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BAS Agent Skill Set - Plus Xero Setup

Online Flexible Distance Learning
  • Nationally Recognised Qualification 
  • Access to the Xero training portal
  • 12 months to complete via Online Training 
  • Multiple choice, case studies, short answer, Xero simulation, workplace scenarios, observation, projects and role play
  • Students support by phone, email, Skype, webinar, Zoom online & more
  • Highly practical training for the real world
  • All trainers are working bookkeepers, accountant, leaders or managers  
Train with Xero
Xero is a cloud-based small business accounting software with tools for managing BAS, Payroll, invoicing, bank reconciliation, inventory, purchasing, expenses and much more. Xero is modern, small business accounting software that exists in the cloud and is therefore accessible from any computer or mobile device, making for a smarter and easier accounting process.

FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. This is generally under supervision and encompasses processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity. It applies to individuals who, within the scope of own responsibility, use specialised knowledge, information technology, and planning and organising skills to establish and maintain an organisational system in service and trading environments.
 
Unit Training Components
 
Implement Integrated Accounting System
 
  • Implement general ledger, chart of accounts, and subsidiary accounts according to organisational requirements, policies and procedures
  • Set up customers, suppliers and inventory items in system to meet organisational requirements and reporting requirements of goods and services tax (GST)
  • Identify sources of technical help and use them to solve operational problems
Process Transactions in System
 
  • Collate, code, and classify input data before processing
  • Process wide range of cash and credit transactions according to organisational policies and procedures
  • Use general journal to make balance day adjustments for prepayments and accruals
  • Regularly review system output to verify accuracy of data input, and make adjustments for detected processing errors
  • Perform end of financial year rollover
Maintain System
 
  • Add new general ledger accounts, and customer, supplier, inventory and fixed asset records as required
  • Maintain and update existing chart of accounts, and customer, supplier, inventory and fixed asset records and subsidiary accounts
  • Customise chart of accounts to meet reporting requirements of organisation
Produce Reports
 
  • Generate reports to indicate financial performance and financial position of organisation and for goods and services tax (GST) purposes
  • Generate reports that confirm that subsidiary ledgers and accounts reconcile with general ledger
  • Generate reports that confirm that system’s bank account entries reconcile with bank statements
  • Establish systems and practices to ensure information is stored securely and according to legislative and organisational requirements
  • Maintain secure record of processed transactions for audit purposes

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.
 
Unit Training Components
 
Compliance Applicable to Business Activity
 
  • Research and document legislative, regulatory, industry and organisational requirements relating to activity statements and seek expert advice to clarify issues where applicable
  • Review, interpret and apply legislation relating to taxes reported on activity statements
  • Identify, document and apply policies in relation to compliance with code of professional conduct as stipulated in legislation relevant to activity
  • Identify scope of services that can be provided by a Registered BAS Agent under the Tax Agent Services Act, including limitations of services compared to those of a Tax Agent
  • Identify and access information, advice and services outside own scope of operation; establishing and using networks where necessary
  • Identify and document lodgement schedule requirements
  • Assess entity’s cash flow and payment options and arrangements, and initiate discussion with management to ensure sufficient funds are available to meet statutory requirements
Apply Industry Codes of Conduct
 
  • Review, interpret and apply relevant industry codes of conduct and identify the applicable governing bodies
  • Document and apply relevant policies and procedures to ensure compliance with code of conduct requirements
  • Identify and document own competency development requirements relating to changes in legislation
Apply GST Implications and Code Transactions
 
  • Identify, interpret and 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
Report on Payroll Activities and Amounts Withheld
 
  • Calculate and reconcile total salaries, wages and other payments for a reporting period to enter onto a BAS
  • Verify or calculate pay as you go instalment (PAYGI) amount where applicable, or calculate for other payments where applicable
Reconcile and Prepare Activity Statement
 
  • Prepare and reconcile activity statement reports, identify and correct statement errors, and amend bookkeeping entries as required
  • Review extraordinary transactions in the accounting system, including transactions involving capital acquisitions and imports
  • Make adjustments for previous quarters, months or year-end where necessary according to legislative guidelines
  • Complete BAS and/or IAS return according to current statutory, legislative, regulatory and organisational schedule
  • Reconcile figures completed on BAS and/or IAS form with journal entries, financial statements, GST and other control accounts
Lodge Activity Statement
 
  • Check activity statement and ensure sign-off by authorising person required by statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Lodge activity statement according to statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements

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.
 
Unit Training Components
 
Establish Payroll Requirements
 
  • Assess scope of payroll services that a business activity statement (BAS) agent can provide, and identify need for independent expert advice
  • Apply knowledge of legislation in relation to National Employment Standards, and legislative requirements in regard to payroll payments
  • Research and identify relevant state and modern awards, and employment agreements, regarding details to be set up in payroll system for individual employees
Record Payroll Data
 
  • Configure payroll system with complete data provided by employee and employer
  • Review payroll data and clarify discrepancies with designated persons
  • Enter employee pay period details in payroll system in line with source data
Prepare and Process Payroll
 
