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Certificate in Taxation


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Understanding taxation for your small to medium business or as an employee of someone else’s company is a great way to arm yourself for success. Completing The Career Academy taxation course online while you work – or build your side hustle – could have far-reaching benefits. We are proud to enhance the NZ taxation course landscape with our Certificate in Taxation. This Certificate in Taxation includes modules around preparing GST and income tax returns, lessons addressing innovative tax structures, and a complimentary eBook from CCH Wolters Kluwer. Plus, you can study this Certificate in Taxation NZ-wide Enrol today. Beginning a taxation course online could turn a chore into an opportunity.

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~140 Hours
 | 6 Months Access
Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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  • Learn to calculate & apply GST
  • Pinpoint how to set up a look-through company
  • Enhance your skillset and run your own business more efficiently
  • Utilise the Certificate in Taxation to build a career path across multiple industries
  • Use your knowledge to save time and money – let employers see your value
  • Prove your proficiency with an employer recognised certification
  • Gain 50 Continuing Professional Development hours on completion


The Certificate in Taxation comprises the following 10 modules;

    1. Tax Fundamentals – Introduction
    2. Tax Fundamentals – Income & Deductions
    3. Tax Fundamentals – Tax Calculation & Return Preparation
    4. Understanding GST
    5. Depreciation
    6. Fringe Benefit Tax
    7. Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
    8. Company Taxation
    9. Look Through Companies
    10. Maximise Tax Deductions

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  • ICOES is an International Organisation that accredits credible and verifiable qualifications, so you can rest assured you’re completing a qualification that you can have faith in
  • This internationally accredited certificate  holds immense value, not only boosting market recognition but also serves as a prominent testament of accomplishments.
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$1,295.00 + GST

Pay your course fees upfront and benefit from a $300 discount, with a 7 day money-back guarantee.

Pay a total of $1,295.00 + GST around your schedule with our flexible, interest-free payment plan, that also includes a 7 day money back guarantee.

Get access to the CCH Foundations of NZ Taxation Law eBook valued at $100!

Foundations of New Zealand Taxation Law provides a clear and concise introduction to the policy, principles and practice underpinning New Zealand’s tax laws. Written by a panel of tax academics and tax experts in practice, edition has been revised and updated to take into account significant tax developments. Ideal for students seeking a straightforward explanation of the fundamentals of taxation law within a framework that provides context and historical background, the text includes a series of study questions at the end of each chapter to aid with preparation for exams and assignments. Foundations of New Zealand Taxation Law is designed to be used in conjunction with New Zealand Tax Legislation for Students.

Plus, when you enrol today you’ll get access to other popular CCH titles including the Income Tax Act, Tax Administration Act, FBT, GST, Payroll & more!

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

This course costs $995 + GST or only $25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

Yes, you can apply for RPL for this if you already hold other accounting qualifications or have other accounting experience.

This course takes approximately 140 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 apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as a Tax Specialist, Accounting Technician, or Payroll Officer.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our  courses could take you. Employers often approach The Career Academy looking for students and advertise jobs in our Career Centre, which you can access once enrolled. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to 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 necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and 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 a 7 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.

Yes. You will gain 50 CPD hours on completing The Career Academy Certificate in Taxation.

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