Business and ICT

FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Do you enjoy solving problems, working with data and being organised? Would you like to:

  • Build a career in accounting and finance
  • Learn the basics of current accounting and financial practices from industry experts
  • Develop crucial skills and knowledge that can be applied to a number of industries

This course will provide you with knowledge of the underlying accounting concepts and theories that underpin all accounting practices. You will be taught entry-level skills and knowledge about the computerised application of accounting practices; accrual accounting; preparing basic financial reports; communication, and work skills for the finance industry. These are essential skills for anyone in business.

Priorities for this course include the development of basic computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing and digital presentations.

This qualification would suit:

  • Those who require bookkeeping skills to commence work in the industry
  • Those who require the qualification as part of the progression to be a registered bookkeeper or be a member of one of the professional bookkeeping associations
  • Those who want to go on to further study in accounting and finance

Make the most of your critical thinking and problem solving skills and take the next step in your accounting career with TasTAFE.

Career Opportunities

This qualification may lead to work in business or the financial services sector in job roles such as:

  • Office Manager
  • Accounts Officer
  • Payroll Officer
  • Bookkeeper

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

Campbell Street

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2020
  • Duration:  18 Weeks, Full time OR 1 year part-time, one night per week on campus each Wednesday evening – 5pm to 8pm (excluding school holidays)
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Launceston Campus

  • Next Intake:    3 February 2020
  • Duration:  18 weeks, Full time
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Flexible Delivery / Online

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Learning Options

On Campus Delivery
Participation in timetabled classes at TasTAFE.

Flexible Delivery
As an off campus student through the TasTAFE online learning platform, flexible delivery sessions, and individual learning support meetings with a teacher.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written short answer
  • Verbal questioning
  • Complete Workplace Documents
  • Written assignments
  • Quizzes/multiple choice
  • Research projects
  • Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment


It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Are there ‘other’ costs?

Textbooks purchased individually, please check details with your teacher at time of enrolment

North/North West
Textbooks fee of $305 applies.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.


An interview process will be conducted to ensure this is the right course for you. A literacy and numeracy assessment is part of this process.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Qualification Requirements

To achieve FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration, 11 units must be successfully completed. These include seven core units and four electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.


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