AC3000 - Accounting - NCEA Level 3 (course endorsement available)

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What is Accounting?

Accounting is fundamental for business and for everyday life. Students gain financial literacy and the tools to make real-life financial decisions in a changing and uncertain world. One of the vital skills students learn is how to prepare and communicate financial information to a wide range of people. Further study can lead to a career in accounting in many diverse businesses worldwide. With a business or commerce degree, you can keep your options wide open.

What this course involves

Students develop knowledge from previous levels within the context of companies and partnerships. Students gain knowledge, skills and experience in using management for effective decision making. Students report, analyse and interpret information for partnerships, manufacturing businesses and companies. Accounting NCEA Level 3 and Scholarship prepares students for tertiary education. New Zealand Scholarship exams are designed to extend very high-achieving Level 3 students. Those who wish to enter the New Zealand Scholarship exam in this subject must discuss this option with their Te Kura subject teacher.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Students should have a reasonable level of accounting knowledge.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91404 Demonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for a New Zealand reporting entity 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91405 Demonstrate understanding of accounting for partnerships 2 4 Internal
naNumeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91406 Demonstrate understanding of company financial statement preparation 2 5 External
naNumeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91407 Prepare a report for an external user that interprets the annual report of a New Zealand reporting entity 2 5 Internal
lnaLiteracy and numeracy achievement standard
91408 Demonstrate understanding of management accounting to inform decision-making 2 4 External
lnaLiteracy and numeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91409 Demonstrate understanding of a job cost subsystem for an entity 2 4 Internal
lnaLiteracy and numeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard