The Australian Institute of Finance Training provides online and self-paced BAS Agent courses enabling accountants and bookkeepers in Australia to grow their knowledge base and skills to provide the following services:
- Deliver sound advice to clients on Business Activity Statements (BAS) obligations, including provisions on Goods and Services Tax (GST), fuel tax, luxury car tax, Wine Equalisation Tax (WET), Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), PAYG withholding and instalments, among others.
- Prepare and lodge approved forms relevant to a client’s BAS provisions.
- Work with the TPB on behalf of a client in dealing with obligations relevant to BAS provisions.
Choose from the AIFT’s self-paced and online tax practitioner’s courses:
- The BAS Agent Skill Set FNSSS00001
- The Single Unit FNSTPB401
- The Single Unit FNSTPB402
See more information below to the options)
12 Weeks of Study
Job & Career Pathway
Affordable Payment Plans
Self Paced Online Study
BAS Agent Skill Set
Commence any time RRP
The BAS Agent Skill set FNSSS00004 is one of our BAS Agent courses that combines to two key units required by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) to meet the education requirements to apply to become a BAS agent*.
- FNSTPB401 – Complete Business Activity Statements and Instalment Activity Statements
- FNSTPB402 – Establish & Maintain Payroll Systems
Commence any time RRP
FNSTPB401 – Complete Business Activity Statements & Instalment Statements
As a registered BAS Agent course, this unit focuses on the calculation and preparation of Business Activity Statements, it describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports.
Commence any time RRP
FNSTPB402 – Establish & Maintain Payroll Systems
This unit is a tax practitioners’ course as it focuses on the set up and processing of a payroll system, this unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for manual and computerised systems.
Studying FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is the most practical way to enter into the bookkeeping or accounting industries.
With AIFT we give you the choice to study on Xero, the most widely used Accounting software for practitioners and small business owners, as well as MYOB.
At AIFT we over this course on either Xero or MYOB making sure that your study is aligned in as much as possible to what employers want in a candidate. This course is also Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) approved with regards to the education requirements for registration as a BAS agent to allow you to
- Day to day bookkeeping functions such as accounts payable and receivable
- Completing the Business Activity Statements (BAS)
- Statutory obligations such as Superannuation and Payroll
- Building spreadsheets and creating operational reporting such as Profit & Loss, Balance Sheets and Trial Balance
- Proficient use of Accounting Software including MYOB and Xero from setup to trial balance
- It is the perfect preparation for anyone seeking to start their own bookkeeping business, or career as a professional bookkeeper BAS agent or payroll officer.
- Our Cert IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping lets you select which accounting platform (MYOB or Xero) to use to complete your assessments.
- Advance your accounting career with the option to continue your studies to Diploma level. You will have dedicated support and resources from both our team and course materials to help you achieve a successful career in Accounting or Bookkeeping.
This course comprises 13 units that are studied in the following order:
FNSACC413 - Make decisions in a legal context
BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC416 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC311 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records
FNSTPB402 - Establish and maintain payroll systems*
FNSTPB401 - Complete business activity and instalment activity statements*
BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
FNSACC414 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC412 - Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC312 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
BSBSMB412 - Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC408 - Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
*Unit part of the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.
Access to the ‘Xero Learn’ platform is included with the course and MYOB Student Edition is available for general (free) download. MYOB & Xero are used to complete some units, access to course materials and assessments.
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping allows up to 12 months to complete the course.
There is no minimum time frame to complete the course. Students can work through the course at their own pace
If students require an extension, they are available to purchase.
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Prior to course commencement, students are required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment/questionnaire.
This quick assessment is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you through your studies.
Modules & Units
The unit assessments and examinations are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted via the AIFT online student portal.
Accounting unit assessments use either MYOB (student version) or the Xero Learn educational platform.
Examinations are open book, and are comprised of theoretical and practical exercises which can be undertaken from either your home, office, or classroom.
Tax Practitioners Board Licensing Course units may include an exam component, which needs to be independently supervised. Exams are three-hour, open-book assessments comprising of short answer and multiple-choice questions, very similar in format to the unit assessments.
Exams must be completed within your course duration period. Prior to your exam, you will need to complete and return the Supervisor Nomination Form to Applied Education detailing your supervisor’s information, contact details and the elected date of your assessment.
Exams can be undertaken at any location and time of your choosing, with the only condition being that you have a nominated, independent supervisor present. Your supervisor can be a person of responsibility such as a registered tax agent, member of an accounting professional body, public servant, doctor, nurse, police officer, director, etc. who does not have a close personal or professional relationship with you.
If you cannot arrange a supervisor please contact us to arrange for a supervised assessment.
Course Fees and Flexible Payment Plans
AIFT offer flexible payment options to allow you to spread the investment in your future and start your Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course sooner.
Several units in the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping are prerequisites and in some cases actual units from the Diploma of Accounting.
AIFT promotes life-long learning and is focused on providing a higher education pathway from Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping to the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (which is the entry requirement of the Institute of Public Accountants).
Self-paced online study is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn that fits around your lifestyle.
We provide you with the following:
The recommended speed to access all learning resources is 4G/ADSL2, though most internet connections are sufficient. Slower connections will suffice for the PDF learning resources; however, for any multimedia content degradation in quality and issues downloading may be experienced. We aim for maximum operational efficiency with our high-quality LMS/SMS however from time to time outages may occur, but these will be attended to as quickly as possible.
Specifically, you will need word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Microsoft Office.
All data files, learning activities and MYOB/XERO software are available to download or access via our student portal.
AIFT uses the Microsoft Windows operating system and we are unable to guarantee or support issues relating to the Mac operating systems.
Learner guides and materials for the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping are included as part of the course at no additional cost.
All course content is accessed via our online student portal, along with additional resources, learning materials and classroom recordings (if applicable).
A hard copy of the learner materials is available. If required, it can also be optionally purchased ($275 full set).
Are you currently working as a bookkeeper or have prior skills and experience?
We can assess these skills and knowledge as credits towards a Certificate IV qualification in Accounting and Bookkeeping. By providing documented evidence and a portfolio of your work to demonstrate your understanding of the learning outcomes in the course. The portfolio often contains files such as payroll and BAS information, along with letters, reports or presentations that you have or currently use on a day to day basis.
Our RPL pack includes:
Nationally Recognised Training
As a Registered Training Organisation (#45665), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.
The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.
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With tailored courses, comprehensive training manuals, and the option of simulated workplace environments and multiple accounting software platforms, we can help you gain new and relevant skills for your preferred place of employment.