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Learn Xero with The Career Academy and receive an industry-recognised certification.

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Certificate in Xero

This course will provide an introduction and basic overview of Xero, including but not limited to the benefits of using Xero and cloud computing, the system requirements for Xero, and how to navigate the Xero Dashboard.
This course will provide an introduction to the Chart of Accounts in Xero and will include but not be limited to the process of accessing the Chart of Accounts, adding new accounts, account classifications and their code ranges, as well as the process that the Xero program applies for tax settings.
This course will provide an introduction to managing contacts in Xero, and will include but not be limited to the process for creating new customers, suppliers and employees in Xero, how to import and export contacts, as well as the process for archiving contacts.
This course will take a look at Xero invoicing, sales, quotes and inventory, including but not limited to the different invoice types available in Xero, customer statements, inventory, and how to create invoices, repeating invoices, quotes and credit notes.
This course will provide an introduction to working with purchases and bills in Xero, including but not limited to the process for managing bills, repeating bills and credit notes in Xero, how to perform batch payments and send remittance advice.
This course will take a look at bank reconciliation in Xero, and will include but not be limited to the process of bank feeds in Xero, how overpayments and prepayments work, and the various bank reconciliation options.
This course will provide an introduction to the Xero Report Centre, and will look at how to generate and view interactive reports in Xero, how to customise, publish and export reports, and the process of creating GST reports and filing a GST return.
This course will provide an introduction to Xero’s add-ons and apps, and will include but not be limited to an overview of four Xero add-ons built and owned by Xero and a look at the Xero App Marketplace.
Complete a practical case study based assessment using Xero.

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FAQs about our Xero courses

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 080 0342 829 or email them at

This course costs $395 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 15 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Bookkeeper, Office Administrator, Financial Controller or Payroll Administrator. These jobs in New Zealand earn approximately $58,000 per year but can be as high as $70,000 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got an 8-day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

This is a great course designed for business owners or managers, accounts people or anyone managing business accounts, or for those who are looking to further their knowledge in Xero software. Plus, you’ll receive the Official Xero Advisor Certification on completion.
Takes approximately 8-10 hours to complete.
Xero courses range from $395 to $995, or from only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.
You can access Xero training online with a Xero Education Partner such as The Career Academy.
Xero accounting helps businesses, accountants and bookkeepers manage accounts more effectively.
Absolutely! Xero is good for accountants as it helps them to be more efficient with their work, plus helps their clients manage their business accounts more effectively.
Xero is easy to learn, provided you follow a structured training program and seek help from professional tutors via phone and email.

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