Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Code FNS30317
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 480 hours

Course Overview

The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Secretary, Receptionist, Office Administration Assistant, Accounts Receivable or Payable Clerk.

Gain the skills to seek employment in administration positions. Become a 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.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The FNS30317 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.

Job roles may include:

  • Secretary
  • Receptionist
  • Clerk
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Office Administration Assistant
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Accounts Receivable or Payable Clerk
  • Payroll
  • Cashier

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.

Further studies
After gaining the FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration, you might wish to undertake further study in the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and bookkeeping.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Monday 5th August, 3 Days a week, 9am to 4pm / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Attendance is required at each class. These will be hands-on and practical and focussed on working through Case Studies and Activities. If you are unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher and catch up before the next class.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Wendy Hendy
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 480 $7.30 $3,504.00 $6.50 $3,120.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 480 $1.46 $700.80 $6.50 $3,120.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 480 $6.20 $2,976.00 $6.50 $3,120.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 480 $1.24 $595.20 $6.50 $3,120.00
Full Fee 480 $7.35 $3,528.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 480 $0.20 $96.00 N/A N/A

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

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course

The selection criteria for this course are:

  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
  • Keen interest in this Industry sector
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and use of the Internet to a basic level
  • Ability to organise study and work independently
  • The ability to attend timetabled on-campus classes
Units of Competency

FNS30317 – Core Units

FNSACC312 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC304 – Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
FNSACC313 – Perform financial calculations
FNSACC311 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSINC301 – Work effectively in the financial services industry
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents

FNS30317 – Elective Units

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

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • class room activities and observation
  • role plays
  • assignments
  • short answer questions
  • supervised tests
  • portfolios
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.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


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
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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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