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Certificate III in Mercantile Agents

FNS30415
Average Course Fee: $3300
Average Duration: 8 Months

This qualification is designed for individuals in job roles in the mercantile agents sector who apply a broad range of competencies using limited discretion and judgement while undertaking operations that may include debt collection, process serving and repossessions. Individuals at this level apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known situations under general supervision.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, some units will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit. Refer to the FNS Knowledge Guide Companion Volume for guidance on requirements.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Management and Commerce'

84.1%

Satisfied with the training
59.0%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Credit and Loans Officer (Aus) / Finance Clerk (NZ) ( ANZSCO code 552211)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
Average
31,100 persons were employed as Credit and Loans Officers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
Average
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Credit and Loans Officers in 2014 are: $1,134. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Credit and Loans Officers visit Job Outlook
This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC

For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Total number of units = 12

8 core units plus

4 elective units

The elective units consist of:

  • 2 from the electives below.
  • Of the remaining 2 units:

  • up to 2 may be from the electives
  • up to 2 may be from Certificate III or Certificate IV from a currently endorsed training package or accredited course.
  • The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

    Core Units

    BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records

    BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

    BSBWOR204 Use business technology

    FNSCUS402 Resolve disputes

    FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry

    FNSMCA301 Collect debts

    FNSMCA303 Serve legal process

    FNSMCA304 Locate subjects

    Elective Units

    Collections

    FNSMCA401 Develop and document case recommendations

    FNSMCA402 Initiate legal recovery of debts

    Process serving and repossession

    FNSMCA302 Repossess property

    General

    BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints

    BSBCOM402 Implement processes for the management of a breach in compliance requirements

    BSBPMG415 Apply project risk-management techniques

    BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

    FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Mercantile Agents Collections Officer
    Process Server
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Business Services
    Financial Services
    Financial Services



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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Management and Commerce'

    40.8%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    36.4 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    36.3%
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Sales Workers
    21.1%
    Sales Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    12.8%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $44,500

    $42,900


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 83.3 85.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    75
    43.1
    31.7
     
    77.3
    46.1
    30.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    7.2
    9
    14.1
     
    5
    9.8
    13.8
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.1 86.1
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 59 70.9
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 88.4 90.2
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 79.1 83.6
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 88.6 90.5

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 44 500 42 900
    Top Occupations (%):
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Sales Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
     
     
    36.3
    21.1
    12.8
     
    27.4
    26
    13.1
    Top Industries (%):
    Retail Trade
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Financial and Insurance Services
     
     
    18.2
    12.4
    12.1
     
    21
    17.1
    8.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 91 89.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 43 400 46 100
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 29.2 27
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.3 85.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 83.9 86.8

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 40.8 50.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 46 900 40 000
    Enrolled in further study ($) - 32.5 31.7
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 83.6 86.1
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 68.8 76.9

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Retail Trade
    18.2
    Retail Trade
    Accommodation and Food Services
    12.4
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Financial and Insurance Services
    12.1
    Financial and Insurance Services
    Financial Services

    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".