Bookkeeping Qualifications

Upskill with a Bookkeeping, Xero or MYOB Qualification from The Career Academy

We have partnered with The Career Academy to provide you with the best Bookkeeping, Xero and MYOB courses available in New Zealand. They have offered courses in bookkeeping for almost 15 years and have trained thousands of New Zealanders on how to become an effective, well paid bookkeeper or Xero and MYOB user.

Whether you’re starting your own bookkeeping business from the ground up, re-training to step into your dream career, or simply want to fill in gaps in your existing knowledge, The Career Academy offers courses for every level of bookkeeping. The Certificate in Bookkeeping has been recognised as a benchmark course for the Bookkeeping profession – you’ll receive a FREE 12-month membership to NZQBA, plus six months free access to MYOB and gain the official Xero Advisor Certification in addition to your course qualification.

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The Career Academy’s Certificate in Bookkeeping course will help you balance the books and launch your bookkeeping career. On registration you’ll receive student membership to NZQBA and a complementary online version of the CCH New Zealand Master Bookkeepers Guide. 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 and use Xero and MYOB accounting software. On successful completion, you will be eligible to register as a member of the NZQBA as a Certified Bookkeeper, and you’ll receive a free 12-month membership to the NZQBA valued at $295 + GST. No prior bookkeeping experience is required to enrol in this course.

100 hours study
6 months course access
Become a Certified Bookkeeper and gain recognition throughout NZ and Internationally
FREE 12 month membership to NZQBA valued at $295 + GST

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Diploma in Xero

Developed and Delivered by Xero Certified Professionals, this online Diploma in Xero will enhance your skills and allow you to become a Xero Certified Advisor! Combining multiple Xero Certifications into one it will enable you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business.

40 hours to complete
6 months course access
Receive the official Xero Advisor Certification in addition to your course qualification

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Diploma in MYOB

There are four courses which make up the this accredited online diploma: Certificate in MYOB AccountRight, Certificate in MYOB Essentials, Certificate in MYOB Payroll, Official MYOB Approved Test. Each qualification builds on the knowledge learned previously and courses are designed so you can learn at your own pace.

40 hours to complete
6 months course access
FREE 6 months access to MYOB

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Launch your bookkeeping business with the option to freelance, subcontract or start your own bookkeeping business. Complete our Certificate in Bookkeeping and then our Start your Own Business Program. This Pathway includes online learning followed by expert business coaching. You’ll lean to gain clients, grow your business and prepare a business plan. Your business coach will review your business plan and offer advice to help you manage and grow your business. You need to be a NZQBA Certified Member to enrol in this program.

175 hours study
12 months course access
FREE 12 month membership to NZQBA valued at $295 + GST

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Become a professional AAT Qualified Bookkeeper with our AAT Qualified Bookkeeper Pathway and fast track your bookkeeping career! Learn to balance the books, prepare GST returns and prepare business accounts, before using the prestigious AAT membership to launch your own bookkeeping business! AAT is the world’s leading professional body for bookkeepers and accounting technicians, with over 140,000 members. Your membership gives your clients the confidence that you meet AAT’s renowned international standards.

16 modules / 16 assignments
6 months course access
Become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper
FREE 12 month Qualified Bookkeeper membership to NZQBA valued at $495 + GST

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Certificate in Xero Payroll

Learn to use the Xero Payroll module with our online course developed and delivered by Xero Certified Professionals. You’ll learn to connect your payroll to your accounting system, saving time and stress managing your payroll and PAYE returns.

15 hours to complete
6 months course access
Receive the official Xero Advisor Certification in addition to your course qualification

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Certificate in MYOB Payroll

This accredited online course will help you set up MYOB Payroll, connect your payroll to your accounting system and save time managing payroll and PAYE returns. Get an accredited qualification today!

15 hours to complete
6 months course access
FREE 6 months access to MYOB

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Certificate in Xero

Learn Xero to manage your own business accounts or your client’s accounts. This Xero Certificate will set you up with a strong understanding and practical knowledge to advance your business or career.

15 hours to complete
6 months course access
Receive the official Xero Advisor Certification in addition to your course qualification

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Certificate in MYOB AccountRight

This intermediate level accredited online certificate covers a broad range of AccountRight features. Learn to manage business accounts as you work through the course in your own time, following our step-by-step instructions and completing the practical exercises.

15 hours to complete
6 months course access
FREE 6 months access to MYOB

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Advanced Certificate in Xero

Learn advanced Xero accounting skills with this accredited online course such as managing your business accounts, interpreting extracted information (reports) and how to make the most of a cloud accounting solution.

15 hours to complete
6 months course access
Receive the official Xero Advisor Certification in addition to your course qualification

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Certificate in MYOB Essentials

Make sure you’re getting the most from MYOB Essentials. Learn how to set up your business with this accredited online course learning easy to use accounting software. You’ll become an expert at finding your way around and will gain tips and tricks to give your business an edge. Work through our accredited course in your own time, following our step-by-step instructions. Get a Certificate in MYOB Essentials today!

15 hours to complete
6 months course access
FREE 6 months access to MYOB

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Other New Zealand Bookkeeping Training Providers

The following training providers also offer bookkeeping, accounting and business courses that can help you in your bookkeeping career:

  • University of Auckland
  • Waikato University
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Victoria University
  • Otago University
  • Open Polytechnic
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • NorthTec
  • Unitec
  • Massey University
  • ARA

NZQBA accepts any equivalent accounting/bookkeeping qualification from the above tertiary institutions for entry into Certified Membership status with NZQBA.