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Queensland Government Funding for FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

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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Higher Level Skills Program


Study at your own pace

Access online video tutorials presented by our qualified trainers,
covering key learning concepts.

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

Dedicated support

Bonus upskill courses

Concession $590
Payment Plan Option $67.77 week for 9 Weeks

Non Concession $870
Payment Plan Option $98.88 week for 9 Weeks

The Higher Level Skills (HLS) program is a Queensland Government initiative that will offset the cost of a Certificate III or higher course so that Queenslanders can gain advanced skills to secure employment or further their careers. This subsidy is available to Australian or New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, or temporary residents with the necessary visa.

To be eligible for the HLS, you:

  • must be a Queensland resident aged 15 years or older; and
  • are no longer at school; and
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident; and
  • must not hold, or be currently enrolled in, a Certificate III or higher level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school)

If you are ineligible please click here for full course details

*Students may be eligible for the concession rate if they:

a) hold a Health Care or Pensioner Concession card; or
b) are the partner or dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and they are named on the card.

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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.

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.

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 in 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.

Digital course training manuals for the Cert III in Accounts Administration are included as part of the course at no additional cost.

The course content is accessed via our online student portal, with additional resources, extra learning materials and classroom recordings also available.

Please note that digital manuals are non-printable and non-editable. Hard copy manuals (except for units FNSACC416 & FNSINC301) can be requested via email on enrolment.

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

Administration Officers perform a variety of administrative tasks for an organisation. These tasks may include invoicing, archiving, calendar management, reporting, and customer service

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


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 a 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 MYOB Student version which is include in the price of the course.

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.

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. For information regarding the Boot Camp Assistant software, please refer to Apple's support page;

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

Course Fees and Payment Plans

We understand not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer a 9-week payment plan to get you moving faster towards your future.

  • An administration fee of $20 is added for this option
  • All you need is a valid credit card
  • Pay first weekly instalment at commencement of course
  • Remainder to be paid over eight equal weekly instalments. Total of nine payments.
Note: Applied Education sales and discounts may not apply to students enrolled via a government funding initiative.

Free Short Course Bundles Included

Queensland HLS Funded Students get all three online fundamental learning bundles free


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)

Queensland Government Skills Assure provider

We are proud to be a Skills Assure provider!

By choosing a subsidised course through a Skills Assure supplier, you can gain skills that are valued by industry and will help get you a job once you are finished your studies. Click here for more details

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  • Amazing Support

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

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Study Group and Online Forums

  • Phone Support

    Talk to Assessors & Student Services Team

Accreditation & Industry Partners

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.

Nationally Recognised Training - FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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