Accounts Administration Certificate III FNS30315

A STRONG FOUNDATION IN ACCOUNTS CLERICAL SKILLS AND ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & RECEIVABLE

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration qualification covers both sides of the accounts clerical role i.e. accounts payable and receivable. In the process, you will learn about journals and ledgers and how to manage and reconcile petty cash. You will also learn key support functions like writing letters and basic word processing skills.

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Having accounts administration skills can open many new job opportunities. Accounts clerk roles are always available, and general administration roles always advertise accounts skills as highly desirable.  As long as you have average numeracy skills and can find your way around a calculator - you will be able to skill up in this key area. The Australian College makes accounts training easier with high quality step by step course materials and the support of a dedicated team of Student Advisers who have real accounting experience. Our Student Advisers are skilled at transferring their accounts knowledge in an easy and understandable way, making your online course experience a positive one.

Subject Choices
offered under the Certificate III in Accounts Administration

  • Work Safely

    This subject covers the skills and knowledge required to work in a healthy and safe manner. Learn to recognise hazards, the importance of safety signs and how to raise safety issues within a workplace. This is a great entry level subject to help you act and respond in a safe manner and understand how to respond to emergency incidents.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

  • Petty Cash

    Learn how to carry out key financial functions such as calculating GST, interest and depreciation. You will also get to practice finding errors, and as a result understand how to avoid them. Setting up and maintaining a petty cash system is also covered in this very practical module.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations

  • Financial Accounts

    Accounts administration tasks addressed in this subject include accepting and banking cash payments, receipting cheques, processing card transactions, and applying discounts and billing adjustments. Goods and Services Tax is a key topic, as is reconciling customer account balances.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACM301 Administer financial accounts

    • FNSACM302 Prepare, match and process receipts

  • Journals and Ledgers

    Entering financial information into journals and updating the general ledger is a very important concept to understand. This module is an introduction to double entry accounting and focuses on how to apply a debit and credit, balance your ledgers and prepare a trial balance.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

  • Write Business Documents

    Learn to develop a good writing style for creating standard business documents such as letters, invoices, memos and emails. You will also get tips on reviewing, proof reading and editing documents, as well as how to safely save and store them. Practical activities ensure that you have the necessary skills to organise information, communicate with work colleagues and write clearly.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

  • Accounts Payable

    This module aims to reinforce your understanding of journals and ledgers and how to apply basic accounting concepts to the accounts payable function. You will also learn how to process payments and reconcile supplier statements.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACM303 Process payment documentation

  • Creating Business Documents

    Learn the word processing skills needed to create key financial documents such as invoices, accounts receivable follow ups and client letters. You will develop style guides, apply basic formatting, learn how to manipulate text, use tables and carry out mail merges.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents

  • Accounts Receivable

    Understand the account administration steps involved in managing debtors (accounts receivable) from the initial sale through to updating the relevant journal and subsidiary ledgers for payments received. Learn and practice the techniques to contact outstanding debtors and manage overdue and outstanding debtors.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger

    • FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

  • Working in the Financial Services Industry

    All roles in the financial services sector require skills to correctly interpret and apply industry and organisation procedures, guidelines and policies. Professional and ethical standards as well as the application of practices relating to sustainability also have a significant role to play.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry

Course Fees

Quality Education at a Fair Price

$

1,320

* - $

3,300



Course Duration

8 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate III online TAFE level course in Accounts Administration.

Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.

Entry Requirements

for the Certificate III in Accounts Administration

  • Reading and Writing Skills
    The Certificate III in Accounts Administration is an on-line correspondence course so you need to have basic English reading and writing skills, or higher. As a guide - you should have completed Year 10 schooling, or have proven workplace written communication skills.
  • Spoken English Skills
    To ensure successful completion of this course you must have sufficient English speaking skills to be able to communicate with your Student Adviser over the phone.
  • Numeracy Skills
    Numeracy skills are required at an average level eg completion of Year 10 maths and the ability to use a calculator.
  • Computer and Internet
    • Access to a Desktop Computer or Laptop
    • Internet access with Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome or Firefox
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Subject specific Office products for chosen electives (ie Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
  • Other
    • Ability to study and conduct assessments in a safe environment

Career Possibilities

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  • “ The support I received from my trainer and the college was amazing! I didn’t feel embarrassed ringing up and asking for help, and they always encouraged me to achieve the best results I can ” Sally

4 Ways the Accounts Clerical Qualifications Can Set You Apart

If you are okay with numbers – then adding an accounts administration certificate to your CV could pay off big time.  It also creates a pathway to an accounting qualification if you find that you really enjoy it and want to take the next step.

1. You Don’t Need to Be a Full On Accountant

Accounts clerical jobs are a mix of administration activities, data entry and basic accounts tasks. You aren’t expected to do full on accounting, nor do you have to be Einstein and be great with numbers. As long as you can find you way around a calculator you will be fine.

Your job might be processing accounts payable (ie paying the bills) or accounts receivable (issuing reminders for unpaid invoices and processing payments) or both. Either way it’s a set process that you need to follow and keep on top of.

Accounts clerk jobs are a great fit for people who like routine and are accurate and thorough.  

2. Great Job Opportunities in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

A simple search of your local job listings will show that even when there is less opportunity for administration roles, if you have accounts payable and/or accounts receivable skills – you will still have plenty of opportunities.

The government JobOutlook site says it expects above average job opportunities in Accounts Clerical roles, and below average unemployment. And, the current age profile shows many Accounts Clerk roles should open up as many current job holders approach retirement age.

It’s also not the sort of job that needs you to always work in the city. There is an equal share of these roles across regional towns and cities.

So there are great longer term job prospects and location flexibility in this field.  

3. Accounts Administration Skills are Highly Desirable

Many standard office roles are advertised with the highly desired criteria of accounts clerical skills. Think of how having a qualification in that field would help you when going for those roles!

Accounts administration skills could open up new career doors for you.  Almost every business in the country has administration roles, and if you have the accounts certification this might be the difference between you and the other job applicants. 

4. The Option for Accounting as the Next Step

What’s the difference between an accounts clerical course and an accounting course? Well – think of accounts clerical / accounts administration as the starting point for an accounting qualification. The beginning subjects in an accounting certificate are the accounts clerical subjects.

Obviously the accounting course is harder as the later subjects get more in-depth and difficult.

The Accounts Administration qualification therefore allows you the safety net of completing a useful full course before it gets too difficult AND the option to then progress to an accounting course and getting credit for the work you have done.

This is a super option that ensures you can get advantage of accounts administration training without the risk of getting in too deep.

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There are great reasons to consider a career in accounts administration.

FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration will give you the hands on skills needed to move into this secure and in demand career.

Benefit from studying online, but in a supported environment. Enrol now or give us a call to talk about your career goals.

 

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