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FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

2020

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Overview

FNS30317

0100705

Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin

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.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
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 financial reports. Individuals in these roles apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known situations under general supervision.

No licensing or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, some units may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

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 payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Payroll clerk

Credit transfers & 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 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

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, a Pre - enrolment interview will be conducted and your lecturer will determine whether a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is necessary to establish support requirements.

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  
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) An overall pass and 60% in Academic English 2. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
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.

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

  • 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
    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

VET Business
Location: Darwin Waterfront and Alice Springs
Phone: 08 8946 8877

Email: vet.business@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.
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
BSBITU304
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
Based on course nominal hours of between 440 - 470 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,496.00 - $1,598.00
Domestic Full Fees: $6,050.00 - $6,600.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2020: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.

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

International tuition Fees

The total course tuition fee for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $7,400.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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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.

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