Certificate III in Financial Services

National Code: FNS30120
TAFE SA Code: TP01195


Aspiring to work in the financial industry – such as business services, banking, credit management and insurance? This could be your first step. This course will empower you with the administrative, analytical, and communications skills you need for entry-level work within financial services. You can choose to kick off your career or continue to further study. You’ll be taught how to utilise business technology, participate in work safety practices, and work effectively. Depending on your desired job outcomes, you’ll be able to choose from 9 elective units, including how to produce spreadsheets, administer financial accounts, process payment documentation, and more. If you want a role that includes building good relationships, facilitating communication within your team, planning and prioritising tasks, and documenting information, then you’re in the right career pathway.

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Full Fee

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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 there are likely to be around 182,000 job openings in general administrative and clerical occupations over the next 5 years? According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook portal, unemployment is below the national average, while the median salary is $1,073 per week before tax.
    Potential job opportunities include Customer Services Officer, Administration Officer, Clerical Officer, Data Entry Operator, Information Desk Clerk, Office Junior, Accounts Payable Officer, Accounts Receivable Officer and Receptionist.

    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 Financial Services (FNS30120)
    This course covers work safety, teamwork and business technology. To complete the qualification you are required to complete 1 core unit and 11 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 elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Work effectively in the financial services industry 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to the health and safety of self and others 20
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
    Design and produce business documents 80
    Develop and apply knowledge of personal finances 40
    Organise personal work priorities 30
    Process and manage payments 10
    Process authorised payments 15
    Process customer transactions 50
    Produce spreadsheets 35
    Reconcile financial transactions 15
    Use business software applications 60
    Work effectively with others 40
    Write simple documents 30
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