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FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is part of the Financial Services Training Package. It 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; assisting with entering transaction data to ledgers and maintaining a general ledger; processing purchases and sales including EFT/e-business and producing GST reports.

This qualification provides the entry level skills and knowledge of:

  • accrual accounting in both manual and computerised systems
  • preparing basic financial reports
  • communication
  • customer service skills

This qualification would suit:

  • Those who require bookkeeping skills to commence work in the industry
  • Those currently working in the accounting and finance industry who require a mix of recognition for their existing skills together with training and assessment in skill and knowledge gaps
  • Those who require the qualification as part of progression to be a registered bookkeeper or be a member of one of the professional bookkeeping associations
  • Those starting out on a journey to gain higher level accounting qualifications in the TasTAFE system or a Degree at University level using the TasTAFE/University of Tasmania Articulation Agreement
  • Those people who do not want to gain the complete qualification but complete individual units as required for professional development or career advancement

Career Opportunities

Depending on how you completed this training, further study or career options may include:

  • Gaining work in the office or clerical field with an understanding of introductory accounting/ bookkeeping both using a computerised and manual accounting system
  • Entering financial data into the accounting system under the supervision of an accountant
  • Continuing study to higher Certificate and Diploma qualifications or Degree level at University to obtain membership of an accounting professional association

This qualification leads to possible job roles such as:

  • Office Manager
  • Accounts Officer
  • Payroll Officer
  • Bookkeeper

Dates and Times

Campbell Street

  • Information Booklet
  • Flexible Delivery:  Ongoing
  • Classroom Based – Next Intake:  Semester 2, 2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Please bring the following along to your interview:

  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Proof of concession if applicable
  • A current resume
  • Transcripts of results achieved previously at other educational institutions

Launceston Campus

  • Information Booklet
  • Flexible Delivery:  Ongoing enrolments
  • Classroom Based:  Next Intake:  Semester 2, 2018
  • Venue: Launceston Campus, Cnr Paterson & Wellington Streets, Launceston
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Devonport Campus / Burnie Campus

  • Information Booklet – Flexible Delivery
  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Venue: A Block, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

This qualification is also offered as a Traineeship in the North West.

Learning Options

Depending on your needs, learning may be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. Options will include:

  • Day or evening classes at the various campuses
  • *Studying off campus with a mixture of distance and on line study
  • Learning your skills in the workplace and receiving recognition by being assessed for those skills

*This course can be studied flexibly and therefore students who live in areas such as the West Coast, Far North West Coast, East Coast, and Southern Tasmania may find this study option appropriate to their needs.

Campbell Street Campus

  • Study Options available:  Class or Flexible

Launceston Campus

  • Classes: 9am-12pm / 1pm-4pm / some evening classes 5pm-8pm

Devonport Campus / Burnie Campus

  • Rolling enrolments for flexible delivery.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Preparing financial records and reports for simulated business situations
  • Being observed performing practical assignments
  • Gathering evidence of your competency for recognition of your skills
  • On-line quizzes and tasks
  • Completing short answer questions
  • Completing supervised assessments
  • Performing tasks demonstrating the use of accounting and other business software

Employability skills
All units in this qualification area assessed considering the employability skills of:

  • communication
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • initiative and enterprise
  • planning and organising
  • self-management
  • learning
  • technology


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Entry into this qualification requires numeracy, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. It is preferable that entrants have an aptitude or interest to be in an office or be performing clerical or bookkeeping workplace functions.

The training assumes a good level of English language in terms of reading/ writing /speaking and listening. International students should have at least a level of IELTS to 5.5 or a Certificate III in Spoken and Written English. Migrant students should have completed a relevant English language program to at least Certificate III in Written and Spoken English standard.

The training provides learning in computer applications and accounting procedures from the base level and assumes no previous knowledge.

Qualification Requirements

To attain the Certificate III in Accounts Administration 11 units must be achieved, 7 core units and 4 elective units.

Please Note: Units may vary slightly between campuses.


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