AAT Accounting Pathway Program

How to get your accounting career really moving

This is the program for those who love to take bold steps to champion their career. It’s unique to The Career Academy and specially designed for those working, or who have worked in an entry through to intermediate level accounting role. 

100% Online & 24/7 Access

Get instant access within 1 business day and start when you're ready

Plus receive unlimited tutor support via phone & email from experienced professionals.

Duration & Course Level

~400 Hours | 18 Months Access | Level 6

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

Get Qualified & Earn More

Build an Unstoppable Accounting Career

Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

Investment & Payment Options

Improve your career prospects for just $2,450 + GST

Or from only $25 per week with our no deposit, interest free payment plan.

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Students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

How you'll benefit

  • Fast track your accounting career, increase your earning potential and get ahead with an award winning AAT Approved Training Provider.
  • Gain student membership the Association of Accounting Technicians Australia 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
  • This course is recognised by the Institute of Public Accounts (IPA) so you receive FREE Graduate Membership to IPA on completion, plus gain certified accounting technician status

Course Modules

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledger and the Trial Balance
  4. Depreciation
  5. Adjusting Entries
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Understanding GST
  8. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  9. Accounting with Xero
  10. Accounting with MYOB Essentials
  11. Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cashflow Management
  12. Financial Statement Analysis
  13. Accounting using Microsoft Excel
  1. Access and save excel templates.
  2. How to open an Excel file and save this using a specific name.
  3. Identify and apply formulas and functions to calculate data.
  4. How to add content, such as pictures and charts, to spreadsheets.
  5. Apply filters to spreadsheet data.
  6. Demonstrate how to sort and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  7. Apply a range of formatting styles to spreadsheet data.
  1. Accounting and Business
  2. Determining Profit
  3. Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
  4. Accounting Principles Assessment
  1. Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets
  2. Internal Decision Making
  3. Analysing Financial Reports
  4. Financial Reporting Framework
  5. Advanced Accounting Principles Assessment
  1. Cost Classification
  2. Costing Methods
  3. Product & Process Costing
  4. Standard Costs & Variance Analysis
  5. Management Accounting Assessment
  1. Activity Based Costing
  2. Budgeting & CVP Analysis
  3. Performance Management & Measurement
  4. Inventory Management & Planning
  5. Management Accounting: Budgeting
  6. Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  7. Advanced Management Accounting Assessment
  1. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  2. Understanding GST
  3. Depreciation
  1. Certificate in Xero Assessment
  1. Advanced Certificate in Xero Assessment
  1. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1
  2. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2
  3. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3
  4. Verification, Completeness & Justification
  5. Accounting for a Full Year Case Study
  6. Looking Forward Case Study
  7. Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  8. Accounting Systems & Controls
  9. Accounting Practices Assessment
  1. Introduction to the Accounting Profession
  2. Ethics and Standards
  3. Professional Education
  4. Practice Essentials
  5. Practice Security
  6. People and Processes
  7. Growing your Business
  8. Digital Business
  9. Sustaining Your Business
  10. Assessment

Why The Career Academy?

We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

See exactly what you'll be learning

Download a free course guide to find out more about course modules, your tutorspricing and payment details, course duration & access.

Receive unlimited tutor support

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 with an industry 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.

Our students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

100% Money Back Guarantee

After enrolling, you’ll receive an 8-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by selecting your course and 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 0800342829 or email them at info@careeracademy.co.nz

Absolutely! You’ve got a 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 less a $50 + GST administration fee.

Our qualifications prepare you take on a huge range of practical based roles. 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 for jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

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Your course will be delivered by 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 in 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 will check in on your progress and you do need to set up time to do your work. 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, or if you have time you can do more than one module a week.

Once you successfully complete an AAT Qualification, you will become a certified accounting technician and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and the Institute of Public Accountants.

An AAT Qualification is an internationally recognised certification. Being AAT Qualified gives employers the confidence that you meet internationally recognised standards.
AAT stands for the Association of Accounting Technicians, a membership organisation with over 140,000 members worldwide. An AAT qualification is equivalent to a CIMA or ACCA qualification.
AAT is widely recognised in New Zealand. Employers in New Zealand value candidates who hold AAT Qualifications.

Varies between 6 to to 18 months.

Most New Zealand employers prefer AAT as it is more recognised in New Zealand. Furthermore, being a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians gives employers the confidence that you meet internationally recognised standards.

A fully qualified accounting technician can earn up to $60,000 per annum or more.
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