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Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30315)

Course summary

This qualification reflects the job roles of employees with functions that could include: 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.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Accountancy
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Inventory Clerks, Accounts Clerks, Payroll Clerks, Accounting Operatives, Accounts Receivable Clerks, Accounts Payable Clerks.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Approximately 380 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.

  • Distance
Core Units
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations
FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry
Elective Units

BSBFIA302 Process Payroll
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months

Eleven (11) Units must be successfully completed. Seven (7) core units and Four (4) elective units.


Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

This course will take approximately 12 months to complete, but may vary dependent on individual student study loads.

Additional resources are required for this course. See the More Details tab for further information.

2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Related Courses

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Resource Requirements

As this is an online course, students will need access to a computer with good internet capacity. Students will also need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office with Microsoft Access and MYOB AccountRight Student Edition V19.10.

MYOB AccountRight Student Edition V19.10 will need to be purchased at the expense of the student. A discounted version of MYOB is available for CQUni students. Microsoft Office software is available for students at no cost. 

Internet access will be required to download any software packages. Instructions for downloading any required software or optional textbooks details will be provided to students after enrolment. Textbooks are an optional resource for this course as course materials are available online.

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at