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FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

This skill set is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Delivery is face to face with classes conducted at the CDU Darwin Waterfront Campus.

Entry requirements

You must:

  • be 18 years or older; and
  • not be attending secondary school; and
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate language, literacy, and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake this course. This is demonstrated if you have completed a qualification deemed equivalent to an Australian Year 11 or higher, Australian Certificate III or higher, or by completing a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

*If you do not meet the entry requirements and would like to discuss your options, contact Student Central.

Essential requirements

Students are required to purchase the following textbooks from the publishers:

Unit - FNSTPB401 Complete Business Activity and Instalment Activity statement
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 11th edition by Philip Palmer and Sonia Deaner
National core publication

ISBN 978-1-76073-129-8

Cost $69 (Desk Copy), $49 (online)

Unit - FNSTPB402 Establish and Maintain Payroll System
Establish and maintain a payroll system by Anne Collins and Greg Pazmandy, 11th Edt.
National Core Accounting Publications
ISBN: 978-1-76073-130-4
Cost $79(desk copy), $49 (online)


To be eligible for an NT Government funded place you must be:

  • a Northern Territory resident; and
  • an Australian citizen, permanent Australian resident or a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for a minimum of six months


To be eligible for an NT Government funded place you must be:

  • a resident of the Northern Territory; and
  • a temporary visa holder who:
    • does not have work or study restrictions
    • has a valid visa for the duration of the training, allowing for the total volume of learning required to achieve the qualification, including supervised and unsupervised training and study
    • is not the primary provisional visa holder of a skilled, business innovation and investment, student, work or holiday visa identified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Upcoming intakes

There are currently no course offerings in 2021 for this course.

Course structure

To achieve FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set a total of two (2) units of competency must be completed as listed below.

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 95.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
Units of Competency
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 50
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems 45
  Total nominal hours for the training program 95



This is a current, nationally accredited Skill Set from the FNS Financial Services Training Package.

Additional information

You can access student services, find support and explore your community through the Current Students web.

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).