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In order to register as a tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) an applicant must demonstrate a required level of proficiency in the contents of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA), including the code of Professional Conduct (Code) as part of the qualifications required for registration.

TASA 2009 was enacted to ensure that tax agent services provided by tax agents, BAS agent services are provided to the public in accordance with appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct. It established the TPB as the relevant regulatory body with responsibilities to ensure that those who are required to be registered are registered, to set conditions for registration, and implement a range of sanctions that can be applied for any breaches of statutory obligations. Along with the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009, TASA 2009 forms the core of the Tax Agent Services Regime (TASR) in Australia.

The TASA 2009, including the Code of Professional Conduct online module covers the required topics as listed in the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) Information Sheet TPB(I) 10/2011 and is approved by the TPB for the purposes of meeting the relevant qualification requirement regarding TASA2009, for the purposes of registration with the TPB as a tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser.

1 subject
0 credit points
3 CPD hours
TASA course only
member: $55 | non-member: $155
TASA course + Tax Agent Manual
member: $85 | non-member: $185
online
3 months maximum
introductory

1300 829 338

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Approved by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)

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Gain skills that are directly applicable to the workplace

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Ideal for bookkeepers and small business owners

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Learning outcomes

The TASA 2009 and The Code of Professional Conduct Course provides the required knowledge to know and understand the statutory obligations in relation to licence requirements with the TPB.

Who is this for?

  • tax agents registered or seeking registration under TASA 2009
  • BAS agents registered or seeking registration under TASA 2009
  • tax (financial) advisers registered or seeking registration under TASA 2009.

Entry requirements

There are no enforced prerequisites for enrolling in the TASA 2009 and The Code of Professional Conduct Course.

Course structure

Modules

  • registration process and eligibility requirements under the TASA 2009
  • The Code of Professional Conduct
  • administrative sanctions that may be imposed for a breach of the Code
  • civil penalty provisions
  • Board's power to apply to the Federal Court for an injunction
  • obligations to notify the Board of a change of circumstances.

Modes of study

Self-paced learning

Self-paced learning allows practitioners to study at their own pace, in their own time.

To complete the course, candidates are assessed on 10 multiple choice questions. There is no time limit on the completion of the questions but candidates have a maximum of 3 months to complete the course. Additionally, candidates are not required to complete a formal exam or assessment.

Enrolment inclusions

Resources made available to candidates are:

  • online study materials
  • recommended readings

Fees

TASA 2009 and The Code of Professional Conduct Course
  Member Non-Member
TASA course only $551 $1551
TASA course + Tax Agents Manual $851 $1851

The course/program is required to be completed within 90 days of registration/ enrolment. An extension of 30 days can be purchased for $50 (courses/programs with extensions must be completed within 30 days of the expiry of the original course – a total of 120 days from the date you originally purchased the course)

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