This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contracts bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

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.


Subject to variance depending on the time of enrolment

601 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000


52 weeks

Total Tuition Weeks

42 weeks

Delivery & assessment mode

Face-to-face, a combination of theory, practical and/or project assessments

Entry requirements

  • Completion of year 11 or equivalent. (Subject to the assessment and approval of Baxter Institute Admission team.)
  • English requirements: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL PB 506, TOEFL IBT 62, PTE Academic 46, CAE & CPE (from 2015) 162
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and above
  • Successful completion of Pre-training review (PTR)
  • LLN Level 3

Work-based training/ Work placement


Possible pathways for further study

FNS50217 | Diploma in Accounting

Possible occupational outcomes

Accounts Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable Officer, Payroll Assistant, Debtors Clerk

Fees & Charges*

Offshore International Onshore International
Tuition fee $5,500 $5,000
Administration fee $200 $200
Materials fee $350 $350

*Tuition fees and other course-related fees are not subject to change once a student has enrolled. All equipment & resources are at the student's expense

Units of Competency


  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations (^)
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements *
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems *


  • FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACM401 Evaluate and authorise payment requests

* Unit required for the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
52 weeks
5,500 AUD
Offshore International: $5,500 Onshore International: $5,000
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