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Unregistered Bookkeepers Training

We offer complete support for trainee bookkeepers and also for bookkeepers who are ready to start out on their own but are unregistered.

Bookkeeping is a growing profession and, contrary to popular belief, can be exciting and rewarding.

Being a bookkeeper is about understanding how a business works and then providing accurate figures in order for the business to know exactly how well it is doing.

Rules and regulations

Anyone who is thinking about starting their own bookkeeping business in Australia needs to be aware of the rules regarding BAS Agents, who are eligible to provide Business Activity Statement services for a fee.

 Any bookkeeper wanting to provide BAS services must be registered as a BAS Agent. To become a registered BAS Agent, a bookkeeper must have 1400 hours of experience and a minimum qualification of a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Accounting.

1. Anyone who has studied bookkeeping at high school can become a bookkeeper at no cost, although their skills are obviously limited and they cannot provide Business Activity Statement services for a fee.

 “To provide BAS Agent services, a bookkeeper must be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board.

 To be a registered BAS Agent, you must have the following:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • 1400 hours of experience.
  • Qualifications of at least Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Accounting.
  • 15 hours of continuing education every year.

 To be performing these duties at this level, you are likely to also need the following:

  • At least one software company partner program license.
  • A computer with internet access.
  • Mobile phone communication.