Certificate III in Accounts Administration

National Code: FNS30322
TAFE SA Code: TP01443


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 perform financial calculations, enter transactions into the XERO computerised accounting system, produce spreadsheets, develop business documents, apply the principles of accounting, manage accounts receivable and payable, and work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry. If you’d like to further your education, you’ll be able to progress into the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

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12 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs

  • You may need to purchase textbooks.
  • You will need access to a computer and the internet.

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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 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 (FNS30322)
    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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 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
    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40
    Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system 40
    Design and produce spreadsheets 35
    Engage in workplace communication 40
    Perform financial calculations 30
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
    Work together in the financial services industry 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
    Design and produce business documents 80
    Organise personal work priorities 30
    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40
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