Course Overview

Course Code
Course price
Payment options
Upfront, payment plan
Funding available
Not applicable
Start date
Anytime – start today
Course duration
20 weeks
Support available
Online, Telephone
Study mode

Potential career outcomes

  • BAS Agent
  • Small Business Owner
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable

Course description

Business Activity Statement agents are revolutionising the bookkeeping and accounting fields. Designed to benefit these highly regulated industries, this relatively new position is now integral to all businesses – big and small.

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this role with our BAS training (FNSBKG404A). This nationally-recognised course provides you with the information you’ll need to make business activity declarations over a monthly, quarterly or annual fixed period.

You will also partially fulfil the competencies provided by the Tax Practitioners Board to become a registered BAS agent by completing this unit. Contact us for further information.

Access to experienced trainers and quality course materials are at your fingertips. Enrol now and study at a pace that suits your lifestyle.

Course Structure

Skills Learnt

Identify individual compliance and other requirements

Research, document and seek expert advice on legislative, regulatory, organisational and industry requirements, and assess company’s cash flow. This includes documenting lodgement schedule requirements.

Recognise and apply goods and services tax implications and code transactions

Identify, apply and record GST principles, identify and code sales and receipts as GST classifications, and process accounting data to comply with tax reporting requirements.

Report on payroll activities

Identify and reconcile total salaries, wages and other payments for an accounting period, and identify and reconcile amounts withheld from salaries, wages and other payments.

Report on other amounts withheld, pay as you go instalments and taxes

Identify and reconcile amounts withheld from other payments with other departments for an accounting period, verify PAYG instalment amount and calculate for other taxes.

Complete and reconcile the activity statement

Check and validate activity statement reports, identify any errors and make correctional bookkeeping entries, make adjustments for previous quarters, months or year-end if needed, complete BAS or IAS returns to meet legislative, regulatory and organisational schedules, and reconcile BAS or IAS figures to journal entries, profit and loss statements, GST and other control accounts.

Lodge activity statement

Check and sign off activity statement by the appropriate person, dispatch activity statement in accordance with statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements, and process and record payment or refund.


There are no formal education prerequisites for this course.

English requirements

In this online course, you will need to read comprehensive learner workbooks and textbooks, undertake a range of written assessments and independent research activities, and engage in online forums and discussions.

Entry requires the successful completion of Year 10 level English. If you have not achieved this, you can demonstrate this knowledge by:

  • Completion of a nationally-recognised training qualification at a Certificate III level or higher
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
  • completing our pre-course commencement Literacy, Language and Numeracy assessment.

Computer requirements

  • A modern up to date internet browser
  • Adobe Flash player plug in
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software