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BAS Agent Skill Set FNSSS00004

The BAS Agent Skill Set course incorporates the practical elements that will equip students with the necessary units required for BAS Agent Registration.

This qualification is designed to reflect accounting jobs and other industries requiring accounting support functions and the roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks.

  • Truly Professional Skills Based Training by Working Professional Bookkeepers & Accountants
  • Includes MYOB Software
  • Includes the BAS Agent Registration Required Units
  • Online & Correspondence Training including all Online Materials 

The role of a bookkeeper has many functions with duties including the establishment and maintenance of a manual or computerised bookkeeping system, completing financial statements, data entry for Accounts payable and Receivable and in some businesses, includes elements of payroll processing.

The bookkeeper’s role can also extend to identifying items required for Business Activity Statements (BAS). Persons providing a BAS service must be registered by the Tax Practitioner’s Board (conditions apply) and a Certificate IV Qualification in Bookkeeping/Accounting that includes the required 2 units that we provide in our qualification, is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration as a BAS agent.

FNSTPB402 - Establish and Maintain Payroll Systems
FNSTPB401 - Complete Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statements

Course Information

  • Course Guide
    The BAS Agent Registration Skill Set is designed for those who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
    To become a registered BAS agent, you must satisfy the relevant qualifications and experience requirements that are set out in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (TASR).
    Successful completion of this course meets the requirement for a Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) approved course in basic GST/BAS principles.
    You'll learn how to carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks and how to establish and maintain a payroll system.
     
  • Fees

    BAS Agent Skill Set

    • $460 - BAS Agent Skill Set - FNSTPB401 and FNSTPB402
     
  • Course Commencement

    Course enrolments can commence at any time after the enrolment process is completed.

  • Who should do this course?
    This skill set is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
    A BAS Agent (or Business Activity Statement Agent) is authorised to prepare and lodge BAS returns on your behalf and provide advice on BAS-related items, such as your day-to-day business taxes like GST and PAYG.

     

  • Skills Obtained
    FNSTPB402 - Establish and Maintain Payroll Systems
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for manual and computerised systems. It applies to individuals, including BAS agents, who use a range of organisational and other specialist techniques. They may work directly for organisations or be small business owners, contractors or service providers. Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on regulatory requirements.
     
    FNSTPB401 - Complete Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statements
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports. It applies to individuals who use a range of organisational and analytical techniques to work in organisations or to supply specific bookkeeping services as a small business owner or contractor. Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on regulatory requirements.
     
  • Student Support

    The following learning support will be available to students:

    • Open classroom sessions
    • Phone calls
    • Email assistance with a response within 48 hours
    • Individual study sessions as required
    • Structured classroom sessions
    • Zoom virtual meeting room sessions
    • Interactive remote assistance (via Skype/Zoom etc.)
    • Live & recorded webinar sessions
    • Intervention strategies and action plans for students who have breached or are at risk of breaching the course completion requirements
    • FAQ Documents available on the LMS
     
    We offer our students Online Distance Learning with the option to attend our Open Classroom Sessions. In these sessions students can avail themselves of our training room, with access to our Training and Assessment Team. The Training Room allows access to all the resources students will need for their courses.
     
    We also have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the LMS. If students have any questions these will also be answered, with our Assessment email address manned from 10am until 6pm weekdays (except Public Holidays).
     
  • Course Materials Included

    Included with your course you will receive:

    • Access to TBST Student Learning Management System - LMS
    • Student policies and procedures manual online
    • Student assessment and study guide online
    • Working in the Financial Services Industry workbook online
    • 2 individual unit workbooks online
    • MYOB student edition software
    • MYOB Asset manager student edition software
    • Student membership with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (fee applies)
    • Additional course resources, assessments, PowerPoint presentations, MYOB course practice and assessment files, submission cover sheets, video and audio files.

     

    Learning Management System - LMS
    Our online Learning Management System - LMS provides students with a more streamlined method of working through your Certificate IV Qualification by allowing students to login and access all current course files in the one universal location. The LMS has been designed so that students can work through course units in chronological order as per the students Training Plan. Students will always have access to the most up-to-date course content for all qualification. All updates to course content will be distributed to all students immediately via the LMS.

