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Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical)

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  • Objectives
    This course provides students will theoretical and practical skills and knowledge for careers in accounting and finance. The Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical) will meet your needs for entry-level work in accounting. The course covers routine duties in accounts payable/accounts receivable, payroll, cashier duties, preparation of trial balances, bookkeeping, cash receipts/cash payments, purchases and sales and preparation of financial reports. You will learn manual and computerised accounts systems.
  • Entry requirements
    For non Year 12 applicants, the Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical), Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting), Diploma of Accounting and the Advanced Diploma of Accounting full-time requires applicants to be at least 18 years of age and to have been out of full-time study for at least 12 months. There are no minimum tertiary entrance requirements for current Year 12 applicants. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to undertake the course. Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical), Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting), Diploma of Accounting and the Advanced Diploma of Accounting part-time applicants will be required to attend an information session and/or interview.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
     
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Year 1
    Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounting)
    Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting
    Communicate in the Workplace     30
    Use Technology in the Workplace     50
    Apply Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace     25
    Work in the Financial Services Industry     30
    Apply Principles of Professional Practice to Work in the Financial Services Industry     30
    Prepare Financial Reports     40
    Maintain Financial Records     60
    Prepare and Bank Receipts     10
    Process Journal Entries     10
    Maintain Daily Financial/Business Records     20
    Process Business Tax Requirements     50
    Produce Job Costing Information     40
    Prepare Operational Budgets     40
    Make Decisions within a Legal Context     60
    Prepare Financial Statements     60
    Maintain Asset and Inventory Records     30
    Process Payroll     30
    Create and Use Simple Spreadsheets     20
    Set Up and Operate a Computerised Accounting System     80
    Manage Budgets and Forecasts     50
    Prepare Financial Forecasts and Projections     70
     
    Duration
    These courses form a two-year full-time course*. Units from Certificates III and IV are delivered in the first year and the units from the Diploma and Advanced Diploma are delivered in the second year. Students can expect approximately 20 hours of class attendance time each week. The student intake is generally in February. Part-time places may also be offered in July.

    * Part-time day and evening classes are available. Part-time day students can expect a maximum of approximately 12 hours of class attendance each week and part-time evening students can expect a maximum of approximately six hours of class attendance over two nights each week.

    Selection Criteria
    If you apply to study the Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical), Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting), Diploma of Accounting and the Advanced Diploma of Accounting full-time intake selection will be based on your ENTER if you are an exit Year 12 student. For non Year 12, applicants who demonstrate interest in the financial services industry will be given preference.

    If more part-time applications are received than course vacancies offered then selection will be based on demonstrated interest in the financial services industry.

    Pathways
    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical)

        * Accounts clerk
        * Clerical officer
        * Accounts receivable/payable clerk
        * Payroll clerk

            
    Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting)
            
    Diploma of Accounting
            
    Advanced Diploma of Accounting
            
    Bachelor of Commerce/Business
     
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
     
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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