A Course in Basic GST/BAS Taxation Principles

Your path to achieving BAS agent status

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Course overview

The Basic GST/BAS Taxation Principles course is The Tax Institute's Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) approved program that provides you with a dedicated pathway to registering as a BAS agent.

The GST/BAS Challenge Exam component of the Course in Basic GST/BAS Taxation Principles is offered as a stand-alone assessment and satisfies the assessment requirements of the TPB.

Register as a BAS agent

Approved by the TPB as meeting the assessment requirements for registering as a BAS agent, the course is ideal for bookkeepers seeking recognition of their exising skills, new entrants who want to develop their entry-level skills, and small business owners seeking the knowledge to handle their own BAS procedures.

The course units can also be taken individually to develop your staff and improve your firm's payroll efficiencies in the lead up to tax time.

Satisfies the TPB assessment requirements

The Course in Basic GST/BAS Taxation Principles provides you with a detailed understanding of BAS tasks and other office taxes, the skills to develop and manage payroll systems, and a recognised qualification that is essential for the provision of BAS services, all delivered conveniently online.

Why choose the Course in Basic GST/BAS Taxation Principles?

  • Achieve BAS agent status by satisfying the assessment requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
  • Increase your knowledge of common BAS tasks and the payroll system.
  • Gain an approved qualification through self-paced online study.

More information


Course snapshot

Start date

Any time


Self-paced online study.


2-12 months


6-10 hours per week

Awarding authority

The Tax Institute 


Satisfies the assessment requirements of the TPB for registering as a BAS agent.

Entry requirements

There are no enforced prerequisites for enrolling in the GST/BAS Challenge Exam however,

  • language, literacy and numeracy skills to a School Certificate (year 10) education are assumed
  • an understanding of how to use personal computers and Microsoft Windows is essential
  • an introductory MYOB knowledge, basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and using interactive PDF documents are preferred.

Course fees¹

Full course: $790

Challenge Exam only + exam resources: $440 (inc GST)

Membership pathway


Academic pathway

CTA1 Foundations

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Contact us

To contact our Education Division, submit a course enquiry, call
+61 2 8223 0038 or email taxeducation@taxinstitute.com.au to discuss your personal education requirements.

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¹Course fees are quoted in AUD and are subject to change without notice.