Connecting you with a Bookkeeping and Finance Professional
With Industry Connect you speak directly with a bookkeeping and finance professional working in the real world.
Preparing you for real life bookkeeping; not just bookkeeping theory
When you speak with someone who makes a living out of being a bookkeeper, BAS agent or Tax agent, you can see, first hand, how the bookkeeping study and skills you learn are going to be applied within the context of a business operating in the real world.
This is among the best preparation you can have for seeking a paid role as a bookkeeper or BAS agent in the finance industry or for a range of businesses.
BAS Agent Connect Project
As part of BAS Agent Connect, you will be assessed to build your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a BAS agent. You will learn what the rigorous requirements are for becoming a BAS agent, the services they provide, including what tax services they may provide as governed by the Tax Practitioners Board. The assignment will also cover tasks relating to real-world business scenarios, including client interactions.
Why Do We Offer BAS Agent Connect?
BAS agents and accountants are the highest qualified individuals operating in the accounting and bookkeeping space. Prior to 2010 almost anyone could perform work as a bookkeeper. All they needed was some basic accounting knowledge and to know how to use accounting software like MYOB.
Now, however, the bookkeeping industry is regulated by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). The TPB has created a minimum set of requirements that bookkeepers MUST adhere to, and be registered for, if they are ultimately paid or rewarded for any work relating to lodging financials that include GST, BAS and Payroll information and calculations.
The minimum training requirements for bookkeepers is a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and even accountants with a degree in accounting are required to go through the GST and Payroll components of this course if they are to perform BAS services.