Course Information

Make your career goals a reality by getting the essential business activity knowledge and skills you need to be able to complete important BAS Agent tasks with this nationally recognised course.

In this online accredited accounting course – FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set, you will learn to complete business activity and instalment activity statements, and establish and maintain payroll systems. This online course was designed in consultation with the industry so that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge the industry needs and wants.

The course is designed to help you learn about business and instalment activity statements and equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to correctly prepare the BAS or IAS for your organisation. In this course, you will learn the core skills to:
  • Analyse and apply industry codes of conduct associated with work activities
  • Review, interpret and apply legislation relating to taxes reported on activity statements
  • Identify and document lodgement schedule requirements
  • Assess entity's cash flow and payment options and arrangements
  • Review and apply goods and services tax implications and code transactions
    • Identify, interpret, apply and record GST principles
    • Identify and code purchases and/or payments as per GST classifications
    • Identify and code sales and/or receipts as per GST classifications
    • Process accounting data to comply with tax and GST reporting requirements
  • Prepare BAS and IAS
    • Calculate and reconcile total salaries, wages and other payments for a reporting period
    • Verify or calculate pay as you go instalment (PAYGI) amount where applicable
    • Prepare and reconcile activity statement with journal entries, financial statements and other control accounts
    • Review transactions in the accounting system
    • Make adjustments for previous quarters, months or year-end where necessary
  • What you will learn

    Verify and submit activity statements

    Identify & implement relevant compliance and other requisites related to business operations.

    Evaluate and implement industry standards of conduct linked to job tasks

    Balance and compile activity statements for submission

    Effectively manage payroll for both your own business and other entities with confidence.

    Assess and implement GST implications, categorizing transactions accordingly.

    Why study this course

    • Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification
    • Learn from and be supported by industry professionals with years of experience
    • Learn at any time of the day, in the comforts of your own home or office
    • This course meets the Tax Practitioners Board’s current educational requirements for registered BAS agents (additional eligibility criteria applies) – visit the TPB website for more information
    • Whether you want to learn the required accounting skills and knowledge to register as a BAS agent, or undertake BAS responsibilities for your business, this online course can help equip you with the knowledge and skills you need
    FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    • Identify and apply compliance and other requirements applicable to business activity
    • Analyse and apply industry codes of conduct associated with work activities
    • Review and apply goods and services tax (GST) implications and code transactions
    • Report on payroll activities and amounts withheld
    • Reconcile and prepare activity statement
    • Check and lodge activity statements
    FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems
    • Establish payroll requirements
    • Record payroll data
    • Prepare and process payroll
    • Handle payroll enquiries
    • Maintain payroll
    Career Opportunities

    Upon becoming a certified BAS Agent with the TPB, potential job prospects include roles such as:

    • BAS agent
    • Bookkeeper
    • Payroll officer

    You are able to learn at your own pace and have up to 3-months to complete this course. This is a self-paced, Trainer-supported method of online learning. We recommend you spend approximately 8-hours a week reading the course material and completing the assessment tasks given should you wish to complete the course within 3-months.

    Please note. The above recommended study hours are indicative only. This time would be reduced if you have pre-existing knowledge and experience in taxation. Edna Training College is also able to support students who may require additional time. Should you require reasonable extensions to complete the training program, you simply have to reach out to our Student & Administration Support personnel who will be more than happy to assist!

    Entry Requirements
    There are no set entry requirements for this qualification. Noting this, we require students who undertake this course to be:
    • Be aged 18 years or over;
    • Have suitable language, literacy, numeracy and technological skills to be able to carry out tasks such as to:
      • Interpret, analyse and evaluate information that may deal with complex ideas to determine legislative and business requirements,
      • Present information, ideas and concepts to a range of audiences using structure and language to suit the audience,
      • Use a wide range of mathematical calculations to analyse numeric information in budgets, financial plans and other financial documents, and
      • Utilise an online learning platform with ease – this involves being able to upload documents or videos onto the platform, navigate the platform looking for the unit content and assessments, access resources on the platform and communicate with others through the platform;
    • Have access to a computer with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint installed; and PDF reader capabilities;
    • Have access to a computer with a working web camera and microphone; and
    • Have access to an internet connection.
    Recognition of Prior Learning
    In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations and the National Code, Edna Training College provides the opportunity for students to apply to have their prior learning and experience recognised towards an accredited qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled in. You may have obtained relevant skills and knowledge through prior formal training, workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units or assessments required to be completed during the program. We will gather information about your prior experience and training history to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency. If you are interested in this course and believe you may qualify for course credit, come speak to one of our Student & Administration Support personnel today to find out how we can help you!
    We do not believe in our students just learning for the sake of passing their assessments. This is why the assessment structured for this course is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace simulated tasks, projects, written reports and knowledge tests - NO EXAMS! The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: Written Reports. The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform their response and then to propose their recommended actions. Practical Tasks. The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform the response, and then demonstrate that they are able to complete the practical tasks through a role-play or presentation activity. The student may be asked to demonstrate a range of skills relevant to the workplace.
    Payment Options
    Edna Training College accepts payment for course fees through bank transfer or credit / debit card. Fees for this course is payable at enrolment, or if a payment plan is approved, the fees will be payable in accordance with the agreed payment plan. Please ensure you read and understand our Fees and Charges policy prior to enrolling into any of our courses.
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