Enrolments for our 2024 intake have now closed.

H&R Block's Income Tax Course is the industry leader, with a solid reputation for expert instruction.

Each year our course is taken by career changers, aspiring tax consultants and employees of some of the top financial and accounting institutions in the country. No prior experience necessary. 

Open up career opportunities

Open up career opportunities

Take the first step towards a rewarding career as a tax consultant with H&R Block
Learn new skills

Learn new skills

Understand, prepare and maximise the outcomes of tax returns
Stay up-to-date

Stay up-to-date

Our course is refreshed every year to ensure you are up-to-date with the latest income tax changes

Who is this course for?

  • Career & employment seekers

    People looking for casual, part-time and contract career opportunities. Our course will teach you the skills potential employers are looking for.

  • Those wanting to do their own tax returns

    Anyone who is good with numbers and wants to learn how to maximise their own tax returns.

  • Professionals looking for extra work

    Clerical workers looking for extra short-term seasonal work during July - October tax season to top up their income. Upskill and open up more opportunities. 

  • Current Tax Professionals

    Maintain your CPD requirements, stay up to date with tax changes and personal development opportunities.

Multiple Study Options

Our Instructor Led Course options are available both IN CLASS and ONLINE.
Registrations have now closed. Register your interest for next years intake
Week Starting
Feb 2025
15 weeks
Registrations have now closed. Register your interest for next years intake
Week Starting
Apr 2025
9 weeks
Registrations have now closed. Register your interest for next years intake
Available from
Feb 2025
Complete by
30th June 2025

More reasons to register your interest

Make the most of your Income Tax Course experience with our programs and offers

Graduate cash back program

Students who have met the employment criteria and are contracted to work with H&R Block, have the opportunity to have their course fee fully refunded*. To be eligible, scheduled hours must be maintained as agreed throughout July and August.

Are you eligible?

All you need is a talent for dealing accurately with figures, enjoy working with the public and would like to earn income preparing tax returns under the supervision of a Registered Tax Agent. The course covers all you need to know to start preparing tax returns. You will also receive on the job training should you be offered seasonal work by H&R Block

Income tax course FAQs

  • All of our course options are designed to teach you how to prepare tax returns under the supervision of a registered tax agent. We take you step by step through the theory and the tax preparation process using practical examples.

    We offer five different options for completing the course:
    1. Instructor Led In Class - 2.5 hour weekly workshops plus self study for 15 weeks - commencing February 2024.
    2. Instructor Led Online - 2.5 hour weekly workshops plus self study for 15 weeks - commencing  February 2024.
    3. Instructor Led In Class Intensive - 4 hour weekly workshops plus self study for 9 weeks - commencing April 2024.
    4. Instructor Led Online Intensive - 4 hour weekly workshops plus self study for 9 weeks - commencing April 2024.
    5. Self Paced Learning - all self study with no weekly workshops - commencing mid February 2024.
    For more details, download the full course outline in the 'find a class' section above.
  • For students registered in the Instructor Led Course, attending the weekly workshops in an required part of the course, in addition to keeping up to date with assigned reading and study. Students who follow the recommended weekly program should find the course engaging and achievable.
  • If you are looking for a new skill, a change of career, wanting to earn extra money from an addiitonal income stream, or looking to re-enter the workforce, then the Instructor Led Course Options are definitely the way to go. You don't need any previous experience in tax or accounting to be successful in the Instructor Led classes. You just need to be good with numbers and committed to the learning process. High achievers are eligible to apply for employment with H&R Block and potentially be refunded the full fee paid for the course. Check out our Graduate Offer.
  • For top graduates in any Instructor Led Course, job interviews are available for employment with H&R Block. We are looking for people who have good availability to work during the tax season (July through to October), along with strong numerical, communication, and people skills. Graduates registered into the Self Paced Option, will not have the opportunity to apply for employment with H&R Block.
  • Students who successfully complete any Instructor Led Course option, meet the employment criteria, and work for H&R Block during Tax Season 2024, are eligible to have the course fee they paid refunded to them.
  • At H&R Block, we will invest in your career as a H&R Block tax consultant by providing exclusive ongoing professional development training year on year at no charge to you, when you indicate that you wish to return.
  • The Self Paced option is designed for people already working in the industry who want to keep their knowledge current and for people just wanting to learn how to manage their own tax affairs. By registering for the Self Paced Option, students will not be eligible to apply for a position with H&R Block. If you are unsure of your intention when registering, we do recommend the Instructor Led Course as your preferred option.
  • There is no difference in the content covered. The best option for you depends on your reason for registering, and your preferred method of learning. Our team is always here to help if you have any further questions.
  • Yes, we employ registered tax agents, however, you would still be required to successfully complete the H&R Block Income Tax Course.
  • Students will be able to download a certificate at the completion of each module. This certficate will detail what was studied in that module and the time allocated to that module. For attendances at workshops and self study, you will need to record this time yourself in line with your professional body's requirements.
  • You will have access to the Learning Management System (LMS) until 30 June 2024. You will need to ensure that you have downloaded any documents that are available for download, and any certificates, before this date. We will not be able to provide you with these materials after this date.
  • We recommend that all students allow 8 to 10 hours on average each week for additional home study. For students registered into Instructor led Course Options, your workshop instructors will expect that you have completed your pre-workshop reading and assignments before attending class. 
  • Students registered into any INSTRUCTOR LED OPTION, are required to attend each weekly workshop as selected on registration, so make sure you save the dates into your calendar. Transferring within classes or study options once the course has commenced cannot be faciliated.

