Payment Plan

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

  • An administration fee of $20 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 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.

Internet access – 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

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. We provide a link and detailed instructions to download MYOB software to your 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 both our FNSTPB401 and FNSTPB402 Xero Learning and assessments before attempting the Certification lessons.

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


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

You will also receive

Student Membership

Receive a 24-month student membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (RRP $120).

ICB Membership Students

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 BAS Agent Units are recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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