(FNS30322) Certificate III in Accounts Administration

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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 the progression to be a registered bookkeeper or be a member of one of the professional bookkeeping associations

AQF Code
Course Duration
22 weeks
Intake Dates
February, July
Study Mode
Full Time, on campus
Course Fee
$7,500 (price includes all material fees)
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
Required Prior Study

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

Course Structure

FNS30322 Certificate III in Accounts Administration comprises 11 units, packaged as 7 core (mandatory) units and 4 elective units.  All units must be completed successfully to gain the qualification.

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

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.

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

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

All units in this qualification include employability skills of:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organising
  • Self-management

What Will I Need to Bring?

Students will need to provide the following items:

  • Folder
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • USB
  • Email address

Additional Costs(payable by the student)

  • Textbooks approximately $400.00
  • Printing costs approximately $20

Entry Requirements

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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, saving you valuable time and money.


FNS30322 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Pathways to Further Study

FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business


Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.