Key Benefits

Nationally recognised

The two units of competency in this course are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. You may be able to use them to reduce study time if you move on to a relevant higher education qualification course.

Learn MYOB or Xero

Learn Australia’s leading accounting software packages, built directly into this course. Choose whichever software is more relevant to your needs, MYOB or Xero. The course includes comprehensive software training resources, and student edition access.

TPB approved course

This course meets the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) education requirements.


Course Accreditation

You’ll need to complete each of the following two nationally recognised units of competency in order to fulfil the Tax Practitioners Board’s specific education requirements for BAS and payroll.

Module 1

BAS and Payroll

Course Assessments

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

The BAS and Payroll course has been designed to give you a preview of two of the most common sets of tasks that bookkeepers and accounting practitioners carry out. It’s great for staff in small businesses who are ready to step up and take on more responsibility with admin. Small business owners may also find it useful for reducing outsourcing costs in the long term. Alternatively, the course can be an eye-opening intro for those who are considering studying a full course in accounting or bookkeeping, but don’t want to take the plunge just yet.

Key opportunities include:



The BAS and Payroll course is a great way to prepare for a certificate or diploma level course. It’s a taster of what it’s like to study online – handy if you haven’t studied for a while. In a Certificate IV in Accounting or Diploma of Accounting, you’ll explore many more tasks and subtopics of accounting. But you’ll also be able to draw on the knowledge and thinking skills you picked up in this course. You may also be able to get credit for the two units you’ve completed as part of this course.

Course Prerequisites

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Guide by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.

Course Topics

You’ll need to study a total of two units of competency. Here’s what you’ll learn along the way:

Module 1

BAS and Payroll

Course Duration

Is there a maximum course completion time?

Yes; six months for the whole course.

Is there a minimum course completion time?

No. Students can complete the course as quickly as they choose.

What is the average course completion time-frame?

Students who are highly motivated and well organised can often complete the full course in two to three months. The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, and how fast they work.

How it works

Study online. With a difference.

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Skype, Zoom, TeamViewer, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Do you offer corporate workshops?

Yes. We’re the corporate training partner of choice for several large organisations. Our trainers can also conduct onsite training for groups of six staff or more. Corporate workshops can be scheduled for any location in Australia. Got a new satellite office with staff in need of training? Running a training retreat in an idyllic location (yes please!)? Our trainers can be there.

Corporate workshops are tailored to your organisation’s needs. Get in touch with our friendly course consultants for more information.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$895 (Total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 10% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (MasterCard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Simon Slade-Betts
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
– Chinese Proverb et al

I’m the Accounting/Bookkeeping Course Co-ordinator, and a trainer and assessor, here at Monarch Institute. I’ve got quite a few years’ experience as an accounting trainer and assessor with Australia’s largest RTO colleges.

As a Certified Practising Accountant (Fellow), I’ve got over 37 years’ accounting and business experience. I’ve worked both locally and overseas, across diverse industries, with some of the world’s largest multinational corporations. In these roles I have held directorships, senior financial management and company secretarial positions. This means I’ve had responsibility for all aspects of accounting and finance.

My experience in accounting and finance is complemented by more than 18 years’ involvement in the IT industry. I’m still working in the industry, with Australia’s leading software provider, to deliver specialised business software training to business operators in the SME sector.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

The opportunity to help make the world a better place through helping educate and encourage learners and business operators achieve their goals and consequently improve the living standards of millions of people worldwide. But just before I do all of that, I’m a coffee lover, so the enticement of a great morning coffee also helps a lot!

Michelle Dascal
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
– Albert Einstein

I currently work in a mid-tier accounting firm as a senior accountant, and love it. I have over four years’ experience working as a business service accountant and tax consultant. I look after a portfolio of clients across various industries, and that’s really interesting. Observing different sector dynamics at play is fascinating. My skills include preparing financial statements, preparing tax returns, BAS, budgeting, cash flow analysis and tax consulting.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about eating food. I love to try different cuisines in restaurants, and enjoy cooking as well. The bed time discussion generally starts with, ‘…what are we going to eat tomorrow’?

John Deininger
"No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future."
- Hon Paul Keating

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant. I started out with the large chartered practice Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Since then I’ve built a career in financial services, working with both large and small chartered accounting firms, financial services businesses both in Australia and overseas and a mid-tier industry superannuation fund. I’ve also got a track record of similar roles in a volunteer capacity in the local community; I’m the treasurer of two community organisations. I am particularly interested in assisting and guiding students in the financial services arena with their studies and career development.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I lead a busy and involved life, although more and more I’m reliving my childhood through the activities of my son Oskar! Together with my wife and Oskar, I enjoy the year-round wonders of the outdoors so close to Melbourne’s doorstep, while still hanging onto an inner city cosmopolitan life style, hopefully the best of both worlds. A bike, kayak, tent and xc skis are my most treasured possessions!

Karen Alpen
"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart"
– Eleanor Roosevelt

I’m a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Financial Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Management. With fifteen years of experience teaching accounting and bookkeeping as a part-time lecturer at a University and TAFE, I’m still loving my job.

I started my accounting career in Sydney with one of the world’s largest accounting firms, and had ten years of experience working in both the public and commercial accounting professions prior to commencing teaching. I understand the challenges of studying online, having gone back to university as a mature age student to complete an online Bachelor of Science. I’m now undertaking a Master of Science (Bioinformatics) at Melbourne University, so I empathise with students juggling work, family and study commitments.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

The long list of jobs I have to do each day… family, pets, work, study! When there is a spare moment, I enjoy walking, cycling, reading (not just textbooks!), fiddling around in the garden and painting/sketching.

Rochelle Park
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
– Albert Einstein

I have enjoyed a career in the bookkeeping and accounting industry for over 16 years, and I’m proud to have owned several successful small businesses during that time. As a qualified and Practicing BAS Agent, I bring a solid and first hand understanding of the bookkeeping space and the technologies that support business processes. I’m is passionate about working with students, supporting them on their learning journey into successful careers as bookkeepers and accountants.

I also mentor bookkeepers working toward registering as BAS agents as they acquire their required hours in a supervised environment. I’m passionate about lifelong learning and improving what I can offer my students, which is part of why I’m also completing the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Deakin University.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

Family life and the enjoyment of helping others (with a strong cup of black coffee in hand) are great enticers for me to spring out of bed every day. I enjoy a busy and fun family life with my four young adult children and my partner, kayaking on the beautiful Port Phillip bay or just reading a fiction book reclined.

Jenny Hargreaves
"Believe you can and you’re halfway there."
– Theodore Roosevelt

I’m a registered BAS agent, holding vocational and tertiary qualifications in bookkeeping, accounting, training and psychology. I’ve had 28 years’ experience in the financial services industry. This has included multiple roles for a large Australian bank and a small Australian regional bank. I run my own bookkeeping company in NSW alongside my role as a trainer here at Monarch Institute.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

Nothing. I’m not a morning person! Once the first espresso of the day kicks in it all changes. As the ‘pawrent’ of two adorable dogs, I adopt their outlook on life. That is, live in the moment and always have a good stretch before doing anything. I enjoy singing really, really loud, living by the motto ‘just because I can’t sing, doesn’t mean I won’t’.

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BAS and Payroll

  • Learn everything you need know about BAS and payroll
  • Become a certified bookkeeper or registered BAS agent, after further study
  • Fit your study around your current work and family commitments
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Duration Up to six months
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $895
Career opportunities Certified bookkeeper | Registered BAS agent
Course topics One module
Accreditation Two units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.

FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting | FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting


No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed

Assessments Multiple small assessments | No exams
Start date Immediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...
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