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The BAS Agent Exam allows candidates to meet the requirements of a “board approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles” when registering as a BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Once registered, you can find work as a bookkeeper, or a registered BAS agent. For small business owners, this experience will help you to fulfil your BAS and bookkeeping duties.

Please note that this exam will not meet all requirements set out by the TPB when registering as a BAS agent. Contact us if you would like to understand the full requirements.

If you are an existing bookkeeper or BAS agent seeking registration, the BAS Agent Exam will assist you in meeting the requirement of a course in GST/BAS Principles in order to register as a BAS Agent in accordance with the requirements of the TPB. During this 2 hour, live, case-study based exam, you will be asked to:

  • Complete a GST calculation and BAS statement
  • Perform payroll tasks on calculations such as gross wages and super
  • Perform short answer questions on applying legislation.
1 subject
0 credit points
2.5 CPD hours
member: $675
non-member: $775
1 year maximum
5 study periods

1300 829 338


Approved by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)


Gain skills that are directly applicable to the workplace


Ideal for bookkeepers and small business owners

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Learning outcomes

The BAS Agent Exam is provided as a dedicated pathway for candidates seeking to register as a BAS agent. By sitting 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).

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.

Program structure


  • GST
  • BAS
  • Payroll

Modes of study

Assessment-only study

Assessment-only study allows candidates to accelerate their studies by progressing directly to the assessments for the subject based on prior study, qualifications and experience.

Enrolment inclusions

Resources made available to a candidates are:

  • online study materials
  • recorded webinars
  • recommended readings




Exam Registration Close date

GST/BAS Challenge Exam Date

Exam date 1 (2021)

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Exam date 2 (2021)

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Exam date 3 (2021)

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Exam date 4 (2021)

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Call us at 1300 TAX EDU (1300 829 338) or email us.


BAS Agent Exam
  Member Non-Member
BAS plus resources $6751 $7751

1. [Program attracts GST, price quoted is GST inclusive.]