Australian Commercial Law III - TAFESA TPB TAX5 (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:
- About companies and company law
- Legal nature of companies and business structures (companies, partnerships, sole trader, trust, joint venture, etc.)
- Constituting companies and managing companies
- Members: meetings and decision making
- Restrictions on members decision making and company directors and other officers
- Directors duties
- Consequences of breach of duty and members remedies
- Reporting and disclosure and financing companies
- Shares and shareholding
- Securities and takeovers and financial services and markets
- Transacting by companies
- External administration and winding up and
- Trust law

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.

If you have prior qualifications in Australian Taxation Law, you may not need to complete these courses. To discuss with a lecturer about selecting the correct course for you, please send an email to before enrolment.

This Australian Commercial Law core unit provides you with the skills and knowledge required to understand the body of legal principles which regulate companies in Australia including the management and control of companies; the process by which companies transact; and the process by which companies are both initiated and brought to an end and Trust law.

This course requires the use of a textbook.

  • 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.



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