2 years
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 32,035
NZD 48,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Members of the College of Accounting Technicians provide paraprofessional accounting services.  This includes active involvement in middle level accounting work, assisting an accountant, office management and administration management. To become a member, student must gain a recognized academic qualification, recognized practical experience and pass a professional competency examination.

The New Zealand Diploma in Business with an accounting major is the basis of the Accounting Technician's qualification - recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA). The equivalent two years full time relevant work experience is required.  The second years work experience must be under the guidance of a mentor and can only be counted once you have met the educational requirements. Once admitted as a member of the Accounting Technician's College, continuing professional development of 20 hours per year is necessary.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework.
  • 50 credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori: 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards. 
  • Adults over the age of 20 years who do not have the minimum entry requirements may be admitted if they can satisfy the teaching institution they are capable of studying at this level and have a reasonable chance of successfully completing each paper attempted.
  • International students where English is a second language must also have an IELTS score of 6.0 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5 of TOEFL score of 550.