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ABKN1032 – GST Fundamentals

Learn to prepare returns and rest assured you’re getting it right!

Ideal for bookkeepers, busy office managers and small business owners who need to prepare GST returns – learning online means you can fit this course around your other commitments. You’ll be able to confidently understand how GST works, prepare returns and calculate GST liabilities.

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Key Benefits

  • Developed by chartered accountants and an approved training organisation
  • Learn in your own time and at your own pace
  • Expert tutor support available via phone or email
  • Gain 10 CPD hours on completion

ABKN133 – Understanding GST

  • Explain the key terms used when dealing with GST, including taxable activities, taxable supplies and filing frequency.
  • Describe the basic principles of GST in New Zealand.
  • Explain the difference between GST Paid and GST Collected.
  • Outline the information required to be included on tax invoices.
  • Understand the different methods to account for GST.
  • Explain when GST is required to be charged on a supply of goods or services.
  • Explain the difference between exempt and zero-rated supplies.
  • Calculate GST on sales and purchases, including zero-rated and exempt items.
  • Explain what GST adjustments may be required.
  • Explain how to complete a simple GST return.
  • Briefly outline the penalty for filing a GST return late, or paying any GST liability after the due date.

Course summary

Investment: $295 + GST or from only $25 a week on an interest free payment plan! Click here to get started now.


Delivery: Online. Your tutors are available by phone or email to assist and support you throughout the course.


Assessment: Submit a practical assessment which will be marked with valuable personalised feedback.


Duration: Learn at your own pace, but expect to take 8-10 hours.


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


Qualification: On successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate in GST Fundamentals.


About the course developers and tutors: The Career Academy has developed this course with experts in GST.


Course Level: 4

What our students say

★★★★★ “Being a busy mother of four teenage boys and a full-time time office manager means my time is limited. Being able to study this GST course was invaluable to me. I found the course very enjoyable and the skills I have learnt have been invaluable in both my private and professional life.”  – Diane Rushworth Office Manager/PA

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