New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4)

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Gain a sound understanding of the accounting functions that are required in a business.

You can understand business accounting support

Have you thought about working in an accounts role? Are you thinking about making a move from business administration into an accounts role but need more confidence and knowledge to take that step? Perhaps you are already working in an organisation and want more responsibility and challenge. It could be time to consider upskilling to make that move a reality.

This qualification will give you a sound understanding of the accounting functions that are required in a business. You will gain the knowledge to take on an entry level accounting support role within an organisation, contributing to performance and productivity. Make your move now!

Who is this for?

You may be working in an administration role and want to take the next step in your career. Perhaps you want a career in bookkeeping, but you don’t have the skills, knowledge or confidence to apply for a role. Or maybe you are looking to start your career training. Whatever your circumstances, the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) will provide you with the knowledge you need to show you are ready for a new challenge!

Career opportunities include Bookkeeper, Accounts officer, Payroll officer, Sole-charge administrator, Accounts payable/receivable or Accounts Assistant.

What you will learn

You will gain skills in:

  • Accounting roles and functions in a business environment - The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4) covers Payroll and Accounting Software through to Accounting Taxation. If you want to work in an accounts role then you will need to know what functions are performed in managing a business’ accounts processing and who does what.
  • Technique and Technology - Technology in the sector is a fast-moving machine. While accounting basics will never change, the technology and software available to support the sector is changing at speed. You will learn how to use available software in your day to day accounts role.
  • Reducing Risk - Businesses must comply with financial controls. If you work in this area you need to know what those controls and your business compliance obligations are. Having this knowledge will reduce business risk.
  • Confidence - Completion of the programme will ensure you have the confidence to contribute effectively, and with sound knowledge, to your team or organisation outputs. Knowing that you have the expertise to respond to questions, issues, and requests for information appropriately will build your confidence, meaning your contribution is enhanced.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3), or
  • New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3), or
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3), or
  • NCEA (Level 2), or
  • A New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2), or
  • A qualification at Level 2 or above, with evidence of literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1), or
  • Evidence of relevant knowledge and experience, including literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1).

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence; or New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3).

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4)
Dates:
Rolling Intake
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees:
$597
(2023)
$581
(2022)
International
International Fees:
(2022)
Price:
TBC
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Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

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