Do you want to take an initial step to qualify as a tax agent through the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)? Accredited by the TPB, this course is for upskillers who would like to specialise in Australian taxation. The Tax Law for Tax Agents and Tax (Financial) Advisers course explores current Australian tax law and legislation. It will also equip you with the skills to process different tax returns using industry-standard software. Conducted face-to-face, this tertiary microcredential can be completed in just two semesters and can flexibly fit around busy life schedules.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Process tax returns for individuals, businesses and corporations
Use taxation software including XERO and MYOB
Apply introductory tax law to your work, including relevant legislation
Embed ethical tax law processes into daily practice
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
An initial step to qualify to register as a tax agent through the Tax Practitioners Board
Skills to process tax returns for individuals, businesses and corporations by using industry-standard software including XERO and MYOB
Access to TAFE NSW's industry connections and associated industry bodies
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A basic awareness of tax
An eye for detail and analytical mindset
Strong communication skills
Interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate
Ability to simplify difficult concepts
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: accountant (general) and tax assistant.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Alternative pathways into this course
The Tax Law for Tax Agents and Tax (Financial) Advisers does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 2 subjects.
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