    Students registered into the SELF PACED OPTION, will receive access to the training materials mid-February. All Self Paced learning students will have up to 15th June 2024 to complete the training.
  • ALL STUDENTS: A laptop or similar device.
    ALL STUDENTS: Access to a printer and also to home internet with reasonable speed and reliability.
    INSTRUCTOR LED IN CLASS STUDENTS - will also require access to portable WIFI or HOT SPOT as you will need to bring your laptop to each weekly workshop.
    INSTRUCTOR LED ONLINE STUDENTS - You will require access to reasonable speed internet, a computer with microphone, speakers and preferably with a webcam. Instructions on accessing weekly workshops, via Microsoft Teams, will be shared closer to starting date.
  • Once registered, students will receive an invitation email to set up access to our Learning Management System (LMS) within 48 business hours of registering. You will need to setup access within 7 days of receiving the email. Once setup, students will have access to the first module only. The remaining modules will be released closer to the start of the course. 
  • The fee is $399 which includes a $50 non-refundable spot reservation charge.
  • Payment can be made online with VISA, MASTERCARD & AMEX credit cards.
  • The fee includes access to the online Learning Management System, electronic resources as required, a student copy of the tax preparation software, plusfor students registered in any INSTRUCTOR LED course, a weekly workshop with one of our expert instructors.
  • Yes you can, however each registration must be made in the name of the attending student with their personal contact details. If you are an employer paying for your staff to attend and wish to be receipted in the business name, you will need to contact us directly.
  • Yes. The fee is fully tax deductible on your 2024 tax return.
  • Students wishing to withdraw before the course commences will be entitled to a full refund of the fee as paid less the $50 Spot Registration Charge. 

    Your course is deemed to have commenced either from the activation of your LMS account OR: 
    • for 15 week course students, on 10 February 2024, 
    • for Self-paced learning students on 10 February 2024, and 
    • for 9 week Intensive course students, 1 April 2024.
    Students who receive any portion of their fee refunded, will be also be deactivated from the Learning Management System immediately.

    View our Terms & Conditions
  • Students wishing to withdraw once the course has commenced, will not be entitled to a refund. 

    Your course is deemed to have commenced either from the activation of your LMS account OR: 
    • for 15 week course students, on 10 February 2024, 
    • for Self-paced learning students on 10 February 2024, and 
    • for 9 week Intensive course students, 1 April 2024.
    Students withdrawing after the course has commenced, will continue to have access to all the content available on the Learning Management System until June 30, 2024.

    View our Terms & Conditions
  • As all of our course options have been designed to a specific timeline, requests for transfers between the 15 week and 9 week course options, after Monday, February 05 2024, will not be possible.

Download a course outline

Register your interest below to download a free course outline. We will email you the latest course outline and keep you updated about Income Tax Course events, offers and other news. You can also call us on 1300 730 016.

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