Certificate III Accounts Administration


Become an Accounts Administrator

Your career in Accounts Administration starts here.

Are you new to the workforce?
Keen to kick-start your career in Accounting?

The FNS30322 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is an entry-level course that will give you the practical skills to accept and process customer payments into relevant accounts software systems.

In this accounts administration course, you’ll learn the key support functions of an accounts clerk or payroll officer. Learn to write and produce simple documents, perform financial calculations, extract interim reports and administer subsidiary accounts or ledgers. The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is a great launchpad to gain foundation skills in the accounting field.

Become job-ready and nationally qualified with Foundation Training Australia.

Why Bother?

  • 100% online. Study when and how you want
  • Gain the foundation skills needed to embark on a career in Accounts Administration
  • Support from highly qualified Trainers, who work in the industry
  • Ongoing study support and goal accountability
  • Pave your way with a nationally recognised qualification for greater career opportunities

Job Prospects

Process Server

Payroll Clerk

Accounts Clerk

Study Mode

Self-paced online learning.

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Discover what it’s like to study Accounts Administration.


From the day of signing up to submitting my last unit, the whole FTA team kept in touch and checked in with me often. The support I received was fantastic.”

Student Q&A: Ashleigh Morrison
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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This course provides the skills and knowledge to confidently start your career in an administrative or entry-level accounts role. It is ideal for those starting out in their career.

Ways to study


Online learning has never been more social! Each student gets a dedicated Learning Engagement Officer who’s there to help you set and follow through on your goals.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.

Self-paced Learning

Work in your own time, when and how you want! You are in complete control of your goals and your study while, we will provide as much or as little support as you want, you call the shots.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 7 core and 4 elective units. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units (7)

  • BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets
  • BSBXCM301 Engage in workplace communication
  • FNSACC314 Conduct business activities using a computerized accounting system
  • FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC323 Perform financial calculations

Suggested Elective Units (4)

  • FNSACM311 Process and manage payments
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • BSBHRM416 Process payroll
  • FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports

Ensuring your staff have the practical and technical skills in Business is critical to maximising the potential of your team. Our scope of Business qualifications provides foundation-level skills through to advanced and specialised skills in project management and business operations. Plus, with online learning being so accessible, you can ensure your workforce is skilled and competent in-line with your business goals.

  • Customised training plans that suit your timeline requirements
  • Our Trainers have worked in business, of all levels, their entire career. They are industry experts here to support the success of every student.
  • We are known for being responsive.
  • Process Server
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Credit Officer

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Between 12 – 24 months depending on your current experience and skills
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply
  • Fee for service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in the Accountancy field, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This accounts administration course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.