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.

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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
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
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:

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 and Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

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.