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Tax Agent Certification FNSSS00005 & FNSSS00008

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The Tax Agent Certification course is nationally recognised as the FNSSS00005 Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set and FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation). The 5 course units, together with appropriate assessment methods and an already completed Diploma of Accounting (or higher), meets the requirements for approval by the TPB to register as a tax agent.

Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set

Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax Documentation)

What's Included

Course Description:

The Tax Agent Certification includes the skills and knowledge required to meet the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) educational eligibility requirements, for both Commercial Law and Australian Tax Law.

  • FNSSS00005 - The units in this skill-set cover: applying legal principles in consumer and contract law, corporations and trust law, and property law.
  • FNSSS00008 - The units in this skill-set cover: preparing tax documentation for individuals and preparing and administering tax documentation for legal entities.

In this course you will have access to:

  • Industry expert trainers and assessors
  • Access to the online Learning Management System 'aXcelerate'.
  • Online videos and webinars
  • Learning resources - learner guides, website links, case studies, introduction to financial industry software, MYOB and XERO.
  • Facebook Discussion Group for Students to collaborate
  • TPB approved course outlines and assessment requirements
  • FREE Membership to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Course Duration

The course duration is twelve (12) Months (240 hours of study).

Entry Requirements

A Diploma of Accounting is the minimum requirement to obtain your Tax Agent Licence. Please contact the Tax Practicioner Board directly for determining the licencing requirements.


There will be multiple assessment formats including online supervised assessments - a requirement of the TPB.

Units of Study


FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law

FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law

FNSTPB505 Apply legal principles in property law


FNSACC522 Prepare tax documentation for individuals

FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities

Further Study Pathways

The units of competency in this skill set provide Credit Transfers towards the following qualifications:

Career Opportunities

This course is designed as an additional option for those accountants who wish to work as registered tax agents. A registered tax agent is licensed to prepare and lodge tax return on behalf of individuals or small/medium businesses to ensure tax obligations are met and returns are as large as possible! Tax agents have to comply with strict laws and be meticulous with attention to detail.

Pricing and Registration

The cost of the Tax Agent Certification (FNSSS00005 & FNSSS00008) is $2195.00

Course Brochure

Download the information brochure for this course.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This course is designed to meet the education eligibility requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the TPB. Refer to the TPB website for details.

Persons seeking Tax Agent registration should check with the TPB for details of other current registration requirements, including those relating to experience and fitness and propriety.

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