Explore taxation as a career, bolster your professional practice, or learn and understand how the Australian tax system works to tackle tax for business with confidence.
The Certificate of Australian Taxation is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to maintain taxation accounting records and process lodgements and returns for businesses and individuals.
Throughout this online taxation course, you will learn how to prepare non-complex income tax returns for individuals in accordance with statutory requirements.
You will also gain knowledge on how to gather and verify data, calculate taxable income, review compliance, and understand record management, business BAS and PAYG for business tax returns and lodgements.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to process business tax requirements and prepare non-complex income tax returns for individuals.Note: To provide tax practitioner services in Australia, tax agents must be registered with the Tax Practitioner’s Board.
Unit 1 - Develop knowledge of taxation
Taxation in Australia
Local, state and federal levels
Types of tax
State and territory taxes
Australian taxation office (ATO)
What taxation revenue is used for
Key tax terminology
Tax declaration forms
Tax file number (TFN)
Personal tax rates
Business activity statement (BAS)
Lodging a tax return
Paying state taxes
Non-payment of tax
Unit 2 - Process business tax requirements
Taxation accounting system
The accrual system
Debit and credit
Maintain adequate records
Recipient created tax invoice (RCTI)
Claiming a GST credit
Australian standard – record management
Business tax returns
Taxation lodgement process
Lodgement schedule requirements
Transactions not reported
Company tax returns
PAYG with holding annual reports
Business tax returns and lodgements
PAYG tax withheld
Processing accounting data
Corporate credit card statements
Input taxed events
Draft returns and lodgements
Unit 3 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals
Client taxation preparation
Types of deductions
Estimate value of asset
Retail inventory method
Diminishing value method
Prime cost method
Discrepancies or queries
Accrual and cash accounting
Prepaid income / expense
Calculating taxable income
Medicare levy surcharge (MLS)
Health insurance rebate
Capital gains tax
Small business CGT concessions
Personal CGT concessions
Adequacy of financial records
Benefits and allowances
Family tax benefit Part A
Paid parental leave scheme
Due dates for lodgement
Financial documents / records
Incorrect payment summaries
Returns submitted by due date
Providing relevant information to ATO
Asset usage reports
Inventory usage reports
Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)
Tax agent services
ATO reviews / audits
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
The course material was easy to follow and has given me the knowledge to open up more job opportunities.
T. Snelling, Rockingham WA | Certificate of Australian Taxation
This course helped me to learn different tax obligations in Australia. I highly recommend Australian Online Courses.
B. Vhasima, QLD | Certificate of Australian Taxation
My experience was positive and assistance was always on hand.
K. Hirsch, Gauteng, South Africa | Certificate of Australian Taxation
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $150.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.