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Board approved courses requirements – draft guidance open for comment

1 July 2020

Board approved courses requirements – draft guidance open for comment

We are converting the existing proposed guidelines and information sheets which contain the requirements for the following Board approved courses into Legislative Instruments:

  • basic accountancy principles for tax agents
  • commercial law for tax agents 
  • Australian taxation law for tax agents 
  • basic GST/BAS taxation principles. 

The conversion of these products will provide legislative status for our requirements and also give greater clarity and certainty for tax practitioners, applicants for tax practitioner registration and course providers. 

While the conversion of these products will mean that the status of our requirements will change, we are not proposing to change the substance of the requirements from those that are currently provided in the existing guidance, which include:


Comments invited

We invite your comments on the draft Legislative Instruments and accompanying explanatory statements that are listed below:

Consultation is open until 28 July 2020. You can provide your comments to us via email at tpbsubmissions [at] tpb.gov.au 


Last modified: 1 July 2020