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Frequently Asked Questions

What qualification will I get?

You’ll receive a certificate of achievement on successful completion of your course. The Career Academy courses meet the standards required by industry and your qualification will be recognised by employers across New Zealand. We are an Approved Training Organisation and a number of our tutors are certified to plan and prepare training, assess student performance and design and develop assessments. Many of our courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards, which guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from an ethically run training organisation. You will receive your certificate upon completion of your course.  If you are on a payment plan, you will receive your certificate once your final payment has been made.

How do I enrol in my course?

Click the 'Enrol Now' button on the course page. You can then pay via bank transfer, credit card or an interest free payment plan. Once you have enrolled, within one working day you will receive a welcome email from your tutor and your Moodle login details. The "Enrol Now' button looks like this: Enrol Now

Do you offer Bachelor or Degree Pathways?

Yes - The Career Academy has partnered with a number of tertiary institutions to offer you the ability to pathway into higher level study. For example, graduates of our Diploma in Accounting can cross-credit several modules to higher level study including Degrees. Contact us to find our more about your pathways to higher education!

Are your courses accredited?

Many of our courses are Internationally accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards, which guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from an ethically run training organisation. We are also recognised as Accredited Training Providers by reputable organisations such as the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association, Xero, MYOB, Chamber of Commerce. The Institute of Hospitality and the Association of Administrative Professionals endorses a number of our courses.

We have also been certified as an Approved Training Employer by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2011. Find out more about our Accreditations!

What level are your courses at?

The Career Academy's team of experienced course developers and tutors have had many years experience developing courses for leading tertiary institutions in New Zealand. Based on their experience, they have come up with appropriate levels for Career Academy courses - see a detailed description of our levels here

How does online learning work?

Your course will be delivered by Moodle. You can access Moodle from any web browser so you can work whenever and where ever you have time. You can also interact with your tutors and other students in the Moodle environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your finger tips. There are no set course start dates, you can start when ever you are ready.

Your tutors will check in on your progress and you do need to set up time to do your work. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer, or if you have time you can do more than one module a week.

Where do I login and how do the assessments work?

You can access the course content through our home page at Simply locate the Moodle Student login to the right and use your username and password. Assignments are open book and a combination of multi-choice, short answer questions and case studies. Once you’ve completed your assessment, simply upload it for marking. Your tutor will review and mark your assignments, usually within two working days. You can also ask your tutor as many questions as you like as you are completing your course.

Are any of your courses funded by Work and Income?

No, however we offer interest free payment plans at $25 per week. If you need more information please call a course advisor on 0800 342 829.

When will I receive my certificate?

If you have paid for your course in full, and all work has been completed, allow up to 14 working days to recieve your certificate.

If you are on a payment plan, you will receive your certificate after your balance has been paid in full.

What happens if I want to cancel my course?

Students are encouraged to read the Career Academy Student Policy document to ensure that they are aware of their rights and responsibilities as a student with the Academy. Enrolment is confirmed once a student receives their Moodle login details (welcome email sent from The student has deemed to have received the email at the end of the working day and that will be their enrolment date. Cancellations within 5 working days of the enrolment date will be entitled to a full money back guarantee. If you cancel after this time, you will be liable to pay the full amount outstanding. Requests for course cancellations or downgrades must be made by emailing and by contacting Student Services on: 0800 342 829 Ext 830.

Any further questions?

What support will I get?

You will be assigned a qualified and experienced tutor to provide assistance. You can email your tutor at any time or phone during business hours. Any queries will be responded to within one working day. Some Certificate courses have optional online student study groups .  You will be placed in a study group with other students completing the same course as you which will enable you to connect, interact and share experiences.  Study groups are limited in size to ensure individual attention and easy interaction with other students.

Can you help me get a job?

Yes - employers constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise for jobs on The Career Academy Job Centre (available on Moodle once you enrol). Check out our Job Ready Program!

Can I complete the course via correspondence or can you print the course notes out for me?

Yes - simply select this upgrade option when you enrol and we will send you printed course notes. You will still need to submit your assignments online via Moodle. There is a fee of $100 + GST for printing your course notes.

If you are already enrolled, you can purchase these by credit card by clicking here or we can simply add this to your interest free payment plan if you click here

How our courses work


The Career Academy is an Approved Training Organisation, certified by the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association, Xero, MYOB, Reckon, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, International Live Events Association, Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand and the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand. The International Association for Counselling has approved us as an Education Institute Member and the Institute of Hospitality has endorsed our Hospitality & Tourism courses. We are also an Approved Training Employer, certified by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and have been approved as a CPA Australia Recognised Employer Partner. Many of our courses are Internationally accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards, which guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from an ethically run training organisation. The Career Academy is Internationally Recognised by the International Accreditation & Recognition Council and is a Registered Service Provider with NZTE Regional Business Partners Network. We are also an ICB Accredited Training Provider.