Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Money and graphs located on a desk with a calculator
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 career!

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
VET for secondary students
Industry: Business and Finance
National course code: FNS30322 | WA State ID: BHU4

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

When you complete the Certificate III in Accounts Administration you will 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.

The course is also great for business owners, entrepreneurs, self-employed people, and freelancers who need hands on accounting knowledge to manage their business or wish to update their skills.

An excellent qualification to launch your highly successful and rewarding career

Gain the latest qualification to help you on your way to a career in accounting. You'll gain essential accounting skills including the use of accounting software like Xerox, to help you deal with finances for a small business or an organisation.

This course is particularly suited to anyone who has just completed school, is contemplating a career change or re-entering the workforce.

If you have an eye for figures, can think on your feet, and enjoy working with others, then this is an excellent qualification to launch you towards a highly successful and rewarding career. 

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. 


Broome Campus
Pundulmurra Campus

Be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are industry professionals as you learn the fundamentals of accounting and entry-level bookkeeping. You'll be trained in general ledger administration to help you manage finances for a company, and gain essential knowledge in how to record financial transactions, maintain financial records, complete calculations and create spreadsheets. You'll also develop skills in using computerised accounting software including MYOB and XERO, as well as performing payroll procedures and producing reports.

This course will make you job-ready for roles in accounts payable and receivable, or as a Cashier, Payroll Officer or Accounts Clerk, which are integral positions required across businesses and industries at large. The course is ideal for school leavers, those looking for a new career path, re-entering the workforce or even for business owners who wish to build a skillset in accounting to manage their business.



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

Computerised accounting units include MYOB software.



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