Course code: MHE20532TL

    Tax Law for Tax Agents and Tax (Financial) Advisers

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    OverviewAbout this course

    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.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Process tax returns for individuals, businesses and corporations

    • Apply introductory tax law to your work, including relevant legislation

    • Embed ethical tax law processes into daily practice

    Course outcomes

    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 (get assessed by TPB before applying for this course)

    • Skills to process tax returns for individuals, businesses and corporations

    • Access to TAFE NSW's industry connections and associated industry bodies

    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

    • Please ensure to attach all evidence when applying for this course to demonstrate the minimum entry requirements and for ease of the enrolment process.

    Entry recommendations

    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

    • Decision-making skills

    • 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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    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.

    Study pathways

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

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    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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    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Tax Law for Tax Agents and Tax (Financial) Advisers 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 2 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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