BAS Agent qualifications

BAS Agent Qualification - required Units of Competence

In order to become a registered BAS agent, individual applicants must satisfy certain qualifications and experience requirements, which are set out in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (TASR).  These include:

  • a primary qualification of at least Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Accounting
  • GST/BAS course - there are a number of approved courses one of which is training in the following units provided by a Registered Training Organisation:
    • FNSBKG404  Carry Out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement Tasks
    • FNSBKG405  Establish and Maintain a Payroll System
  • Relevant experience

Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board. Full details of these requirements can be found here.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

None.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites in order to undertake this course, however it is recommended that students have basic computer knowledge and skills.

COURSE LOCATION

Parramatta campus, or

Distance learning

ASSESSMENT METHOD

Assessment includes combinations of practical  projects, practical assessments, case studies and scenarios, written knowledge questions, examinations and presentations.

TRAINING METHOD

This course is delivered through: 

  • Classroom based, workshops.
  • Distance Education.
PATHWAYS - BAS Agent

Pathways into the qualification

  • Certificate IV in Accounting or Bookkeeping

Pathways from the qualification
The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in a bookkeeping jobrole with functions that include:

  • establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems
  • Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financialstatements
  • Developing bookkeeping management systems for organisations generaladministration.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Accounts Clerk, Accounts Receivable & Payable Clerk, General Bookkeeper, Data Entry Operator, General Clerk, Office Administrator, Administration Manager, Payroll officer, Payroll Manager, Bas Agent, contract bookkeeper.

Fees:

Fee for Service $750
Intakes: As required, please enquire
Duration: 6 weeks

COURSE UNITS
  • FNSBKG404        Carry Out Business Activity and Installment Activity Statement Tasks 
  • FNSBKG405        Establish and Maintain a Payroll System