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Course Selection Guide

Tax Agent Course Selection Guide

To satisfy the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) educational requirements for Tax agent registration or renewal you will require both two Taxation Law courses and three Commercial Law courses.

The following options are available for those who may, or may not, have completed prior qualifications in one or both of these areas. Other TPB educational requirements.

Primary Qualification selection

TAFE SA offers nationally accredited FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting or FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting that meet the primary qualification requirements (under 203) of the Tax Practitioners Board for those needing board approved qualifications for Tax agent registration and renewal.

Board Approved Course selection 

If you do not have prior qualifications in Tax Law or Commercial Law

You will need to complete the following taxation and commercial law courses to satisfy the TPB educational requirements for the Tax agent registration or renewal.

Australian Taxation law courses

Australian Commercial law courses

If you do have prior qualifications in Tax Law

If you have previously completed the Diploma or above level taxation law unit/(s) or similar unit/(s) meeting a majority of equivalent learning outcomes below, with any Australian registered training organisation or university.

Option 1: If you have previously completed the Diploma or above level unit FNSACC502B Prepare legally compliant tax returns for individuals or Australian Taxation Law I (TAFESA TPB 1) or similar units meeting a majority of equivalent learning outcomes (View the learning outcomes 1), with an Australian registered training organisation or university, you will need to complete FNSACC601B Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities.

Option 2: If you have previously completed the Diplomaor above level unit FNSACC601B Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities or Australian Taxation Law II (TAFESA TPB 2) or similar units meeting a majority of equivalent learning outcomes (Vew the learning outcomes 2), with any Australian registered training organisation or university, you will need to complete FNSACC502B Prepare legally compliant tax returns for individuals

Option 3: If you have previously completed a unit with the majority of equivalent learning outcomes in options 1 and 2, with any Australian registered training organisation or university, you will need to complete FNSACC603A Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance.

If you do have prior qualifications in Commercial Law

If you have previously completed the Diploma or above level commercial law unit/(s) or similar unit/(s) meeting a majority of equivalent learning outcomes below, with an Australian registered training organisation or university, you can achieve the TPB educational requirements of commercial law courses for the Tax agent registration or renewal to satisfy any three of the following four options. For example you have completed one of the options you may only need two more options to satisfy the requirements.

Option 1: FNSACC403B Make Decisions in a Legal Context or TAFE SA TPB3 Australian Commercial Law I (View the learning outcomes).

Option 2: FNSTPB502A Apply legal principles in commercial and property law or TAFESA TPB4 Australian Commercial Law II (View the learning outcomes).

Option 3:  FNSTPB501A Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts law, or BSBLEG513A Apply legal principles in corporation law matters, or FNSACC604A Monitor corporate governance activities or TAFE SA TPB5 Australian Commercial Law III (View the learning outcomes).

Option 4:  BSBLEG512A Apply Legal Principles in Property Law matters (View the learning outcomes).

Additional course requirement

From 1 July 2013  Tax Agents are required to have completed a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Tax Practitioners Board and must have completed a course which includes a component in the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA), including the Code of Professional Conduct (Code).

Getting Assistance

 If you are still experiencing difficulties to select your course, please email or call on 8207 8050.