Explore taxation as a career, bolster your professional development or learn more about the Australian taxation system.
The Certificate of Australian Taxation is an online professional development program that will provide you with a fundamental understanding of how the Australian taxation system works.
In this online taxation course, you will learn about the purpose of taxation, government requirements, income, and personal tax – key terminology, Capital Gains Tax (GST), Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), Luxury Car Tax (LCT), land tax, stamp duty, HECS and HELP, Pay As You Go (PAYG) and more.
You will also learn about business taxation, including gathering and verifying data, calculating taxable income, reviewing compliance, and understanding record management, business BAS and PAYG.
On completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of personal and business tax requirements in Australia. Note: To provide tax practitioner services in Australia, tax agents must be registered with the Tax Practitioner’s Board (TPB). Please contact the TPB for licensing requirements.
Unit 1 - Develop knowledge of taxation
Purpose of taxation
Services provided from taxation revenue
Ways tax is collected
Direct and indirect taxes
Income tax and company tax
Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)
Taxation on superannuation funds
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Luxury Car Tax (LCT)
Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)
Excise tax and payroll tax
Stamp duty and council rates
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
How taxation revenue is used
Business and farming
Defence and border protection
Roads and transport systems
Public buildings and sport and recreation amenities
Foreign affairs and trade
Healthcare and justice systems
Welfare, income and community support
Personal taxation – key terminology
Accrues interest and
Deductions and dividends
Franked and unfranked dividends
HECS and HELP
Salary sacrifice and superannuation contributions
Tax File Number (TFN)
Tax declaration forms
Personal tax rates
Calculating a tax refund
Key terminology used in business tax
Australian business number (ABN)
Goods and services tax (GST)
PAYG and instalments
Sole trader and partnerships
Companies and trusts
How business tax is assessed and paid
Assessable income and allowable deductions
Business activity statement (BAS)
Instalment activity statement (IAS)
Superannuation payments and contributions
Determining individual tax liability
Small business operators
Business Activity Statement (BAS)
Lodging a tax return
Paying state taxes
Small business tax concessions
Underpayment or overpayment of tax
Non-payment of taxation
Unit 2 - Process business tax requirements
Taxation system requirements
Cash system and accrual system
Debit and credit
Records maintenance (Australian standards)
Tax invoice requirements
Claiming GST credit for purchases
Requirements for business documents
Entering cash transactions
Comply with lodgement requirements
Transactions not reported in total sales
Company and FBT returns
PAYG withholding annual reports
Superannuation guarantee levy
Using the correct returns and lodgements
Process accounting data
Apportionment and adjustment
Draft returns and lodgements
Unit 3 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals
Obtain client signature, authorisation and endorsement
Tax file numbers
Who needs to lodge a tax return
Submitting documentation to the ATO
Statement of changes in equity
Inventory usage reports
Tax practitioners Board (TPB)
Tax agent services
ATO reviews and audits
Estimated duration 45 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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