(FNS30315) Certificate III in Accounts Administration

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CRICOS ID – 086437D
Course Duration – 21 weeks
Course Fee – AU$6,800
Location – Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates – February, July


Course Overview

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 customer service skills.

Priorities for this course include the development of basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, PowerPoint presentations and internet applications.

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

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

Pathways to further study

Certificate IV in Accounting


Course Structure

To achieve a Certificate III in Accounts Administration, 11 units must be successfully completed:

  • 7 core units
  • 4 elective units
Core units
  • FNSINC301A Work effectively in the financial services industry
  • BSBWOR204A Use business technology
  • BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes
  • BSBWRT301A Write simple documents
  • FNSACC301A Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC302A Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC303A Perform financial calculations
Elective Units
  • BSBFIA302A Process payroll
  • BSBFIA303A Process accounts payable and receivable
  • BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents
  • BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development

Please Note:  Units may vary slightly between campuses.


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


Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation. 

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.


Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.

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