Income Tax Course - Questions and Answers
Australia's leading income tax course
What's in the course?
The course is designed to teach you how to prepare tax returns under the supervision of a tax agent. We take you step by step through the tax preparation process using practical examples.
What does it cost?
The cost of the course starts from $495* which includes your tuition, all textbooks required and a student copy of the tax preparation software.
*This is the 2018 fee and is subject to change in 2019
Where is the course held?
The 16 week classes are held in a number of locations across Australia, in both metro and regional areas.
How long is the course and what is the format?
The course runs for 16 consecutive weeks. Study is a combination of on-line pre-recorded tutorials followed by a 3 hour in-class workshop. Most locations offer morning, afternoon or evening class options.
Do I need to have any experience to register for this course?
No, you do not need to have any previous taxation or accounting experience.
How do I register?
Registrations will open in November 2018 for the 2018/19 intake.
Where can I find the terms and conditions?
Will I be able to get a refund of the course fees if I change my mind?
Yes, but terms and conditions do apply. Please read these before registering for the course.
What are the job opportunities?
For top graduates of the course, job interviews are available for seasonal employment with H&R Block. We are looking for people who have reasonable availability to work during the tax season (July through to October) and of course, have good communication skills. This course is recognised throughout Australia by other tax agents and accountants.
I am registered tax agent, would I be considered for employment with H&R Block?
Yes, we employ registered tax agents, however, you would still be required to successfully complete the H&R Block Income Tax Course.
I am a CPA, do I need to complete the course to work for H&R Block?
All H&R Block tax consultants are required to successfully complete the income tax course.
Is this course accepted by the Tax Practitioners Board towards my required 30 hours professional development as a CPA?
Yes, the hours you commit to the training course will count towards this requirement.
Is H&R Block a recognised training organisation?
The H&R Block tax training courses are industry recognised but not accredited.
As an H&R Block tax consultant, what are the pay and conditions?
Tax consultants are paid at casual rates under the Clerks Private Sector Award. You will be paid an hourly rate and super is paid in addition to that hourly rate. Penalty rates apply if you work after hours. A bonus can also be paid at the end of the tax season. This will vary greatly depending on your speed, accuracy and availability.
If I am offered employment with H&R Block after the course, what professional development training do you provide?
At H&R Block, we invest in your career as a tax consultant. All tax consultants are required to complete our professional development training program each year.
Is the course difficult?
The course is challenging and you will need to be computer literate. If you apply yourself and do your homework and suggested studies, it will certainly be achievable for you. It is a good idea to attend classes each week and keep up to date with your reading and study.
Do I need a computer?
Yes. Our tax preparation software is Windows only compatible, so you will need a Windows computer/laptops/tablet. Apple is not supported.
What are my options if I only own an Apple computer?
You can still complete the course but it will be your responsibility to have your Apple computer set up to run Windows based programs. We do not offer technical support to assist students with this setup.
What other equipment will I need?
Students will need access a printer and also to the internet with reasonable speed and reliability.