Study Method Online
Institution The Career Academy
Recognition Excel, ICOES, Xero
Start Date Enrol anytime
The Career Academy
In partnership with
AAT New Zealand MYOB Xero
  • This is a fee-for-service program

Course overview

How to advance your Bookkeeping career in more ways than one.

Want to advance your Bookkeeping career and earn more? Well, this is how you go about it: AAT Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers. Sharpen those bookkeeping skills needed to progress to a more senior level. It builds on the practical bookkeeping skills and knowledge obtained through the Certificate in Bookkeeping. You’ll learn about Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation and gain advanced accounting software skills. Plus, on successful completion, you’ll gain certified accounting technician status.

Who's It For?

  • This pathway is ideally designed for those who are currently working as a bookkeeper in employment or those wanting to work as an employee bookkeeper.


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Accredited by The International Council for Online Educational Standards

Study method

  • Online Online info icon
    Online delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
  • Blended Blended info icon
    Blended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
  • In-class In-class info icon
    In class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
  • Virtual Virtual info icon
    Virtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online

Duration study load

  • Approximately 400 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Course features


  • Fast track your accounting career, increase your earning potential and get ahead with an AAT Approved Training Provider
  • Gain student membership from the Association of Accounting Technicians and New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association on enrolment, giving you access to a wealth of advice and support to guide you through your studies and into your future career
  • Get access to The Career Center – get a FREE CV Review and job tips to help you succeed
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email
  • FREE Graduate Membership to IPA on completion, gain Certified Membership to New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association, plus gain certified accounting technician status
  • Gain this qualification for your CV – being a Certified Accounting Technician gives employers the confidence that you meet internationally recognised standards
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email – work with experienced tutors and other students to successfully complete your course

This Course is accredited by ICOES

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

Receive Unlimited Support from Experienced Tutors!

  • Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed.
  • They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be Awarded an Industry & Employer Recognised Certificate

  • Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy.
  • This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV review.


  • Practical assessments
  • Case studies
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Quizzes
  • Written assessments


  • The enrolment process was quick and easy. Prompt response received from Natasha Grant, I liked that she called to discuss with me my study needs as I have a situation that is not straightforward. Also that she suggested options I did not think of and provided information that was relevant.
    Rose McNair
  • Friendly and helpful experience on and off the phone prior to setting up. Program and course outlay is easy to use and guide the free flow and explanatory! Don't delay, so pleased I signed up with The Career Academy.
    Theresia Kingi


  • 100% online with unlimited tutor support via phone and email
  • Ask questions anytime and your professional tutors will respond during business hours


1. Certificate in Business Bookkeeping

Take the first step with our Certificate in Business Bookkeeping. Learn to balance the books with our online 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.

2. Diploma in Accounting

Step two is completing the Diploma in Accounting. This compressive qualification covers higher accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. This comprehensive course builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge obtained through the Certificate in Accounting. It will further enhance your accounting skills, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business.

3. AAT Certified Accounting Technician Program

Step three is completing the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) program offered by AAT. The CAT Program consists of ten modules, including a final assessment. All of the learning material is provided in an easy to use the online platform, and each module consists of a set of topic areas, and concludes with a summary and review, with the exception of Module 10 which contains an assessment that requires a passing grade.


There are a variety of subjects within each module.

Core Modules
Certificate in Bookkeeping
Accounting with Excel
Accounting Principles 
Advanced Accounting Principles 
Management Accounting 
Advanced Management Accounting
Accounting with Xero
Advanced Accounting with Xero
Accounting Practices
AAT Certified Accounting Technician Program

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Payment options

Interest-free payment plans available from $25/week.

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About The Career Academy

The Career Academy is New Zealand's leading provider of online courses. Their education driven team of developers and tutors are located in Parnell, Auckland. They are committed to providing exceptional online courses and personal tutor support. The Career Academy offers a range of specialist courses to improve job performance. Their focus is on mentoring, inspiring and supporting people through training so their career or business can reap the rewards. The Career Academy’s course delivery is flexible, so their students can study with minimal disruption to their daily life. They offer flexible payment plans so anyone wanting to learn has the opportunity no matter their circumstances.

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