Offering Info

Statement of Attainment in BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

  • National Course Code: FNSSS00004
  • TAFE NSW code: FNSSS00004-01V02-21MBK-200

Location – Meadowbank





Course Start Date


Study Commitment

3.7 Hours per week


26 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in BAS Agent Registration Skill Set equips you with the knowledge to work as a BAS agent or payroll clerk. Learn to implement a payroll system and complete business and instalment activity statements.

This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems
  • Reconcile and prepare business and instalment activity statements
  • Record payroll data and maintain payroll


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Computer and digital literacy
  • Organisational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Good communication skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • BAS agent
  • Payroll clerk


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting


Adaptability is increasingly in demand in the accounting and bookkeeping sector, as the industry moves forward with new technologies. Other in-demand skills in the accounting and bookkeeping sector include communication skills, planning and problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.


Students seeking Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent registration should check with the TAX Practitioners Board (TPB) for details of current registration requirements, including those relating to experience, fitness and propriety.


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

  • An analytical and numbers-focused mindset
  • The ability to work with people in difficult situations and circumstances
  • Good digital skills
  • Time management skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To be proficient in basic bookkeeping and financial reports.

During 2021, construction of the new Meadowbank Education & Employment Precinct will be undertaken at TAFE NSW Meadowbank. There may be some disruption to students during that time, including noise, dust, vibration and changes to campus parking. TAFE NSW is focussed on minimising any disruption to students, where practicable. Contact us on 131601 for any questions.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


Once enrolled you'll have up to 26 weeks to complete the course. You will be required to study for approximately 3.7 hours per week. Students may choose to attend face to face classes if available or complete the units online. Please email to enquire about face to face classes.


This course is designed for people who have studied accounting and bookkeeping previously and are updating to incorporate latest information on business activity statements and payroll. May be used in some cases to assist in registering as a Bas Agent with the Tax Practioners Board.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

Once enrolled you'll have up to 26 weeks to complete the course. You will be required to study for approximately 3.7 hours per week.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee $479 must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.


Your course fee does not include textbooks (2 required). These will need to be acquired at an additional cost of approximately $80 each. Your local TAFE campus may have these textbooks available for students to borrow.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

See Street, Meadowbank
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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