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Manukau Institute of Technology


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

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
19 weeks
Start date: 10-May-2021
MIT Manukau
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Course details


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 will 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 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.

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)
  • Computerised Accounting (10 credits)
  • Payroll (15 credits)
  • Business Tax Returns (15 credits)

Further training or study

New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting and Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to complete Year 12 or equivalent of secondary school.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS test: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET at Grade C in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.


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