Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Code FNS30317
Course Title Certificate III in Accounts Administration
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Duration Traineeship: 2 Years
Non-Traineeship: 1 Year
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Mode of Delivery Classroom-Blended, Traineeship/Apprenticeship

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 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) 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 Government Contribution Full Fee
Traineeship  $478.50 (435 hours x $ 1.10)  $95.70 (435 hours x $ 1.10 x 20%)  $2,827.50 (435 hours x $ 6.50)  $3,306.00
Non-Traineeship  $478.50 (435 hours x $ 1.10)  $95.70 (435 hours x $ 1.10 x 20%)  $2,827.50 (435 hours x $ 6.50)  $3,306.00


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

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training. ** Eligibility Criteria 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses. ***Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.