Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Code FNS30315
Campus Seymour - Wallis Street, Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 440 hours

Course Overview

The FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Secretary, Receptionist, Office Administration Assistant, Accounts Receivable or Payable Clerk.. You will learn what makes excellent customer service and develop skills in computer software packages and skills that will enable you to perform entry level finance roles including financial data entry and processing accounts and payrolls.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

After gaining the FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration, you might wish to undertake further study in the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.

The FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in entry level roles in the Administration and Accounts industry. Working in this industry may involve working with a wide range of people across an organisation, performing roles that deal with customers, working with MS Office and specific software applications and entering and processing basic financial information. Work hours are generally business hours, Monday to Friday but may include Saturday mornings.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Seymour – Wallis Street 3 Days a Week – 9am to 4pm – Public on Campus / Semester 2 / 2018
Shepparton – Fryers Street 3 Days a Week – 9am to 4pm – Public on Campus / Semester 2 / 2018
Wangaratta – Docker Street 3 Days a Week – 9am to 4pm – Public on Campus / Semester 2 / 2018

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $3,212.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession $642.40
Govt Subsidised-Trainee $2,728.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession $545.60
Full Fee $3,234.00
Course Materials $88.00

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:
Attend an interview
Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
Complete a CSPA test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course

Applicants also need to have:
The ability to attend timetabled on-campus classes
Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
Ability to communicate with others
Ability to organise study and work independently
Keen interest in this Industry sector
Have some computer skills particularly in Word and use of the Internet

It would be preferred that applicants have completed BSB20115 Certificate II in Business or a previous relevant qualification or have vocational experience assisting in a range of support roles.

Units of Competency

FNS30315 – Core Units
FNSACC302 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
BSBWHS201 – Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
FNSACC303 – Perform financial calculations
FNSACC301 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSINC301 – Work effectively in the financial services industry
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents

FNS30315 – Elective Units
BSBCUS301 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBITU304 – Produce spreadsheets
BSBITU307 – Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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