Become a Certified Bookkeeper in only 10 weeks!


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ABKN1014 – Certificate in Bookkeeping

Become a Certified Bookkeeper in just ten weeks!

Learn to balance the books with our accredited course. You’ll be able to prepare GST returns, and keep business accounts. Learn to analyse and interpret a profit and loss statement and balance sheet. You can also use this course as a pathway to start your own bookkeeping business!


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Key Benefits

  • Become a Certified Bookkeeper
  • Work from home, start your own Bookkeeping business and earn up to $50 per hour
  • The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn – get up to six months access to Xero included with your course
  • The Career Academy is a MYOB Education Partner
  • Gain access to our Wheelers eLibrary with over 50 textbooks, including the Master Bookkeepers Guide
  • Get a FREE student membership to the New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association (NZQBA) on enrolment and a FREE 12-month Certified Membership to NZQBA on completion (valued at $295 + GST)
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
  • Pathway opportunities to become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper
  • Developed and delivered by an Accredited Training Centre – International Association of Bookkeepers
  • Accreditation & Certification: This course has been accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards. On completion of this course you will become a Certified Bookkeeper – a recognised credential, respected and valued by employers and businesses throughout New Zealand.

This course is designed for

  • Those who want to work from home
  • Job seekers wanting to upskill in the bookkeeping industry
  • Bookkeepers who want to become certified
  • Entrepreneurs looking to start their own bookkeeping business
  • Business owners who wish to save money by managing their own accounts and GST returns

Get a FREE 12-month membership to the New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association

Gain a qualification accredited by ICOES

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This course is recognised by AAT for those seeking AAT Qualified Bookkeeper status

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Course Summary

Investment: $995 + GST or from only $25 per week on an interest FREE payment plan.


Assessments: 14 modules / 14 assignments, includes case studies and written assessments.


Duration: A total of 140 hours to be completed within six months. Study at your own pace!


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to six months until you complete.


Delivery & Support: This course is delivered online with comprehensive one-on-one tutor support.


Qualification Information: Upon successful completion, receive Xero’s official advisor certification in addition to your course qualification.


Course Level: 4


Covering the following modules

ABKN202 – Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
ABKN152 – General Journal
ABKN153 – General Ledger & the Trial Balance
ABKN218 – Depreciation
ABKN106 – Adjusting Entries
ABKN146 – Financial Statements
ABKN133 – Understanding GST
ABKN214 – Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
ABKN188 – Fringe Benefit Tax
ABKN151 – Fundamentals of Income Tax
ABKN217 – Accounting with MYOB AccountRight
ABKN103 – Accounting with Xero
ABKN122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
CITG125 – Bookkeeping using Microsoft Excel


Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s bookkeeping graduates start their own bookkeeping business or work in small to medium-sized businesses. On completion of this course, you may apply for jobs such as:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Assistant Accountant

Career Projections

The availability of Bookkeeping-related roles in New Zealand is expected to increase resulting in over 4,950 job openings over the next 5 years. The salary range for employee Bookkeepers is between $40,000 – $70,000 per year, or up to $40-$50 per hour as contract bookkeepers.



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