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

Gain understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and enhance your career opportunities with this flexible course that’s tailored to you. You'll gain the knowledge to take on an entry-level accounting support role within an organisation, enhance your existing knowledge, or to continue studying towards a higher qualification.

Domestic

Duration
17 Weeks Full-time
Level
4
Credits
50
Fees
$3,451*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
Blended learning
Location
Dunedin
Intakes
February
May
October

International

Duration
17 Weeks Full-time
Level
4
Credits
60
Fees
$11,074*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
Blended learning
Location
Dunedin
Intakes
February
May
October

What You Study

Your courses
Course Description Credits
Accrual accounting Develop an understanding of the fundamentals and principles of accounting and apply these in a basic business context.  15
Accounting for taxation Learn how to calculate and report tax for a business entity.  10
Accounting software Understand how to set up and use accounting software, with an established Chart of Accounts, to process transactions and a range of financial reports for a GST registered entity.  15
Payroll To collate and maintain payroll administration records and prepare a PAYE return in an ethical and culturally appropriate manner.  10
Total   50

Further study options 

This programme provides the perfect pathway into our New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting) or (Leadership and Management) and the Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting), which is certified by both Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia.

Workload

Your workload 

This course will require approximately 12 hours of work per week, both in directed and self-directed learning. 

You’ll have access to lunchtime, evening and optional weekend sessions, as well as on-campus drop-in tutorials for additional tailored support. 

Need more information about how you could structure your learning? Email Emma Hogg at Emma.Hogg@op.ac.nz. 

Entry

Entry requirements 

Academic requirements

  • 40 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits, or a relevant qualification at Level 2, or a recognised equivalent. 
  • If you are over 20 and do not meet the entry requirements, you will be eligible for special admission and we'll work with you on this.
  • If you are under 20 and do not meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for discretionary admission and we'll work with you on this. 

English language requirements 

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

Other requirements 

Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the digital components of this course.  

Fees

Domestic fees

Full tuition
Standard
$3,451

International fees

Full tuition
Standard
$11,074

There are no additional costs for this course. 

Student Services Fee

For most students, your tuition fee shown above includes a Student Services Fee - also known as the Student Levy. This compulsory fee covers your access to the student services we offer. This cost is tailored depending on how you're studying. 

Tuition fees

The tuition fee shown above are approximate only. There may be a slight fee increase per year once Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) rules and guidelines are applied. These fees also don't include additional costs or living costs.

Application

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Get in touch

0800 762 786
International +64 3 477 3014
Email: info@op.ac.nz