Certificate 3 in Accounting

This course provides the foundational skills for processing financial data, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and bank account maintenance.

Six months (full time)


accounting , certificate

This course provides students with foundational capabilities and skills in the following areas:

  • Filing, checking and processing financial data
  • Data entry
  • Accounts payable/accounts receivable
  • Customer service for the financial industry
  • Processing payroll
  • Frontline cashiering and account maintenance


  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Practical classes
  • Job training
  • Industry visits

This course is comprised of 12 units, each designed to build your capabilities in the areas mentioned above. The structure is aligned with workplace outcomes and local industry requirements.

Stage 1

CIA150101   Participate in OHS processes

CIB150204  Create simple documents

CIA150102  Work effectively in the financial services industry

Stage 2

CIB150308  Design and produce business documents​

CIA150203  Promote basic financial literacy skills​

  CIA150204  Perform financial calculations​

Stage 3

CIA150305  Process financial transactions and extract interim reports​

CIA150306  Process business tax requirements​

CIA150307  Maintain main bank account

Stage 4

CIA150408   Maintain inventory record

CIA150409   Establish and maintain a payroll system

CIA150410   Administer financial accounts

Course Duration:   6 Months (full time)
Entry Requirements:   Minimum Grade 10 or equivalent

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