Australian Commercial Law I - TAFESA TPB TAX3 (Tax Agent Registration)


TAFE SA offer the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) approved core course in Australian Commercial Law which meet the education requirements set out by the TPB for those requiring board approved courses for Tax Agent registration and renewal.

Skills Covered:
- The Legal System: legal foundations, the Constitution, statute law
- The Legal System: the courts, case law and dispute resolution
- Civil liability: tort of negligence
- Civil liability: intentional torts and defamation
- Business structures
- Agency law
- Partnerships and Joint ventures
- Negotiable instruments and EFT
- Credit law and the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act
- Bankruptcy and debt recovery
- Privacy and e-commerce
- Marketing law and ethics
- Insurance law
- Employment Law and industrial relations
- Workplace health and safety and workers compensation
- Intellectual Property

To meet the requirements of a Board approved course in commercial law to register as a tax agent, you need to have completed three tertiary level units which do not have substantial overlap of content. At least two of these units must be core units. This core commercial law course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for those needing board approved qualifications for Tax Agents.

This Australian Commercial Law core unit provides you with the skills and knowledge required to understand the sources of law in Australia, framework of the Australian legal system, the business structures operating in Australia and provide the principles of various areas of commercial law.

This course requires students to purchase textbooks at an additional cost of approximately $110. More information will be provided following enrolment.

This course has both written and oral supervised assessments. Students will require access to video chat for assessment purposes.

For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Short Course team via email at to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.

  • Australian Commercial Law units I, II & III are delivered independently of each other and have no prerequisites. They do not need to be undertaken together or in any particular order.
  • 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.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.



Class Times
Online (self-paced) - continuous enrolments from 5 February until 26 May 2024

Self-paced, up to 16 weeks

Continuous enrolment - you can start this course at any time, but only during the period this course is offered (see above for offer period). However, from the date of access to the course, you will only be allowed a maximum duration of weeks as above, to complete your studies.
Student Visa (500)

Not Eligible

Cost Information
This course requires students to purchase textbooks at an additional cost of approximately $110. More information will be provided following enrolment.


$697.00 GST inc

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For more details on short course enrolments, discounts, refunds, international student eligibility and more, please visit Applying for Short Courses
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