Up skill and become Xero Certified, Fast!The Career academy is a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn

Gain an industry recognised qualification from $25 a week interest FREE. Get up to six months access to Xero included with your course!

ABKN1026 – Diploma in Xero

Get a Diploma in Xero and become a Xero expert!

This online diploma takes approximately 40 hours to complete and combines four certifications into one. It will enhance your Xero skills, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business. Upon successful completion, receive Xero’s official advisor certification in addition to your course qualification.


  • Get up to six months access to Xero included with your course
  • The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn
  • Access Xero’s official advisor certification

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Course summary

    • Gain an accredited Xero certificate and CPD hours
    • Receive comprehensive one-on-one tutor support
    • Flexible start dates – enrol online and start when you are ready
    • Complete your studies online, at your own pace
    • This course is accredited by ICOES
    • Developed and Delivered by Xero Certified Professionals
    • The content of this course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service. Gain 15 CPD hours on completion!
    • Developed & delivered by an Accredited training Centre – International Association of Bookkeepers & International Association of Accounting Professionals
    • Get up to six months access to Xero included with your course
    • The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Xero courses enable students to gain practical knowledge and skills to work in a range of roles from Accounting & Bookkeeping through to Administration & Management. Being certified in Xero can lead to a broad range of career opportunities and can act as a great pathway to further qualifications. Some of the careers that it can lead you towards include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Payroll Officer
  • Accounts Manager
  • Finance Advisor

Career Projections

The availability of bookkeeping and accounting-related roles in New Zealand is expected to increase resulting in over 5,000 job openings over the next 5 years. The salary range for bookkeepers and accountants is between $40,000 – $70,000 per year.

Source: Careers.govt.nz

What our students say

★★★★★ “I have had a great experience with Career Academy. The course materials was easy to understand and follow, the tutors were really helpful and provided great feedback on all my assessments as well with any queries I had. I would highly recommend the Diploma of Xero course to anyone who is looking at up skilling their knowledge in Payroll or Managing Accounts” – Barbara Oto


★★★★★ “I liked that the course was available online and I could work through it at my own pace, without assistance.” – Yeshlin Prasad


★★★★★ “I already was a fan of Xero but now, with the additional information I’ve gained already through this course from The Career Academy, my Xero experience has been widened and the little tips and tricks are amazing.” – Christine Beckinsale

Diploma course content

Investment: $995 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest FREE payment plan. Click here to get started now.


Duration: 40 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete


Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone


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


Course Level: 6

This course covers four modules

ABKN1022 – Certificate in Xero

ABKN219 – Introduction to Xero Online
ABKN130 – Xero Chart of Accounts
ABKN136 – Managing Contacts with Xero
ABKN198 – Xero Sales, Invoices, Quotes and Inventory
ABKN220 – Xero Purchases and Bills
ABKN174 – Xero Bank Reconciliation and Managing Accounts
ABKN194 – Xero Reporting Overview
ABKN216 – Xero and Payroll Add-ons

ABKN292 – Certificate in Xero Assessment


ABKN1016 – Certificate in Xero Payroll

ABKN219 – Introduction to Xero Online
ABKN200 – Setting up Xero Payroll
ABKN182 – Managing Payroll Items with Xero
ABKN107 – New Employees and Leave Requests with Xero
ABKN179 – Pay Templates in Xero
ABKN178 – Pay Runs in Xero
ABKN183 – Payslips and Payroll Reporting with Xero
ABKN145 – Filing Obligations Using Xero

ABKN294 – Xero Payroll Assessment


ABKN1015 – Advanced Certificate in Xero

ABKN219 – Introduction to Xero Online
ABKN190 – Bank and GST Reconciliation with Xero
ABKN108 – Aged Receivables and Payables in Xero
ABKN148 – Managing Fixed Assets with Xero
ABKN120 – Budgeting with Xero
ABKG221 – Tracking Categories in Xero
ABKN192 – Report Preparation and Analysis in Xero
ABKN139 – Customising Templates in Xero
ABKN157 – How to Make the Most of Xero

ABKN293 – Advanced Certificate in Xero Assessment


The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn

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This course is accredited by ICOES

ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

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