Income Tax Course  Questions & Answers

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Income Tax Course  Questions & Answers

Registrations for 2022 Courses have are now CLOSED. 

Yes but if you submit your contact details, we will let you know as soon as registrations open for our next intake.

Our next in-take will commence mid-November 2022 for the 2023 course. Locations, dates and times will become available at that time.

The course is 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 tax preparation process using practical examples.

We offer three different options for completing the course:

1) Instructor Led In Class

2) Instructor Led Online

3) Self Paced Learning (no instructor)

There’s no difference in the content however the one difference really depends on your reason for registering in our course.

If you have any interest in completing the course and are looking for a new skill, a change of career, looking to re-enter the workforce or even the opportunity to work with H&R Block, then the instructor led course options are definitely the way to go. Below are a few more benefits to registering for the Instructor Led Courses:

• You don't need any previous experience in tax preparation to register into the Instructor led classes, just be good with numbers and enjoy working with people.

• Each year H&R Block offers successful students from the instructor led classes to apply for work with H&R Block. Students registered in the Self-paced learning option will not have this option.

• Also the instructor led options really help students consolidate their learning.

The self-paced option is really aimed to people already working in the industry who want to keep their knowledge current. Self-paced courses are also a good option for people just wanting to learn how to manage their own tax affairs and have no interest in becoming a tax consultant.

In 2022 the cost of the course started from $399 for the Self-paced Learning Option which includes access to the online Learning Management System, electronic resources as required and a student copy of the tax preparation software.

For just $499, you can register to enrol into the Instructor Led Course options that include the same materials as the Self-paced course student BUT you also get to attend weekly workshops that are led by our experienced instructors.

Payment can be made online with VISA, MASTERCARD & AMEX credit cards.

For students registering in any of the Instructor Led Courses – Part Payment options maybe available for early bird registrations.

Yes. The full cost is claimable as a tax deduction on your next years tax return for all students.
Students are required to attend 16 weekly workshops over a 17 week duration. NOTE: There will be no classes over the Easter week to allow for an Easter break for all.
In-class locations will be available on our website when registration open. Workshops will be held at various locations in both metro and regional areas of Australia
Many locations will offer workshop options during business hours, evenings, and Saturday mornings. These will all be on website when registrations open.
That's okay as many of our workshop locations offer evening and Saturday options. These are most popular workshops so you will need to register early to secure a spot.
Students registered in Instructor Led ONLINE Courses will be contacted and setup in a TEAMS group around one week before their first workshop is due to commence.
While H&R Block is committed to providing venues that meets all COVID safety requirements, in the event that any in-class location becomes an identified COVID hotspot, students will be contacted and setup to join the session ONLINE until the restrictions are lifted.
No, the learning content is exactly the same.
The course is challenging. For students registered in the Instructor Led Course, attending the weekly workshops in an integral part of the course as too is keeping up to date with your reading and study. Students who follow the weekly program will find the course not only interesting but also very achievable.

For Instructor Led Course students, allow 10 to 12 hours of self-study at home each week and then you will be required to attend a weekly 2.5 hours workshop.

For Self-Paced Course students, allow 10 to 12 hours of self-study at home each week but you won’t be required to attend any workshops.

We recommend that you do not miss any classes, but in the event that you do, it will be your responsibility to complete the online tutorials and submit your homework within the required timeframes.
Yes, but only before the course commences. Once the course commences, no transfer will be available.
Yes, all SPL students will be eligible for limited support from our training team that directly relates to the course.

Yes, we employ registered tax agents, however, you would still be required to successfully complete the H&R Block Income Tax Course.

All H&R Block tax consultants are required to successfully complete the income tax course.
Yes, the hours you commit to the training course will count towards this requirement.
Yes, the hours you commit to the training course will count towards this requirement. At the completion of each module you will be able to download your certificate for attending the workshops for your records. *Eligibility of CPD hours should be checked with your professional body.
You can view here: Terms and Conditions.

Information on the refund policy is included in the Terms and Conditions. Please read these before registering for the course.

As H&R Block cannot guarantee year on year that the course will continue to run, deferment options are not available.
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.
Students registered in the Self Paced Course 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.
The H&R Block tax training courses are industry recognised but not accredited.
First year Tax consultants are paid at casual rates loosely based on the Clerks Private Sector Award with superannuation and penalty rates for working out of business hours. In addition all of our associates may be eligible to a bonus at the end of tax season…. this will vary greatly depending on your speed, accuracy and availability.
At H&R Block, we invest in your career as a tax consultant. All tax consultants are required to complete our internal and exclusive professional development training program each year.

Yes and most of the materials are available through our Learning Management System which is accessible on any operating system. It is important to note however, that the tax preparation software is Windows only compatible, so you will need a Windows computer/laptops/device.

Apple devices are not supported.

Yes. You will need to bring your laptop to class each week. Your laptop must have a Windows operating system.
While H&R Block does not provide Guest Wi-Fi on location, students wanting to access their Online materials during the workshops will need to provide their own portable Wi- Fi or connect to their own personal hotspot.
You will require access to reasonable speed internet, a computer with microphone, speakers and preferably with a webcam.
The tax software we provide to students as part of the course is not available to be downloaded onto Apple devices. However, access to all other online training can be accessed on any operating platform.
You can still complete the course but it will be your responsibility to have your Apple device set up to run Windows based programs. We do not offer technical support to assist students with this setup.
H&R Block does not supply laptops or devices to students if they do not own a laptop. If you are not able to purchase one for yourself, consider borrowing one from a friend for the duration of the course.
Students will need access to a printer and also to the internet with reasonable speed and reliability.

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