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Vocational Education & Training

FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Overview

FNS30317

0100705

Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of six (6) months on a full-time basis or one (1) year on a part-time basis. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
FINANCE, BANKING AND INSURANCE
Occupation types
Accounts Clerk
Area of study
Business and Retail Services
Accounting
Accounting and Bookkeeping

This course is entry-level study suitable for employees in industry, business and government, who are working in accounting and perform routine duties. This qualification is the foundation for further VET studies in accounting.

International Students
This qualification is available to international students at Waterfront Darwin (CRICOS Course No. 0100705).

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Financial Services include:
>Accounts clerk/officer
>Accounts payable and receivable clerk
>Bookkeeper
>Cashier
>Payroll clerk/officer
>Inventory clerk

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Further training pathways from FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration include but are not limited to, FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.
The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is your gateway to the financial services industry, leading to entry-level careers such as accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk and payroll clerk. This course is especially designed for those who need to perform routine accounting duties such as accounts payable/receivable, payroll, bookkeeping, purchases and sales, and preparation of financial reports.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no specific requirements to enter this qualification however all (potential) students (applicants) need to demonstrate the required (appropriate) level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a qualification at this level.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency  
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the FNS Training and Education Training Package.

Additional information

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin

Study Mode: On campus or online

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

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Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate III in Accounts Administration a total of eleven (11) units of competency must be completed comprising seven (7) Core and four (4) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 440 - 470.
 
Code
Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
80
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
30
FNSACC304
Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
40
FNSACC311
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
60
FNSACC312
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
40
FNSACC313
Perform financial calculations
30
FNSINC301
Work effectively in the financial services industry
30
 
Total nominal hours for core units
310
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 4 units)
BSBFIA302
Process payroll
30
BSBITU314
Design and produce spreadsheets
35
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
30
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
35
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports
50
FNSFLT301
Be money smart (unnamed)
40
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
130-160
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
440-470

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

International Students

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

Everything you need to get apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.