Certificate III in Accounts Administration

National Code: FNS30317
TAFE SA Code: TP01096


Do you want to work as an account clerk? A bookkeeper? An accounts receivable officer? Our Certificate III in Account Administration will equip you with job-ready skills to pursue these careers and more. Through your studies, you’ll be taught how to develop business documents, apply the principles of accounting, prepare business tax calculations and process transactions with MYOB accounting software. If you’d like to further your education, you’ll be able to progress to the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Bookkeeper Bookkeeper

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
    • This course has more than one intake each Semester and you will commence at the next available intake.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Did you know that skills in Accounts Administration are crucial in a variety of industries? This means that you can apply your skills and knowledge in areas outside of financial services. If you see yourself in sales, your knowledge of business processes will boost your ability to deliver excellent customer service. If you want to work in a public-facing role, the skills you’re taught in this course will enhance your prospects working as a receptionist and general clerk.
    This qualification reflects the job roles of employees with functions that could include financial data entry, processing accounts and payrolls, providing customer service in financial transactions and producing financial reports.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30317)
    This course covers working effectively in the financial services industry, performing financial calculations, administering subsidiary accounts and ledgers, processing financial transactions, extracting interim reports, conducting business activities using a computerised accounting system and designing, writing and producing business documents. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40
    Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system 40
    Design and produce business documents 80
    Perform financial calculations 30
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
    Work effectively in the financial services industry 30
    Write simple documents 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Prepare financial reports 50
    Prepare operational budgets 40
    Prepare, match and process receipts 10
    Process business tax requirements 50
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