    The LMS includes:

    • TBST Administration Documents
    • Webinar Recordings
    • MYOB Data Files
    • Resource Documents
    • Practice Exercise Files
    • Assessments

  • Employment Pathways
    A BAS Agent (or Business Activity Statement Agent) is authorised to prepare and lodge BAS returns on your behalf and provide advice on BAS-related items, such as your day-to-day business taxes like GST and PAYG. The official role of a BAS Agent is relatively new and was introduced in 2009 to regulate the BAS related services offered by contract bookkeepers.
    • Prepares financial reports for the preparation and lodgement of Business Activity Statements (BAS)
    • Provides advice to clients assisting them to comply with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and related legislation (Fringe Benefits Tax – collection only; calculation of employee superannuation guarantee payments
    • Fuel tax rebates
    • PAYG, PAYI instalments
    • Liaises with the client’s tax agent/accountant in regard to income tax compliance issues
    • Participates in the formulation and monitoring of budgets and cash flow projections
    • Assists in the collection of accounts receivable by the business
     

     

  • Course Duration
    Students have 12 months to complete these Units.
    This course is a self paced distance learning training course. We would expect that you will spend 8 to 10 hrs for 10 week to complete reading and working through the course material. You will then need to practice the material you have learnt and work through your assessments.
    Due to this flexibility there is a lower drop out rate thus saving students time and money vested in their desired outcomes. In addition, flexible adult learning encourages students to continue the course at their own pace without restrictions as to when and how you complete the course. Therefore, students are able to continue their life roles and incorporate their study into time slots that suit their lifestyles. This also allows those that are working either as an employee or subcontractor to continue to earn money or charge for billable hours, which further serve to reduce the ʻrealʼ course costs. Students have 12 months in which to complete all of their assessments.

  • Assessment

    Assessments are completed for each unit and utilise a variety of techniques to indicate the student has attained competency. All assessments are assignment based and students are NOT required to attend physical exams.

    Each student assessment is relevant and practical in its application, and whenever possible, relates back to real-life scenarios. Students will be provided with study and assessment support from their course tutor whom is industry experienced, qualified and knowledgeable in all aspects of the course material.

     

  • Prerequisites
    • Basic computer skills
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Access to the Microsoft Office suite of programs (either PC or Macintosh).
    • A basic calculator and stationery
    • PC or Mac – minimum system requirements & loaded with current versions of: Quicktime, Adobe Reader & access to the internet & email programs.
    • Ensure that you have read and understood the TBST Student Handbook
    • Ensure that you have read and understood the Policies and Procedures contained in the Student Handbook

  • Units of Study
    BAS Agent Skill Set
    2 Units of Study - 12 Months Completion Time
    FNSTPB402 - Establish and Maintain Payroll Systems
    FNSTPB401 - Complete Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statements
     
  • Unit Description
    FNSTPB402 - Establish and Maintain Payroll Systems
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for manual and computerised systems. It applies to individuals, including BAS agents, who use a range of organisational and other specialist techniques. They may work directly for organisations or be small business owners, contractors or service providers. Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on regulatory requirements.
     
    FNSTPB401 - Complete Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statements
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports. It applies to individuals who use a range of organisational and analytical techniques to work in organisations or to supply specific bookkeeping services as a small business owner or contractor. Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on regulatory requirements.

     

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Nationally Recognised Training

TBST is Registered Training Organisation #22341 & delivers and issues nationally recognised training qualifications.

At TBST we train our student to meet & exceed the standard of skills essential to become a true industry specialist & achieve whatever goals they seek. At TBST we train our students to be professionals.

Course Enrolments Include

BAS Agent Skill Set

We provide students with the qualification skill set required under the BAS Services Provider legislation

Flexible Distance Learning

Our flixible online distance learning training helps our students to manage the demands of work, family & study

Trained by Industry Professionals

Our students have dedicated professional trainers who are also working professional bookkeepers or accountants

MYOB Training for All Students

All training courses include full MYOB Training from basics to advanced including MYOB software