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

Programme highlights

Get a solid start on your career in accounting support services with an industry-recognised qualification.

You’ll build a base of general office and accounting support skills and gain technical knowledge in current best practice allowing you to confidently use accounting software and produce financial information for tax returns, accounts, payroll, and related administration records. This programme also teaches important communication skills that will help you to work well with other team members, clients and the public.

This combination of core technical skills and people skills will prepare you for employment in a range of business and accounting support roles or as a pathway to further study.

Download the Programme Guide and Timetable.

Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) February; May; July; October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 4
Domestic fees $2,600 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code NZ2455
Duration

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

Study Method Full-time or part-time
Credits 50
International Fees $8,000 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees 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 on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Either

  • have a minimum of 40 credits at Level 2 or above, or equivalent; and
  • a minimum of 10 NCEA Literacy credits at Level 1 or above

Or

  • for applicants whose first language is not English refer to manukau.ac.nz/english-req for minimum English language requirements; or
  • a minimum of 3 credits at Level 2 or above from the NQF writing domain; or
  • have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) or equivalent qualification.

English Language entry requirements (international students)

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

For the minimum English language requirements refer to: manukau.ac.nz/english-req

International students

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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 Faculty Dean.

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 following courses:

Accounting Principles (10 credits)

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

Computerised Accounting (10 credits)

Produce financial information and manage accounts payable and receivable.

Payroll (15 credits)

Prepare payroll for a business entity.

Business Tax Returns (15 credits)

Calculate tax and prepare tax returns.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration & Technology, and Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

Offered by

Faculty of Business and Information Technology, MIT Manukau, Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue, Manukau (directly above Manukau Station)

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees 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 on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. 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.