Entry Requirements

NZQBA Membership Entry Requirements

Student NZQBA Membership Entry Requirements

NZQBA Student Membership is designed for the aspiring bookkeeper

Must be enrolled in any of the following qualifications:

  1. The Career Academy Certificate in Bookkeeping™
  2. An AAT Bookkeeping Qualification
  3. Diploma in Business (1-year full time study) from any Polytechnic or PTE in New Zealand
  4. Bachelor of Business from any University or Polytechnic in New Zealand
  5. Any equivalent qualification

Check out the Bookkeeping Qualifications to see our recommended pathways

Certified Bookkeeper™ Membership Entry Requirements

We offer two pathways to become a Certified Bookkeeper™.

Choose your pathway based on your bookkeeping experience and skills.

  • Academic pathway
  • Experience pathway

Academic Pathway

The Academic Pathway involves completing tertiary study. To be admitted as a Certified Bookkeeper™ of NZQBA, applicants will need to hold one of the following academic qualifications:

  1. The Career Academy Certificate in Bookkeeping™
  2. An AAT Bookkeeping Qualification
  3. Diploma in Business (1-year full time study) from any Polytechnic or PTE in New Zealand
  4. Bachelor of Business from any University or Polytechnic in New Zealand

Experience Pathway

This pathway allows you to be formally recognised for your skills and experience, leading to a formal Certified Bookkeeper™ status. To apply now, you are required to have at least five years bookkeeping work experience and complete at least 8 out of the 10 Practical Experience competencies.

Qualified Bookkeeper™ Membership Entry Requirements

Once you are a Certified member with NZQBA, you can upgrade to Qualified Bookkeeper™ status.

There are two ways to become a Qualified Bookkeeper™*:

  1. Complete an AAT bookkeeping qualification; OR
  2. Completing The Career Academy’s Certificate in Bookkeeping™, plus the AAT Qualified Bookkeeper Assessment of Competence.

*Qualified Bookkeeper™ status is only available if you have completed one of the above academic qualifications. For example, if you gained Certified Membership to NZQBA via the experience pathway or hold an academic qualification outside of AAT and TCA, you still need to complete The Career Academy’s Certificate in Bookkeeping™ or an AAT Bookkeeping qualification to be eligible for Qualified Bookkeeper™ membership.

Being a Qualified Bookkeeper™ gives employers and clients the confidence that you meet internationally recognised bookkeeping standards.

Ready to become a NZQBA Member? Apply now