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The Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) including the Code of Professional Conduct course covers the required topics as listed in the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) Information Sheet TPB(I) 10/2011.

The TPB considers that an essential part of the qualifications requirement for registration is that individuals will need to be able to meet their statutory obligations in relation to the provision of tax agent services.

1300 TAX EDU
(1300 829 338)

1 subjects
0 credit points
3 CPD hours / subject
$150 / subject
3 months maximum


Approved by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)


Gain skills that are directly applicable to the workplace


Ideal for bookkeepers and small business owners

"The CTA1 balances technical material and practical application, bridging academia with the practice of tax law."

Rachel Vijayaraj, ATI, Associate, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers

"The weekly webinars and on line study format made it possible to combine the course work and full time work."

Wendy Miller, FTI, Special Counsel, Damien Greer

"The Tax Institute provides you with skills to succeed in the workforce."

Angel Zhang, Graduate Tax Accountant, Grant Thornton

"The issues which candidates are exposed to are delivered in a straightforward way and mirror real life issues which candidates will face on a day to day basis."

Patrick Catena, FTI, Accountant, CTA2A lecturer

"[The Tax Institute] teaches not only theory, but also emphasises application, in contexts encountered by practitioners on a day-to-day basis."

Nicholas Trotter, FTI, Consultant, Griffith Hack

"The CTA2 demonstrates a keen interest in tax and that’s what employers look for."

Tony Underhill, CTA, Principal - Tax, Grant Thornton Australia

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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


  • 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


TASA 2009 and The Code of Professional Conduct Course
  Member Non-Member
TASA course only $501 $1501
TASA course + Tax Agents Manual $801 $1801

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.]