BAS Agent Skills

Duration16 weeks
Pre-requisitesRelevant work experience in bookkeeping services
Successful completion of Process business requirements and basic MYOB;
Accredited UnitsEstablish and maintain a payroll system (FNSBKG405)
Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks (FNSBKG404)


This continuing professional development course provides you with a skills and knowledge required to:
- Identify and apply Australian Tax Office (ATO) compliance requirements to effectively process and complete Business Activity Statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS) and other required reports
- Record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries and process accurate payroll data for manual and computerised systems and business tax returns

This course may satisfy the continuing professional development requirements for bookkeepers, BAS agents, accountants, Tax agents and employees working in the business service sector

This course will also be of benefit to business owners, managers, business partners, bookkeepers, assistant accountants and accounts clerks.

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You will be given 16 weeks to complete this course. If you study 4-6 hours per week, we estimate that you will be able to complete the course in this time frame. However as this online course is self-paced, if you prefer you are able to complete it in a shorter time frame.
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No refunds apply unless the course is cancelled by TAFE SA. International students on a Student visa (subclass 500) are not eligible to undertake short courses.

Skills Covered

BAS Agent Skills
Business Tax calculations and Prepare Business Activity statement
- Introduction to Goods and Services Tax (GST)
- Business Activity Statements (BAS) compliance and other requirements
- GST adjustments and corrections
- Pay as you go (PAYG) income tax instalment
- Pay as you go (PAYG) tax withheld
- Fringe benefits tax (FBT) instalment
- Luxury car tax (LCT)
- Wine equalisation tax (WET)
- Fuel tax credits
- Instalment Activity Statements (IAS)
- Manual BAS preparation
- Enter the transactions in MYOB and complete the BAS
- Make necessary adjustments and corrections in BAS

Process Payroll
- Payroll system and legislation
- Superannuation obligations
- Payment summaries and payroll calculations
- Manual payroll and accounting for salaries and wages
- Setting up the MYOB payroll command centre
- Processing personal leave
- Holiday pay and leave loading
- Payroll tax liabilities
- End of year procedures and reconciling payroll
- Salary sacrifice
- Time sheets
- Calculating a termination payment