How to Complete your Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements as a BAS Agent


BAS Agents in Australia are required to complete a minimum number of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours each year in order to maintain their registration.

How many hours do I need?

Since 1 July 2022, the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) require BAS agents to complete a minimum requirement of 20 hours in a year but must complete a minimum 90 hours over 3 years. These hours can be accumulated in a variety of ways, spread-out through the year or all at once at the end.

What qualifies as CPE?

The TPB has a full list of appropriate activities on their website which includes:

  • Seminars and workshops
  • Research, writing and presenting
  • Computer-based courses
  • Conferences
  • Relevant CPE activities provided by recognised professional associations, which includes the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

How to ensure I don’t miss any hours?

The TPB recognises courses provided by universities, registered training organisations (RTO) and other course approved providers.

However as a BAS agent it is your responsibility to find relevant topics, make time to attend sessions and maintain records of all your CPE activities.

Online Short Courses for CPE

To help you stay on top of your CPE, we offer over 20 short courses covering topics from Microsoft 356, Payroll  Administration, to Xero and MYOB. On completion of all our short course your will receive a digital Certificate of Achievement with a QR code to verify authenticity and CPE hours ranging from 3-12 depending on the course you choose.

You can enrol in a single course or a course bundle depending on your CPE needs and objectives. All courses are online with 12 unlimited months access so you learn at your own pace, review and refresh your skills as you require.

Accounts and Payroll Courses

The Ultimate Accounts and Payroll Bundle has 5 short courses with over 10 hours of online tutorials, PDF course guides and additional learning resources which are regularly updated with the latest rates, rulings and legislation. Learn the latest in Payroll Administration, Salary Packaging and Fringe Benefits Tax, GST and BAS Preparation, Employee Terminations, Budgets and Forecasting.

Microsoft Courses

The Ultimate Microsoft Office bundle is critical for office productivity and ensuring you can perform tasks efficiently. From creating excel spreadsheets, creating complex documents and table of contents to planning using ms project the ’Microsoft Office Training Bundle’ is your ultimate step-by-step guide. Get started now, and be on your way to mastering Word 365, PowerPoint, Excel 365, Project, Outlook 365 and more. Sample data files included.

Xero and MYOB Courses

Choose from nine online course or the Ultimate Xero & MYOB bundle covering accounting, payroll, and accounts receivable and accounts payable and advanced level certificates of completion. Course range from 5 to 12 CPD hours with 12 months access to all online learning material.

CPE Club Minimum Hours BAS

Applied Education is an RTO that develops and offers training in association with industry partners, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and Tax & Super Australia.

Enrol today for instant access or to find out more talk to one of our Enrolment Advisers on 1800 678 073.


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