BAS Agent Exam

Your pathway to becoming a BAS agent



The Tax Agent Services Regulations 2022 (TASR) states that to become a registered BAS agent, individual applicants must satisfy certain qualifications and experience requirements.

Please refer to the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) website to learn more. It explains applicants must have at least Certificate IV Financial Services in bookkeeping or accounting and outlines the number of hours of relevant experience. It also states that applicants must have completed a:

  • Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles.
  • Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) approved unit in the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA), including the Code of Professional Conduct (Code).

The BAS Agent Exam allows you to fulfil the first of the requirements listed above to register as a BAS Agent with the (TPB). Once registered, you can find work as a bookkeeper or a registered BAS agent. For small business owners, this will help to fulfil BAS and bookkeeping duties.

Our TASA 2009 and The Code of Professional Conduct Course has been designed to fulfil the second requirement listed above to register as a BAS Agent with the TPB. 

Please note: the BAS Agent Exam will not meet all requirements set out by the TPB when registering as a BAS agent. Contact the TPB to ensure you have the latest information and for any special requirements specific to your individual circumstances.

  • Subjects1
  • Credit Points0
  • LevelIntroductory
  • CostMember $675, non-member $775
  • CPD2.5 hours
  • DeliveryOnline
  • Study Length1 year maximum
  • Study Periods5 study periods

The BAS Agent Exam is provided as a dedicated pathway for candidates seeking to register as a BAS agent. By passing our BAS Agent Exam, it shows you have been formally assessed by an accredited provider to satisfy the assessment requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) in basic GST/BAS taxation principles.


Who is this for?

  • registration requirements for a BAS agent licence
  • bookkeeper
  • school leavers
  • small business operators.


Entry requirements

There are no enforced prerequisites for enrolling in the BAS Agent Exam.


  • GST
  • BAS
  • Payroll

Assessment-only study

This program is assessment-only. Upon enrolment, please select an upcoming exam date no more than 1 year in advance. Within 2 business days, you will receive online access to the following materials to commence your self–paced learning and prepare for the 2 hour online exam:

• study materials

• recorded webinars

• recommended readings.

Enrolment inclusions

Candidates receive online access to:

  • study materials
  • recorded webinars
  • recommended readings

Please allow 24-48 business hours after enrolling to receive your login details.

The 2 hour online case-study based exam requires candidates to:

  • Complete a GST calculation and BAS statement.
  • Perform payroll tasks on calculations such as gross wages and superannuation.
  • Complete short answer questions on applying legislation.



Exam registration close date

Exam date

Exam date 3 (2024)

Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Wednesday, 21 August 2024

Exam date 4 (2024)

Wednesday, 6 November 2024

Wednesday, 27 November 2024

BAS Agent Exam

  • Member $675
  • Non-Member $775

Program attracts GST, prices quoted are GST inclusive.

Prices are valid until 11 August 2024.