Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Code: FNS30317

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FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration course
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Where Can the FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration Take Your Career?

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30317) course is perfect for individuals who are interested in taking up the following roles:

  • Accounts Officer/Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Collections/Credit Officer

Course Delivery

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers this course through Mixed Mode Delivery, which means it will be self-paced and completed via distance education using Inspire’s online student portal. Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research and online learning and assessment materials and activities.

This is a highly effective and popular method of delivery, as it lets learners study according to their own schedule. It is ideal for those who are busy with their families, day jobs, and other matters. Moreover, you can enrol straight away and start your course!

Studying the Certificate III in Accounts Administration course online is popular because learners can do the learning from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or in fact anywhere in Australia. By doing this at a time more comfortable for them, they might be able to finish the course quickly.

Please click here to read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling.

Course Duration: You will be given up to 12 months from your commencement date to complete the course. There are no set course dates so you can enrol and begin studying straight away and work through the course as fast as you like!

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What Will you Learn in the Accounts Admin Course?

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30317) course will give you that extra ‘edge’ in the highly competitive accounts administration industry.

During this course, you will further develop your financial skills and will give you the tools to provide accounts guidance to others. The course will also teach you how to design and produce business documents, process financial transactions and reports, and work effectively in the financial service industry. Additionally, you will gain skills to deliver and monitor service to customers.

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours:  This course has up to 950 expected study hours, including Assessment Activities and depending on your existing knowledge and experience. To assess your knowledge, you will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation after you enrol. Upon completion, you will be provided with a training plan that identifies your cohort, taking into account your existing level of knowledge and skill in this vocational area.

The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary according to their existing experience, knowledge and skills in this area.

Inspire Education has identified four student cohorts:

  • Beginner Cohort (Full Study Model) – limited knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 950 hours
  • Intermediate Cohort (Partial Study Model) – moderate prior knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 810 hours
  • Advanced Cohort (Partial Recognition Pathway) – extensive knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Recent related industry work experience of one year or more. Study hours is up to 640 hours
  • Expert Cohort (Assessment only) – consists of individuals with current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive specific knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. This includes candidates holding FNS30315 Certificate III in the financial services sector. Study hours is up to 345 hours

Assessment Methods:  Questioning, product-based methods, direct observation, and third-party evidence

FNS30317 Course Units

The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration has a total of 11 units. These are divided into 7 core units and 4 elective units, which have been carefully selected so that learners meet the needs of administration professionals after successful completion of the course.

Core Units:

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

Elective Units:

BSBFIA401   Prepare Financial Reports
BSBWHS201 – 
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBRES411 – Analyse and present research information
BSBCUS301 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30317). However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies

All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

 Ability to access any required technologies
 Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
 Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
 Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.


To support you in your studies, Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents
  • Access to MYOB (Note: MYOB is not compatible with Mac OS)

To complete your studies, you will need to have access to:

  • Ongoing access to a workplace to conduct assessments
  • Windows computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • At least two (2) volunteers to participate in role-play activities
  • Photo, audio, and video recording equipment (e.g. phone, camera, etc.)
  • Basic calculator (handheld or on a computer)
  • Headset (for watching and listening to webinars)

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30317) is suitable for anyone looking to further their education and training in the financial services industry, and seeking to gain additional administration knowledge. This qualification is also a great start if you want to pursue a career in accounting or any role in the financial services industry.

Once enrolled in this certificate course you may also consider additional training to complement your financial skills:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

An RPL pathway is offered to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this qualification. This can include any previous training (formal or informal) or previous life or work experience.

The RPL process is simple and straightforward. You just have to indicate on your enrolment form that you would like to apply for RPL. Once your enrolment is confirmed, you will receive an RPL pack to help with evidence collection. Your trainer will also get in touch with you to go through any potential RPL opportunities you may have.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.


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