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Course Description

This Certificate 3 in Accounts Administration is a great course for anyone wanting to learn a broad range of accounts assistant and administration skills.  Being nationally-accredited and recognised, it is ideal for anyone that needs accounts skills for use in their current role, wants to gain new accounts skills, or those wishing to apply for a promotion.

Inspire Education’s (RTO# 32067) online Certificate III in Accounts Administration course is a great start for someone wanting to grow a career with an accounts focus.

During your accounts administration course, you will learn a range of basic accounts functions, useful in most workplaces.  This includes designing business documents, using a comprised account system, processing financial transactions, administering accounts and ledgers, performing financial calculations, preparing financial reports, and other general business skills.

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 Assistant
  • Accounts Officer
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Admin Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Office
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Collections/Credit Officer
  • Payroll Officer

Looking at Australia’s accounting clerk jobs outlook will give you a glimpse of the job roles you can take on—possible tasks, salary information, skill level required, and industry growth forecast.  Click on the links to explore where the Cert III Accounts Admin can take you.

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Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

Maximum time to finish the course is until 31 May 2023 Up to 812 study hours, depending on your existing skills and knowledge

Delivery Methods:


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Course Delivery Options & Duration

Course Delivery

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers the FNS30317 Cert III in Accounts Admin online, and through Mixed Mode Delivery.  This means students complete their course at their own pace, 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.

Online study is ideal if you want to learn according to your own schedule, and gain your qualification as fast as you can.  You can study at your own pace with full trainer support throughout your studies.  Your course materials are accessed online, so you are free to work on your course in your own time, from anywhere in Australia.

This online Cert III Accounts Admin course can be studied from anywhere in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth – as well as other cities, remote communities, or anywhere with internet access.

Being online, this FNS30317 course has a rolling intake throughout the year.  This means you can enrol and start your course straight away, or on your preferred start date.

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.

Course Duration

You will have up to 31 May 2023 starting from your commencement date to complete the Self-Paced Online course.  Students can enrol anytime during the year under this delivery method.

What Will You Learn in the Accounts Admin Course?

This FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration online course will help you prepare to become an effective accounts administrator in a range of workplaces.

The accounting administration course may give you that extra ‘edge’ when applying for accounts admin roles, where processing financial transactions or producing financial reports may be desirable.

During this course, you will gain financial skills such as how to process financial transactions and extract reports, administer accounts and ledgers, perform financial calculations, prepare financial reports, and use a computerised account system.

Furthermore, you’ll learn a range of other useful accounts administration skills such as designing and producing business documents, analysing and presenting research info, and delivering and monitoring services to customers.

In summary, completing your Cert III in Account Administration online courses with Inspire will equip you with many exciting new skills that you can use in your current job straight away, or help you to apply to a new job you want!

So what are you waiting for?  Start your career in finance, and financial services today!

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites required to enter the Cert III 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 will be required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation prior to 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.

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate 3 in Accounts Administration online (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 III in Accounts Admin course, you may also consider additional training to complement your skills in finance:

Course Units

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


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


BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
– Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBINS401 – Analyse and present research information
BSBCUS301 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers

The FNS30322 Certificate III in Accounts Administration, which supersedes and is equivalent to this course, was released on 15 June 2022.  What we offer, the FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration, has a teach out period of 12 months.  As such, eligible students will still gain this qualification, provided they successfully complete course requirements within this period.

Resources Provided by Inspire

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)

Resources Supplied by the Student

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)

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours

This course has up to 812 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 on these 4 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 812 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 667 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 459 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 Accounts sector. Study hours is up to 345 hours.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is conducted using a combination of Questioning (e.g. written questions/questionnaire, knowledge assessment, self-reflection, and self-evaluation), Product-based Methods (e.g. project, practical assessment, case study, and structured tasks), and Third-Party Evidence (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports).

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/prior qualifications (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.

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Once you’ve gained the Cert III in Accounts Admin, you are now qualified for a career in financial services. Career information provided by My Skills includes the following job outcomes:

  • Accounts Officer
  • Collections Clerk
  • Payroll Officer

You can also search for administrative assistant, accounts assistant, or accounts clerk to see all the Cert 3 Accounts Administration jobs and opportunities available right now.

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