Certificate III In Accounts Administration


Certificate III In Accounts Administration

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Accounting, Business Administration, Business and Management
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): Group 1 - 12/07/2021
Group 2 - 29/07/2021
End Date(s): Group 1 - 30/11/2021
Group 2 - 03/12/2021
Days and Time: Two days per week
Group 1 - Monday & Tuesday
9:00am to 3:00pm
Group 2 - Thursday and Friday
9:00am to 3:00pm

Course Overview

This course can be completed as a standalone or dual qualification in conjunction with the Certificate III in Business (BSB30115). The standalone course cost can be seen in the fees tab. Should you decide to undertake the dual qualification route, the total fee will be the cost of this course in addition to the cost of the Certificate III in Business (BSB30115).

Behind every great business there is a well organised accounts administrator. If you have a flair for organisation and are a great communicator,a career in accounts administration could be perfect for you.

Opportunities in accounts administration exist in almost every industry, from corporate and not-for-profit organisations, through to small and medium businesses.

Completing a training course in accounts administration may give you a distinct advantage when you're applying for jobs in the field. Why not develop your business skills and improve your job prospects with the Certificate III in Accounts Administration?

The course is designed for those seeking to work in roles looking after accounts payable and/or receivable, assisting with the processing of payroll, maintaining a general ledger or providing customer service support.

Delivered in conjunction with the Certificate III in Business (BSB30115), this dual qualification assists students in developing the specialist skills necessary for working in an office environment with the additional skill set required to manage some aspects of accounting and bookkeeping within the business.

Possible career paths for graduates of this dual qualification include administrative officer, receptionist, accounts payable and/or accounts receivable officer.

Kangan Institute also offers the following accounting courses:

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBITU306Design And Produce Business Documents (BSBITU306)80
BSBWRT301Write Simple Documents (BSBWRT301)30
FNSACC304Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system (FNSACC304)40
FNSACC311Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (FNSACC311)60
FNSACC312Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers (FNSACC312)40
FNSACC313Perform financial calculations (FNSACC313)30
FNSINC301Work effectively in the financial services industry (FNSINC301)30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBCUS301Deliver And Monitor A Service To Customers (BSBCUS301)35
BSBINM301Organise Workplace Information (BSBINM301)30
BSBITU304Produce Spreadsheets (BSBITU304)35
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development (BSBWOR301)30

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information upon commencement of your classes.

What will I study?

The units you will study are:

Design and Produce Business Documents, Write Simple Documents, Produce Spreadsheets, Contribute to Team Effectiveness, Deliver and Monitor a Service to Customers, Organise Personal Work Priorities and Development, Organise Workplace Information, Process Financial Transactions and Extract Interim Reports, Administer Subsidiary Accounts and Ledgers, Perform Financial Calculations, Work Effectively in the Financial Services Industry, Apply Knowledge of WHS Legislation in the Workplace, Conduct Business Activities Using a Computerised Accounting System.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2021 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
440 440 $4.20 $0.84 $10.06

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2021. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Broadmeadows campus

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in accounts payable/receivable, payroll processing or a customer service role in the financial services industry.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain the necessary accounting skills and knowledge suitable for entry level positions within the financial services industry.

What qualifications will I receive?

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30315) is delivered in conjunction with the Certificate III in Business (BSB30115). Upon completion, students will receive a dual qualification encompassing both courses.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level of studies in both accounting and bookkeeping.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above. For further information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course complete an assessment to evaluate their Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.