Version Effective: 29th of June, 2020
Version Effective: 29th of June, 2020

FNSSS00004 - BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

Course Details

Course Summary

This skill set is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).  

Entry Requirements

This skill set includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. 

As registration requirements for TPB are reviewed regularly it is recommended that students check current registration requirements.

Course Details

Course Type Skill set
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $710.00 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $355.00 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This Skill Set from the FNS Financial Services Training Package together, with the appropriate assessment methods as set by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) meets the requirements for a course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles that is approved by the TPB. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check with the TPB for details of other current registration requirements.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 2 core units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

Students must only enrol in one unit per intake. 

Learners have a finish date for individual units but may complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. As most students will undertake this distance program on a part-time basis, the duration for the full qualification will vary. This course can typically be completed in 20 weeks, based on approximately 212 hours of learning.

  • Online

Students must only enrol in a single unit per intake.

FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements More Information Details
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems More Information Details
No units have been assigned to this unit group

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

PLEASE NOTE:  Students with Apple Mac computers must contact the teacher (details below) prior to enrolling in any of the units.  

Teacher Details:  Rhona Strickland  Email:  Ph:  07 4920 2133

Enrolment Advice

You should NOT enrol in FNSTPB401 and FNSTPB402 simultaneously in the same intake period.  

Tax Practitioner's Board (TPB) Requirements

The Tax Practioner's Board (TPB) requires a minimum of 40% of the assessment for both of these units to be supervised.  Please contact your teacher for further information.