FNS30317 – Certificate III in Accounts Administration


Unit details: click on the unit code for more detail about each unit in this course.

BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications.

It applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in computer operations and keyboarding. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of document design and production to provide technical advice and support to a team.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Select and prepare resources
  2. Design documents
  3. Produce documents
  4. Finalise documents

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to design and proofread documents for readability, accuracy and consistency of language, style and layout prior to final output.

FNSACC304 – Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system. This work is conducted under supervision and encompasses entering information into the system, processing transactions in the system, and producing reports.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge, information technology, and coordination skills when operating computerised accounting systems in the course of their business activities in service and trading environments.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Obtain and enter data into computerised accounting system
  2. Process transactions in computerised accounting system
  3. Produce reports

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to enter transactions and produce reports using Quickbooks Online.

BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise a basic document.

It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts and may exercise some discretion and judgement to produce a range of workplace documentation.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Plan document
  2. Draft document
  3. Review document
  4. Write final document

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to produce, proofread and edit basic documents, according to organisational requirements.

FNSINC301 – Work effectively in the financial services industry

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to correctly interpret and apply industry and organisational procedures, guidelines, policies, ethical standards and sustainability requirements to day-to-day work in the financial services industry.

It applies to individuals with the fundamental skills required to work in the financial services industry and underpins other units used in all sectors of the industry.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Work within industry guidelines, procedures and legislation
  2. Communicate in the workplace
  3. Work safely
  4. Use workplace technology
  5. Work in a team environment

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to apply guidelines, procedures, legislation and codes of practice to financial services industry and work within a team.

FNSACM301 – Administer financial accounts

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to correctly allocate payments, reconcile accounts and maintain customer details.

It applies to individuals who may work as part of a finance or accounting team in organisations.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Allocate customer payments
  2. Reconcile accounts
  3. Maintain customer details

Unit outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to plan, organise and implement tasks according to organisational requirements.

FNSACM302 – Prepare, match and process receipts

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required when processing and storing accounts documentation.

It applies to individuals who may be required to work as part of a finance or accounting team.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Receive, identify and record receipts
  2. Match receipts to documentation
  3. Enter data to systems
  4. File documentation

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be to check and match receipts to source documentation, record receipts and file documents in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

FNSACM303 – Process payment documentation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required when processing payment facilities.

It applies to individuals who may work under supervision but have responsibility in ensuring the prompt and accurate processing of customer requests.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Enter data to system
  2. Create payment facility
  3. Verify payments against documentation
  4. Effect payments
  5. File documentation

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be to check and match payments to source documentation, record receipts and file documents in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

FNSORG301 – Administer fixed asset register

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain a register of capital expenditure items.

It applies to individuals who operate under some supervision in asset control roles in organisations of various sizes.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Reconcile asset register to general ledgers
  2. Recognise new assets and asset categories
  3. Prepare schedules and ad hoc reports

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be to identify assests and asset categories, reconcile capital expenditure, and prepare ad hoc reports.

FNSACC311 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to carefully check and process detailed financial information to ensure standards are maintained.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Check and verify supporting documentation
  2. Prepare and process banking and petty cash documents
  3. Prepare and process payable and received invoices
  4. Prepare journals
  5. Update financial data and systems
  6. Prepare deposit facility and lodge flows
  7. Finalise trial balance and interim reports

Lecture Notes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to enter data into an accounting system, reconcile bank accounts and prepare a trial balance.

FNSACC312 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor subsidiary accounts in financial accounts receivable systems, identify bad and doubtful debts and plan a recovery action, record creditor invoices, and remit payments to sundry creditors.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to problem solve within the scope of own responsibility.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Review accounts receivable requirements
  2. Identify bad and doubtful debts
  3. Review client compliance with terms and conditions and plan recovery action
  4. Prepare reports and file documentation
  5. Distribute creditor invoices for authorisation
  6. Remit payments to creditors
  7. Reconcile outstanding balances

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be to complete the accounts receivable and accounts payable cycles.

FNSACC313 – Perform financial calculations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of routine calculation methods and techniques when performing routine financial calculations and checking calculation outcomes.

It applies to individuals who use literacy and numeracy skills to perform routine computational tasks as part of their operational job role.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Obtain data and resources for financial calculations
  2. Select suitable calculation methods and carry out financial calculations
  3. Check calculations and record outcomes

Unit Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be to perform financial calculations using a calculator and spreadsheets.

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