Version Effective: 1st of January, 2023
Version Effective: 1st of January, 2023

FNS30322 - Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with functions that could include financial data entry, processing accounts, and payrolls, providing customer service in financial transactions, and producing financial reports. 

Individuals in these roles apply skills and knowledge to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known situations under general supervision.

Entry Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

What is the purpose of bksb?

The Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) is an approved online review tool that will give you a level for your English (literacy) and Maths (numeracy) levels, and can also help to identify any skill gaps or areas that you might need additional support in.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $2,860.00 (2023)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,375.00 (2023)
Subsidised Concession Fee $880.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit $260.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit $125.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $60.00 (2023)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Career opportunities for students undertaking this course include roles such as: Accounts Assistant, Accounts Clerk, Office Assistant, Payroll Junior

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 7 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Online Structure

12 - 18 months

One (1) unit per 10 week study period

To ensure you can manage your study load, we recommend limiting your workload to no more than one (1) unit per study period.

Some students may progress at a faster rate based on their experience, knowledge, and skills, as they would be able to apply the actual context of workplace experience to their assessments.

  • Online

Students must complete seven (7) core units and four (4) elective units.

BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets More Information Details
FNSACC323 Perform financial calculations More Information Details
FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports More Information Details
FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers More Information Details
BSBXCM301 Engage in workplace communication More Information Details
FNSACC314 Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system More Information Details
FNSINC311 Work together in the financial services industry More Information Details

Students must complete seven (7) core units and four (4) elective units. 

FNSACM312 Reconcile financial transactions More Information Details
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records More Information Details
BSBHRM416 Process payroll More Information Details
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities More Information Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBTEC302 - Design and produce spreadsheets
2 FNSACC323 - Perform financial calculations
3 FNSACC321 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
4 FNSACC322 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
5 BSBXCM301 - Engage in workplace communication
6 FNSACC314 - Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
7 FNSINC311 - Work together in the financial services industry
8 FNSACM312 - Reconcile financial transactions
9 FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records
10 BSBHRM416 - Process payroll
11 BSBPEF301 - Organise personal work priorities

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2023 Availabilities

Online Structure

April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details
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