Chartered Accountant Accreditation

Study the Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM), by majoring in accounting at NorthTec you may qualify for the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)  and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Chartered Accountant designation

A Chartered Accountant (CA) designation is synonymous with high professional standards.The blend of accounting and business knowledge you’ll gain, together with professional competence you’ll develop, will open up a range of rewarding career paths.

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CA ANZ - Whangarei Programme Only

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) (previously NZICA)  represents over 100,000 members in Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

CA ANZ members work in New Zealand and abroad in professional roles that are as diverse as their workplaces: in public practice, corporates, educational institutions and government and not-for-profit organisations.

CA ANZ is proud that the quality, expertise and integrity of their members meet the highest standards. They deliver the professional education and training required to achieve the designations which make their members stand out. They also provide their members with continuing professional development to help them maintain the high standards expected of business professionals today. 

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CPA Australia

A CPA (Certified Practising Accountant) is a highly qualified finance, accounting and business professional.

CPA Australia is one of the largest, most recognised and respected accounting bodies in the world and it is the capabilities of strategy, leadership, and global business that set CPA Australia apart in today’s dynamic business environment.

CPA Australia is a global professional accountancy body with 132,000 members in over 111 countries.

CPAs form part of a network of over 800,000 strategic business professionals, and New Zealand’s growing membership is a part of this.

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Chartered Accountant at NorthTec

NorthTec is proud to be accredited by NZICA (Whangarei campus) and CPA (Whangarei and Auckland campuses) to deliver the academic programme that enables students to acquire the CA qualification. Our dedicated staff includes a number of Chartered Accountants who know the business and are keen to pass their knowledge on to students.

Students can enrol into the Bachelor of Applied Management degree in either 1st semester or 2nd semester.

Chartered Accountant (CA)
This is the premier designation and the most sought after by employers of accounting professionals. Chartered Accountants currently complete a six year qualifying programme, including three years of degree-level study, three years of practical experience and the Professional Competence Programme. 

Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)
This is the mid-tier designation. Associate Chartered Accountants complete a degree, two years of practical experience and the Professional Competence Programme.

Accounting Technician (AT)
This is the swiftest designation to attain, yet is still highly valued by employers and offers many avenues for growth. Accounting Technicians complete two years of diploma or degree-level study, two years of practical experience and the Professional Competence Programme.

What is the aim of the course?

There is a New Zealand and world wide shortage of accountants, this course - the Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) with accounting major - aims to ensure students receive an internationally recognised qualification - NZICA CA.

What is the content of the course?

The course is made up of 24 papers relating to accounting, economics, data analysis, communication, management, law, finance, and computing.

How is the course delivered?

The course is offered on a part time or full time basis, delivered over two 17 week semesters per year.  Students have the choice of class contact, online or flexible delivery for many papers.

What career outcomes could I expect from this course?

One of the best features of the Bachelor of Applied Management is that graduates will be useful and employable. This degree is a practical ‘hands on’ programme of study that will prepare students to deal with the reality of daily work in business. 

Research into employment shows that graduates have pursued a range of careers, including:

  • Accounting and finance 

  • Teaching 

  • Information Management 

  • Small business & banking 

  • Human resource management 

  • Local government 

  • Iwi-based organisations

  • Education management

How long is this course?

On a full time basis, a student will complete the course in three years, completing 4 papers every semester.

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Get more information about the Bachelor of Applied Management at NorthTec.