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Certificate III in Accounts Administration

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Money makes the world go around, but managing it takes some know-how. If you're thinking of getting into the financial side of business administration then you can make a stellar start with this Certificate III in Accounts Administration course from Open Colleges.

Suitable for aspiring payroll officers, accounts managers and bookkeepers, the course modules are designed to teach the kind of simple writing and calculation principles that make up the foundations for a range of roles.

You can learn at your own pace while studying ins and outs of record-keeping, transactions, report-writing, developing systems and maintaining ledgers. Enquire with Open Colleges if you want to make a calculated move towards a successful career in finance.


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

While studying this online financial services course, you will learn how to:

  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Write simple documents
  • Perform financial calculations
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Produce spreadsheets
  • Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Work effectively in the financial services industry
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Accounts Administration from Open Colleges.

A qualification in accounts administration is relevant to a range of businesses and translates across industries. Whether you want to get a start in the financial services sector, you're working towards becoming a qualified accountant, or you plan to use the skills for your own business, this course will give you the confidence to track incomings and outgoings, produce reports and effectively manage inventory records. This foundation course will start you on a path to further study, opening the door to industry specialisations in the financial sector.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Cashier
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Junior Accounts Clerk

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalmentsPay in full
Pay just $76.39 per week with a $100 depositPay $2,280 upfront and save 20%

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