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

Programme highlights

Whether you're starting out in the business world or looking to build your skills, study accounting support services. This qualification will give you core skills in accounting that can lead to well-paid job opportunities.

Kick-start your career in accounting support services, you'll learn a combination of technical and people skills that can add up to a great job. These skills include how to produce the financial information needed for tax returns, payroll and more.

You'll 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 $2,600 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
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 NZD$8,200 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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.

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/

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 following courses:

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.

311.426 Payroll (15 credits)

Prepare payroll for a business entity.

311.427 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.

Offered by

School of Business

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services 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 at September 2018. 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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.