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FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Your accounting administration career starts here

Begin your accounting and bookkeeping career

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration Course FNS30317 is the perfect preparation for anyone seeking a career in accounts administration or entry-level bookkeeping function within your organisation.

Learn 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

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Course Information

Online Learning
Self Paced

Study at your own pace

Log in to our student portal at any time to access your course material.

Complete your studies at a time that fits in with your lifestyle or other work commitments.

Includes video tutorials and bonus upskill courses.

Commence any time


RRP $1455

Not sure which course is right for you? Completed prior units and may be eligible for credits? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course adviser.

Key Benefits

Bookkeeping Experts

Applied Education love Bookkeeping and Accounting, we have been delivering bookkeeping and payroll courses since 1999

Online Learning & Bonus Courses

Xero & MYOB Online Learning Courses included. Start any time

Amazing Support

Accounting is our passion, all our trainers and assessors have qualifications and experience in accounting and education

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Let's take a look at what you are going to learn and the important information to know before you enrol.

This course comprises 11 units that are studied in the following order:

  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
  • BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
  • FNSACC304 Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • BSBFIA302 Process payroll
  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
  • FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry
  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

You will have up to 12 months to complete the Certificate III in Accounts Administration. There is no minimum time frame to complete the course, therefore students may complete the course much faster than the allowed timeframe. Study at a pace that suits your personal situation.

The course may take up to 1200 hours of study and assessment time, particularly for those who are new to bookkeeping and accounting.

Payment Plans

We understand that not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer payment plans to get you moving faster towards your future.

  • An administration fee of $100 is added for this option.
  • All you need is a valid credit or debit card.
  • Pay a $250 deposit at the commencement of course.
  • Remainder to be paid over six equal monthly instalments.

Concessions on Courses

Concession pricing is available for eligible students as per the Student Handbook. Proof of concession must be provided at the time of enrolment; please contact us to apply for a concession rate when enrolling.

Refund Policy

Refer to the Student Handbook for our refund policy. This course includes a non-refundable administration fee of $250.

FNS30317 Online study is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn when and where you want.

We provide you with the following:

  • Quality materials
  • Videos and webinars
  • Amazing Support from our assessors and student support team
  • Online assessments and exams
  • Student Facebook group

The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration has been developed to give you flexibility so that you can study at your own pace, in your own time and your own environment. The best part is, with Applied Education we provide a high level of support for all our students and are here with you in your study journey.

We understand that students study in different ways. For the Certificate III in Accounts Administration, we provide extensive learning material and resources to support you on your learning journey:

  • Digital course training manuals (non-editable and non-printable) for each unit of competency
  • Video tutorials for some units covering key learning concepts
  • Reference resources
  • Case studies
  • Practice exercises
  • Interactive learning material

All course content, including assessments, is accessed via our online student portal.

If required, hard copy manuals can be purchased at additional cost. Hard copies for FNSACC416 and FNSINC301 are purchased separately (approx. $120 ex postage) from an external supplier, full details are provided on enrolment. Hard copies for all other units are purchased directly from Applied Education ($200 incl postage).

To complete all units in this course, you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection as all data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.
  • A computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system.#
  • Microsoft Word and Excel.

We will provide links and instructions to access MYOB Student Edition Software and Xero Demo Company.

# Mac Users, Tablets and MYOB
MYOB software cannot be downloaded to tablets including Chromebooks and since 2020, MYOB is not compatible with Apple’s operating system.

If you only have access to a Mac computer, we recommend you first contact Apple to confirm if the following options are feasible on your computer:

  • purchase and install on your mac a windows emulator such as "parallels" to run windows on a Mac at your own cost; or
  • use the free inbuilt Mac Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac computer and purchase a Windows OS software licence. 

Note: Applied Education and MYOB are unable to support issues relating to a Mac computer.


Your learning journey is about becoming "competent" in the subject matter. Our in house course writers and assessment team all have accounting and bookkeeping experience or are currently working in the industry. With this in mind we try and make the tasks relevant to what you will experience in the real world. The purpose is not to just pass or fail, rather to become competent using these skills which you can then apply in the real world.


Before starting this course, you will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. This quick questionnaire is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you in your studies.

Introductory Requirements & Units

The Introductory Requirements include an Oral Communication Skills Assessment and a Work Health and Safety Assessment.

The Unit assessments are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted online via our student portal. They are conducted open book from either your home or office, and comprise of multiple choice quizzes, short answer, and calculations.

Accounting unit assessments use a combination of MYOB Student version and Xero Demo which are include in the price of the course.

If you require supervision of assessments by Applied Education, additional costs may apply. Refer to Student Handbook.

Pathways to further study are available!

Attain the FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration qualification, and you can then use some of the course units towards the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. This is ideal if you are looking to become a BAS Agent in the future as the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping meets the education requirements for official BAS agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Administration Officers perform a variety of administrative tasks for an organisation. These tasks may include invoicing, archiving, calendar management, reporting, and customer service. The Cert III Accounts Administration Course Online can open doors to many different careers in business and finance.

  • Accounts Administration
  • Administration Clerk
  • Business Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administration Assistant
  • Finance Assistant
  • Finance Officer
  • Bank Officer
  • Administration Officer
  • Accounts Financial Officer

Government Funding Available

Queensland Government Skills Assure providerStudents in Queensland may be eligible to apply for government funding for the Certificate III in Accounts Administration. Note there are strict eligibility requirements and additional student activities required. More information can be found here.

Jobs and Skills WA traineeship coursesStudents in Western Australia may be eligible to apply for Traineeship funding. Note there are strict eligibility requirements and additional student activities required. More information can be found here

FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration 1Students in South Australia may be eligible to apply for Traineeship funding. Note there are strict eligibility requirements and additional student activities required. More information can be found here

Free Fundamentals Bundle Included

All Fundamentals Bundles Included - 12 Bonus Short Courses


5 Online Courses
Excel Introductory & Intermediate
Word Introductory & Intermediate
Microsoft Outlook

(Bundle value $495)

Xero & MYOB
Fundamentals (Popular)

3 Online Courses
Certificate in Xero Accounting
Certificate in Xero Payroll
Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping

(Bundle value $685)


4 Online Courses
Payroll Administration
Salary Packaging

(Bundle value $695)

* If you are applying for funding for this course, there may be restrictions on Free Bundles depending on government funding eligibility requirements. Contact a Course Adviser on 1800 678 073 before you enrol.

Student Support - The Applied Education Difference

  • Amazing Support

    Every student receives help getting
    started and can book a welcome call

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Student Support Team and
    Ticket Lodgement to track support

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Support Group - Over 2,000 student only members. Dedicated Forums

  • Phone Support

    Assessors & Student Services Team available

Nationally Recognised Training

As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.

The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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