Course code: MHE20532CL

    Commercial Law for Tax Agents

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Do you need to meet the Tax Practitioner Board’s (TPB) requirements for commercial law or want to provide a tax agent service for a fee? Aimed at upskillers, this tertiary microcredential will provide you with a broad overview of commercial law. You will benefit from acquiring knowledge of Australia's common law and civil law systems in your professional field. Bucking recent trends in education, classes are conducted in a stimulating face-to-face environment. The course is structured so that students can take one subject per semester.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Embed ethical law processes into your work

    • Grasp commercial law, specifically the Australian common law and civil law systems

    • Explore advanced commercial law, including the principles of torts and property laws

    • Understand corporations and trust law, as well as the role of regulatory bodies

    Course outcomes

    Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

    • Initial step to maintaining or renewing accreditation with the Tax Practitioners Board if you are wanting to provide a tax agent service for a fee

    • Invaluable knowledge of commercial law for application across a range of industries from accountancy to risk management

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

    • A completed certificate IV or higher vocational qualification


    • Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • An interest in law and tax

    • An interest in helping others

    • Strong attention to detail

    • Good communication and relationship building skills

    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

    You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.

    If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.

    Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: accountant (general), corporate lawyer and tax agent.


    You may be eligible to apply for membership as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board and a tax (financial) advisor with the Tax Practitioners Board.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

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    Alternative pathways into this course

    The Commercial Law for Tax Agents does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Commercial Law for Tax Agents does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning ( or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    SubjectsSubjects in this course

    Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 3 subjects.

    Core Subjects

    Elective Subjects

    Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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