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FNSSS00004 - BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

Course Overview

Nationally Recognised Training Acro Business College
Australian Qualifications Framework Acro Business College
Course Title

BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

VET National Code


Total Duration

6 weeks



Mode of Delivery

Online/distance, consisting of structured learning content, self-study, research and both unsupervised and supervised assessments

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About This Course

FNSSS00004 - BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

This course is designed to train and assess individuals who wish to receive, or whose employer wishes them to receive, formal AQF certification documentation in recognition of their BAS and payroll competencies. This Skill Set from the FNS Financial Services Training Package, together with the appropriate assessment methods as set by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), meets the requirements for a course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles that is approved by the TPB.

Anyone seeking BAS agent registration should check with the TPB for details of current registration requirements, including those relating to experience and, fitness and propriety. Prior to enrolment, the RTO will assess the needs and pre-existing skills of each prospective student to determine the suitability of the course and its outcomes.

The course is designed to suit the preference of the learner. Learning and assessment resources are made available online through the RTO's learning management system, with supplementary resources and links to relevant legislation and regulatory regimes. However, these can also be made available in hard copy format and distributed upon student request.

Important - Pre-Enrolment Information:

Prior to enrolment, it must be established that students have access to a computer, printer, internet, email software and Word or similar program in order to undertake training in this course.

Course Duration

This course is structured to be undertaken over a six (6) week period, with 20 contact hours per week. Students are free to extend this timeframe in order to better align with their personal and professional commitment, in consultation with the RTO. Regardless of the length of time over which a student may elect to complete the course requirements, the total volume of learning (amount of training and time dedicated to assessment is 120 hours.

Fast Course Guide

National Code: FNSSS00004

Nationally Recognised: Yes (Click Here)

Delivery mode:

Online/distance, consisting of structured learning content, self-study, research and both unsupervised and supervised assessments


A variety of assessment methods form part of this course including written assignments, presentations, portfolio of work, role plays and projects.

Awarded by:

Acro Training Group Pty Ltd t/a Acro Business College

RTO ID: 45598

Packaging Rules:

Total number of units = 2

FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all Units of Competency provided in the Course Format above as per (FNSSS00004)

Course Units

Brief Description of Assessment Components


♦ Assessment Task 1 - Written questions (independently supervised)

Demonstrate understanding of the knowledge required of this unit.

♦ Assessment Task 2 - BAS and instalment activity calculations (independently supervised)

Complete a range of calculations to demonstrate knowledge of compliance obligations.

♦ Assessment Task 3 - BAS preparation and lodgement

Meet with a client, prepare a BAS worksheet based on data provided, and seek authorisation to lodge the BAS.


♦ Assessment Task 1 - Written questions (independently supervised)

Demonstrate understanding of the knowledge required of this unit.

♦ Assessment Task 2 - Establish and maintain payroll project (50% of tasks independently supervised)

Set up and maintain a payroll system for a fictional company

♦ Assessment Task 3 - Payroll role plays

Participate in two role plays designed to assess knowledge and performance evidence in conjunction with crucial foundation skills such as interacting with others and oral communication

Assessment Methods

Written assessments, projects/case studies and reports, numerical calculations, practical demonstration.

Competency is assessed after the scheduled training and pre-assessment preparation has been completed.

Assessment Conditions

For the purposes of this course and to meet TPB accreditation requirements, Assessment Task 1 from both FNSTPB401 and FNSTPB402, Assessment Task 2 from FNSTPB401 and 50% of tasks from Assessment Task 2 from FNSTPB402 must be supervised by an independent person of sufficient responsibility.

Prior to any supervision occurring, the student must submit a completed Supervisor Nomination Form to the RTO indicating the supervisor's information, contact details, and the elected date of assessment. Once this has been received, the RTO will make contact with the supervisor to confirm their availability, credentials and independence from the student. Where a student is unable to source their own independent supervisor, the RTO can supply a list of suitably qualified independent supervisors.

Assessment tasks requiring independent supervision will not be deemed satisfactory by the assessor until the supervisor submits a Supervisor Declaration Form confirming that appropriate oversight was in place during the assessment task.

Entry Requirements

Must be proficient in English and demonstrate sufficient numeracy and literacy skills (equivalent to ACSF exit level 3).

Additional Requirements

Where the registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision).


There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

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FNSSS00004 - BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

Qualification Issued

Completing all the units of competency within this qualification will lead to the issuance of a BAS Agent Registration Skill Set (FNSSS00004) Statement of Attainment including a transcript of all completed units. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency, but not the whole qualification, will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment detailing the completed units.

Acro Business College does not guarantee that:

♦ completion of an Acro Business College qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or

♦ a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or

♦ a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Pathways Information

The units provide credit towards:

♦ FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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