Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Code: FNS30317
Study Area:

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. 

This course can be completed as a standalone or dual qualification in conjunction with the Certificate III in Business (BSB30115). The standalone course cost can be seen in the fees tab. Should you decide to undertake the dual qualification route, the total fee will be the cost of this course in addition to the cost of the Certificate III in Business (BSB30115).

Behind every great business there is a well organised accounts administrator. If you have a flair for organisation and are a great communicator,a career in accounts administration could be perfect for you.

Opportunities in accounts administration exist in almost every industry, from corporate and not-for-profit organisations, through to small and medium businesses.

Completing a training course in accounts administration may give you a distinct advantage when you're applying for jobs in the field. Why not develop your business skills and improve your job prospects with the Certificate III in Accounts Administration?

The course is designed for those seeking to work in roles looking after accounts payable and/or receivable, assisting with the processing of payroll, maintaining a general ledger or providing customer service support.

Delivered in conjunction with the Certificate III in Business (BSB30115), this dual qualification assists students in developing the specialist skills necessary for working in an office environment with the additional skill set required to manage some aspects of accounting and bookkeeping within the business.

Possible career paths for graduates of this dual qualification include administrative officer, receptionist, accounts payable and/or accounts receivable officer.

Bendigo TAFE also offers the following accounting courses:

Information Sessions

Register for one of our information sessions here

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure

Full time 2 days a week - 6 months



This is a non-accredited course.

Possible careers

  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.
  • All applicants must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Course overview

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Practical Assessment
  • Knowledge Test
  • Assignment
  • Project
  • Written Test
  • Observation
  • RPL

Learning options
  • Online
  • Classroom
  • Blended

Key study areas

You will gain the necessary accounting skills and knowledge suitable for entry level positions within the financial services industry.

Further study opportunities

This course will lead to higher level of studies in both accounting and bookkeeping.


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,848.00
Concession - average total course fee*$369.60
Full fee - average total course fee*$4,426.40
B.   Materials average fee**$88.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 18/12/2020 1:06 PM

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