Accounting

Study accounting and gain the skills to record, organise and understand the financial information of any business. Learn with real-life case studies and workplace-based and focused assignments to seamlessly transition from study to employment or promotion within your industry. 

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Our accounting qualifications will prepare you to be a confident business professional who can make decisions, solve problems, communicate clearly, collaborate, be flexible and multi-task.  

The biggest point of difference is the invaluable work experience you’ll gain as you study with industry visits, placements and internships. Our practical way of learning enables our graduates to go on to become leaders in their field who can evaluate options, anticipate risks and prioritise goals.  

Accounting qualifications

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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.

Duration

17 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

Blended learning

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Accounts Assistant, Accounts Officer, Accounts Receivable/Payable Officer, Administrator, Bookkeeper, Payroll Officer

Business

This programme is suitable for those who want to learn how to prepare budgets, analyse performance, apply tax rules on economic events, minimise financial risk, and interpret financial information to make better decisions for a business.

Duration

32 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

Work-based through Capable NZ, On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Accounting Technician, Accounts Receivable/Payable Officer, Finance Administrator, Supervisor, Team Leader

Business

If you are wanting to become a professional accountant, a chartered accountant or a certified public accountant certified by Chartered Accountants ANZ or CPA Australia, the Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting) is an ideal qualification for you. Incorporating case studies, applied assignments, and a workplace-based industry project, this applied qualification has industry collaboration and experience at its core.

Duration

3 Years Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Associated Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountant

Business

The qualification is ideal if you already hold an appropriate degree, or professional or scholarly experience, and you want to pursue an accounting-related career. With this qualification, you'll gain the skillset and knowledge to record, process, prepare and analyse information to facilitate or make financial and non-financial decisions. Incorporating case studies, applied assignments, and a workplace-based industry project, this qualification provides a seamless transition towards an accounting career.

Duration

1 Year Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Accountant, Finance Administrator

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