Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Money, calculator and graphs on a desk.
Here's a career that really adds up!

If you love a good bit of maths, and spreadsheets are your friend, a career in finance or accounting could be for you!

This qualification will get you job ready for working in the finance sector, across a range of industries and businesses. You'll learn about payroll transactions and procedures; as well as general ledger administration; and gain skills and knowledge to be able to perform a range of financial calculations; produce spreadsheets; and prepare financial reports.

What a great way to kickstart your financial services!

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
VET for secondary students
Industry: Business and Finance
National course code: FNS30317 | WA State ID: BDQ0

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Are you looking to invest yourself in a rewarding accounts career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Accounts Administration you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in accounts payable and receivable, as a cashier, payroll officer or accounts clerk.

You will gain skills and knowledge in financial transactions, accounts and ledgers, workplace health and safety, financial reports, and payroll.

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

Get started in an industry you can count on. 

Do you like working with numbers and data, and prefer a methodical approach to tasks in the workplace? This course could be for you.

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in the administrative side of accounting, assisting in the management of finances for an organisation. This includes financial data entry, processing accounts and payrolls, producing financials reports and providing customer service in financial transactions. 

Throughout this course, you will learn how to create subsidiary accounts and ledgers, undertake financial calculations and transactions, process payroll and use a computerised accounting system. You will also learn how to produce business documents and reports and learn about best practices for customer service in the financial services sector. 

This qualification would suit candidates wishing to work towards becoming qualified for bookkeeping job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions.

Units studied include both XERO and Payroll.

South Regional TAFE is transitioning this qualification to the new training package in 2024. Students will be enrolled into the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Fees may vary for courses transitioning to the new training package. 

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

This program is delivered as a traineeship with training and assessment designed and documented in a Training Plan to suit the workplace and the development of practical skills to support the job role. The aim is to improve performance on the job to achieve better business outcomes.

This program 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. Individuals in these roles apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known situations under general supervision. 

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Delivery location

Perth metro

Applied Education’s FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration Course is the perfect preparation for anyone seeking a career in accounts administration or entry-level bookkeeping function within your organisation.
For trainees, this course provides practical learning content including day-to-day office accounts functions:
•    Using Accounting Software such as MYOB to process accounts payable and receivable
•    Prepare account transactions and bank reconciliations using MYOB
•    Create accounting spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel
•    Prepare business documents in Microsoft Word
•    Introduction to financial reports and functions
This course is delivered online, however as a trainee, Applied Education provides regular contact, support, and a training plan. In addition to extensive learning resources including hundreds of video tutorials, Australian written pdf training manuals by accounting and bookkeeping experts, case studies, and more.
To learn more, go to  https://www.appliededucation.edu.au/bookkeeping-accounting/accounting-traineeship-wa?sl=jswa 

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.