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Certificate III in Accounts Administration FNS30315

Overview

This popular qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in the financial services industry in jobs that provide administrative assistance in a broad range of organisations, businesses and government departments.

This qualification is available flexibly and you can enrol to commence your studies at any time. Alternatively you may enrol for day or evening classroom delivery at the start of each semester.

Qualification: Certificate III in Accounts Administration FNS30315
Program No: C3-BC29
Campus: CIT Reid  CIT Tuggeranong  CIT Gungahlin 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (20 hours) face-to-face classes per week plus up to 15 hours per week of online study and independent learning OR part-time equivalent.

This qualification is part of a suite of programs that includes the Certificate III in Accounts Administration, Certificate IV in Accounting, the Diploma of Accounting and the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Lower level qualifications or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for successful completion of higher level programs.
Likely Job Outcome: Cashier, bookkeeper, accounts payable/receivable assistant, payroll assistant.
Application Type: Public; Flexible
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Additional Information

This qualification leads into the Certificate IV in Accounting

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

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Subject Information

Core - Complete all 7 subjects

  • BSBITU306  Design and produce business documents
    • CIT Code: MGNT384
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications.
      It applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in computer operations and keyboarding. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of document design and production to provide technical advice and support to a team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    • CIT Code: OHSS200
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes. It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWRT301  Write simple documents
    • CIT Code: COMM343
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise a basic document.
      It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts and may exercise some discretion and judgement to produce a range of workplace documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC301  Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • CIT Code: ACCT361
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journals to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to carefully check and process detailed financial information to ensure standards are maintained.
      Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC302  Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    • CIT Code: ACCT362
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor financial accounts receivable systems, identify bad and doubtful debts and plan a recovery action, and remit payments to sundry creditors. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to problem solve within their area of responsibility.
      Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC303  Perform financial calculations
    • CIT Code: ACCT363
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of common calculation methods and techniques for conducting routine financial calculations and transactions. It applies to individuals who use literacy and numeracy skills to perform common computational tasks as part of an operational job role.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSINC301  Work effectively in the financial services industry
    • CIT Code: ACCT373
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to correctly interpret and apply industry and organisational procedures, guidelines, policies, ethical standards and sustainability requirements to day-to-day work in the financial services industry. It applies to individuals with the fundamental skills required to work in the financial services industry and underpins other units used in all sectors of the industry.
      Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 4 of 6 subjects

Please note: not all electives will be offered every semester
  • FSKWTG06  Write simple workplace information
    • CIT Code: FOUN111
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write simple workplace texts which may be in printed or digital format, such as incident or accident reports, purchase orders, brief shift notes, emails, messages, or WHS records. The unit applies to individuals who need writing skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 2 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBFIA302  Process payroll
    • CIT Code: ACCT228
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes skills and knowledge required to process payroll from provided data using manual and computerised payroll systems. It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for payroll functions within an organisation. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be other members of staff who have been delegated payroll responsibilities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC405  Maintain inventory records
    • CIT Code: ACCT364
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with organisational inventory procedures, reconcile inventory records to general ledgers, record inventory flows, prepare schedules and produce ad hoc reports. It applies to individuals who use specialised financial knowledge and follow procedures to ensure compliance with required standards.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBITU304  Produce spreadsheets
    • CIT Code: COMP365
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop spreadsheets through the use of spreadsheet software.
      It applies to individuals employed in a range of environments who tend to be personally responsible for designing and working with spreadsheets under minimal supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSBKG403  Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
    • CIT Code: ACCT368
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish debtors and creditors, manage debt recovery, perform reconciliations and prepare reports for accrual accounting in manual and computerised accounting systems. It applies to individuals who may use managerial and other techniques to provide contract bookkeeping services for organisations and small business owners.
      Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.
      Prerequisites: ACCT367 FNSBKG402A Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
  • FNSBKG402  Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
    • CIT Code: ACCT367
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and administer a cash receipts and payments system, and manage bank reconciliations and reporting responsibilities for manual and computerised systems. It applies to individuals in positions with some responsibility who may use a range of organisational and analytical techniques to provide bookkeeping services for organisations and small business owners or managers.
      Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Accounting FNS60215
Diploma Accounting FNS50215
Certificate IV Bookkeeping FNS40215
Certificate IV Accounting FNS40615
Statement Attainment Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) FNSSS00008
Statement Attainment BAS Agent Registration Skill Set FNSSS00004
Statement Attainment Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set FNSSS00005
Statement Attainment training Bookkeeping using MYOB [extract from BSB30415]
Non-Accredited Training Accounts for Trades

More Information

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