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

Programme highlights

Interested in numbers? Kick-start your career in accounting support services.

Whether you are starting out in the business world or looking to build your skills, study accounting support services and get the core skills in accounting that can lead to well-paid job opportunities.

You will learn how to produce the financial information needed for tax returns and payroll, as well as a combination of technical and people skills.

You will also develop the communication skills that will help you work well in a team and with clients.

Graduate ready to find a job in business and accounting support, such as an accounts officer or payroll officer.

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Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau and/or online (domestic students)
Level 4
Domestic fees $2,700 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ2455
Duration

19 weeks (full-time, includes three weeks breaks) or part-time

Study Method Full-time, Part-time, Online
Credits 50
International Fees NZD$8,500 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English language entry requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in accounting support roles including: 

  • Accounts officer
  • Payroll officer
  • Sole-charge administrator
  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Credit controller or accounts assistant.  

Graduates will also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (50 credits):

311.426 Payroll (15 credits)

Prepare payroll for a business entity.

311.427 Business tax returns (15 credits)

Calculate tax and prepare tax returns.

311.432 Accounting principles (10 credits)

Apply elements of accounting within the accounting cycle when producing financial information.

311.433 Computerised accounting (10 credits)

Produce financial information and manage accounts payable and receivable.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the business calendar.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.