Certificate III in Accounts Administration

This entry-level qualification secures your future career with basic accounting skills used in every Australian business daily.
Master an array of tasks central to the accounts function, from payroll maintenance through to financial reports and Business Activity Statements (BAS).

The Certificate is a useful sprinboard for further study in accounting and is accredited under the FNS Financial Services Training Package.

Learning is online and self-paced for convenience with all course material supplied.

Skills you will gain:

  • Check and process financial data entry
  • Process accounts payable/accounts receivable
  • Provide customer service in financial transactions
  • Assist in processing payroll
  • Process purchases and sales including EFT/e-business
  • Produce GST reports and more
National Code
Delivery Mode
Online, Face-to-face (classroom/workplace)
Study Mode
Full Time, Part Time, Self-Paced
Qualification Issued
FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration
Central College Corporate, RTO: 91282
Maximum Delivery
1200 hours/1 year
Study Level


*Price is based on a single individual, can be negotiated depending on group numbers

Award Requirements

For this qualification there are a total of 11 units consiting of:

  • 7 core units, plus
  • 4 elective units

This qualification will be issued once you have successfully completed each unit and have been deemed competent.

Design and produce business documents
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Write simple documents
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
Perform financial calculations
Work effectively in the financial services industry
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
Administer financial accounts
Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry


There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that students:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • have proficient computer skills with internet access
  • pass the LL&N assessment developed by AIWL for this course*

*Students who fail to pass the LL&N assessment may still be enrolled to a course provided that enrolment has been endorsed by the trainer and corresponding additional support strategies have been put in place.

Assessment Overview

Assessments may consist of a combination of short and long questions, online quizzes (if enrolled online), written projects, work experience, and practical demonstrations.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning is committed to the concept of lifelong learning, i.e. the ability of a person to be able to continually build on their own knowledge through formal and workplace learning throughout their lifetime. The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning is pleased to be able to offer a service whereby we can have professional staff determine existing formally (and sometimes informally) learned knowledge in a particular area.

This process is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Once your existing learning has been determined you are on your way to increasing your knowledge without having to re-learn what you already know.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training. Under the Australian VET Framework, qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any RTO are to be accepted and recognised by all other RTOs such as The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning. Credit Transfer allows a student to be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded.

Support Services (Including LL&N and Responable Adjustments)

Please see the Australian Institute of Workplace Learning's Additional Support Policy for more information on educational and support services available for you.