  • Conduct payroll preparation within designated timeframes and according to organisational policy and procedures
  • Use employee source data to calculate, record and reconcile payroll according to legislative requirements
  • Reconcile total payments for pay period, and review and correct irregularities or refer them to designated persons for resolution
  • Obtain authorisation of payroll and make arrangements for individuals’ payments in line with organisational requirements
  • Distribute individual pay advice according to organisational and legislative requirements
  • Identify legislative and organisational requirements relevant to employment termination processes and payment, and seek advice to interpret requirements as required
  • Produce, review and store payroll records according to organisational policy and security procedures
Handle Payroll Enquiries
 
  • Respond to payroll enquiries according to organisational and legislative requirements
  • Provide information according to organisational and legislative requirements
  • Refer enquiries outside area of responsibility or knowledge to designated persons for resolution
  • Provide additional information or complete follow-up action within designated timeframes and according to organisational policy and procedures
Maintain Payroll
 
  • Maintain information and record keeping relating to payroll function according to current legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Prepare and reconcile month-end and year-end payroll records to ensure compliance with legislative and management deadlines
  • Update records and systems in line with salary reviews and other changes in employment status
  • Establish back-up and disaster recovery systems
  • Generate and distribute payroll reports in line with organisational policy
  • Extract and apply BAS and instalment activity statement (IAS) data according to legislative and regulatory requirements

BAS Agent Skill Set - Plus Xero Setup

This skill set is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).. 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.
 
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.
 
Our students will learn how to apply solutions to predictable and unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Students who achiever our qualification will gain skills to promote innovation and strive to continuously improve their team.
 

Flexible Online Distance Learning

TBST's nationally accredited and recognised qualification courses are delivered by Online Training via Flexible Distance Learning. All course material including text books, course manuals, webinars, assessments, software and a large number of additional training supplies are provided to students on TBSTs Online Learning Management System (LMS).
 
Comprehensive learning support is provided to every student by all of the following methods:
  • Phone calls 
  • Email assistance with a response within 48 hours
  • Individual study sessions as required
  • Zoom virtual meeting room sessions 
  • Interactive remote assistance (via Skype/Zoom etc.)
  • Live & recorded webinar sessions
  • Intervention strategies and action plans for students
  • FAQ Documents available on the LMS 
 
All TBST trainers are professional bookkeepers and accountants and you will gain the most up to date skills training available. Our college specialises in professional bookkeeping and accounting and business leadership and management and all of our course content and assessments build directly on and add value to our students' work based activities. This training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding through the Skills First Program.

Course Information

  • Course Guide
    The BAS Agent Skill Set is delivered by online flexible distance learning so students can study at home or work at their own pace & students are able to complete their qualification at a faster rate.
     
    Course Information:
    • Nationally Recognised BAS Agent Skill Set 
    • 12 months to complete self paced in alignment with government funding rules 
    • Xero Learning Portal included 
    • Students support by phone, email, Skype, webinar, Zoom online connected assistance & more
    • All courses are highly practical & we train professional bookkeeping in the real world  
     

    Xero - You'll learn how to carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks and how to establish and maintain a payroll system using Xero as your online bookkeeping software.

  • Fees
    Payment Plan
    $370 per month, for 3 months (total $xxx)
    Payment can be made with Debit Card, Credit Card, Bank Deposit or by phone.
     
    Upfront Payment
    Total $1080
    Payment can be made with Debit Card, Credit Card, Bank Deposit or by phone.
     
  • Course Commencement
    Enrolment are Now Open
    Once your enrolment is fully completed we will provide you access to the online training system.
     
    Access will commence from the 6th of April 2019 
    Enrolment places are limited.
     
  • Who should do this course?
    This BAS Agent Skill Set skill is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). You are required to register as a BAS Agent if you are providing BAS services for a fee or reward.
     
    A BAS Agent is authorised to prepare and lodge BAS returns on a businesses behalf and provide advice on BAS-related items, such as day-to-day business taxes such as:
    • All GST matters
    • All Wine Tax, Fuel Tax, Luxury Car Tax matters
    • Payment of FBT
    • All aspects of Payroll that relate to the withholding of tax amounts and the reporting of that amount to the employee and the Tax office
    • All aspects of other PAYG Withholding amounts: ie no ABN, Interest & Dividend
    • All aspects of the payment of income tax via PAYG Instalments
    • All aspects of the Taxable Payments Annual Reporting system
    • All aspects of Superannuation Guarantee system as related to payroll & the Charge
     
  • Skills Obtained
    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
    • 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).
     
  • 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
    • 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
    • XERO student edition software
    • Additional course resources
     
    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
    • Resource Documents
    • Practice Exercise Files
    • Assessments
     
  • Employment Pathways
    BAS Agent
    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 this qualification.

    Students can finish the course at a faster rate however this will be dependent on the factors which include external commitments, relevant skills, knowledge and experience within the area of study and motivation and dedication to course studies and their outcome.

    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
    Our assessments Do Not require students to attend classroom examinations. Assessments may be completed via the LMS as tasks, activities, quizzes and/or uploads.
     
    Students may also need to submit cumulative assessment tasks via email checkpoints and compete virtual role-plays/workplace scenarios.
    Additional assessment styles may include;
    • Multiple choice questions
    • Case studies and Short Answer questions
    • Calculation questions
    • Accounting Software simulation questions
    • Workplace scenarios
    • Observation
    • Projects
    • Role Play
     
  • 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
    FNSACC416 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    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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Take this opportunity to gain a Nationally Registered & Accredited Qualification

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