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FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
086419F
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
FINANCE, BANKING AND INSURANCE
Occupation types
Accounts Clerk

This qualification 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 reports. They apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known situations under general supervision.

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

International Students

This qualification is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 086419F). Refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses for course and fee information.

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2018

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification all potential students need to demonstrate the required (appropriate) level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills and knowledge to undertake a qualification at this level.

Refer to the relevant course information flyer or contact the VET team.

International Students
Please refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/futurestudents-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 425 - 495 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,275.00 - $1,485.00
Domestic Full Fees: $6,375.00 - $7,425.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
International Fees: $7,400.00

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

International Students

International Full Fees

International course fees are included on the International Course Listing page. Select the VET tab for more information.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Superannuation, Financial Services, Business Administration, Financial Services, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Local Government Regulation include:

  • Accounts Officer
  • Payroll Officer
  • 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@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

     

    Pathways from the qualification

    • Certificate IV in Accounting or
    • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the FNS Financial Services Training Package.

    This qualification will be superseded by FNS30317 during the year. Further information will be published as soon as it becomes available. It is recommended that students contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

    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 and externally, online
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

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

Contact details

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: Business_Central@cdu.edu.au

Business (Top End)
Location: Darwin Waterfront
Phone: 08 8946 8877
Fax: N/A
Email: businesstopend@cdu.edu.au

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.

ALICE SPRINGS

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 370

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
20
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
80
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
30
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
60
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
40
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations
30
FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry
30
  Total nominal hours for core units
290
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY 
BSBFIA302 Process payroll
30
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
50
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
FNSFLT301 Be MoneySmart 40
  Total nominal hours for elective units
200
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
490

WATERFRONT DARWIN (Internal)

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 425-495

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
80
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
20
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
30
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
60
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
40
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations
30
FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry
30
  Total nominal hours for core units
290
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBFIA302 Process payroll
30
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
50
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets 35
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development 30
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
FNSFLT301 Be MoneySmart 40
  Total nominal hours for elective units
135-205
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
425-495

 

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.

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

 

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How to apply for international students

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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.

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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.

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