Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Code FNS30317
Course Title Certificate III in Accounts Administration
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Duration 1 Year (Non-Traineeship)
2 Years (Traineeship)
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Start Date: Days of Week: Location: Day/Night:
Weekly Tuesday Werribee Day
Weekly Wednesday Werribee Night

Course Overview

FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration reflects the job roles of employees with functions that could include financial data entry, processing accounts and payrolls, providing customer service in financial transactions and producing reports. They apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known situations under general supervision.

Course Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Written Assessments
  • Project Work
  • Workbook activities
  • Case Studies

Units of Competency

The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration requires 11 units of competency

Core Units

BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
FNSACC304 Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry

Elective Units

BSBFIA302 Process payroll
BSBRKG304 Maintain business records
FNSRTS309 Maintain main bank account
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 2), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 2) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
This will be reflected in the LLN Assessment they complete with their application form.



The primary pathway from this qualification is entry level employment in a range of financial services sectors. Specialist FNS Financial Services Training Package qualifications at Certificate IV such as FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping would support career progression.

Your Career

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

  • filing, checking and processing financial data entry and processing accounts payable/accounts receivable
  • providing customer service in financial transactions
  • assisting in processing payroll
  • front line cashiering and bank account maintenance
  • assisting with entering transaction data to ledgers and maintaining a general ledger
  • processing purchases and sales including EFT/e-business


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
Traineeship  $478.50  $95.70  $3,306.00
Non-Traineeship  $478.50  $95.70  $3,306.00

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*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment