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Accounting - Level 2


Qualification: NCEA Level 2

Entry requirements: Credits in NCEA Level 1 Accounting and at the discretion of the HOLA.

Content/Skills: This course includes applying accounting processes to prepare financial statements for sole traders. Students will study full sets of accounts, including analysis and interpretation of financial statements to help make informed decisions. Students will also learn to use Mind Your Own Business computer software to process financial transactions.

Field Trips: None.

Course Costs: Please be aware that this course has associated costs. By selecting this course you will be requested to make contributions connected to its delivery. These costs are: $16.00 for workbooks.


2 Internal Achievement Standards worth 8 Credits

3 External Achievement Standards worth 13 Credits

Where does it lead? NCEA Level 3 and tertiary diplomas and degrees.

There is a wide range of careers open to students of commerce. These include Accounting, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Importing and Exporting, Insurance, Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Taxation, Tourism, Event Management, Insurance and more.

A great pathway into any of these careers is to complete a Commerce Degree (B.Com) at any university in New Zealand or overseas. A B.Com will require you to complete an accounting paper and an economics paper in your first year of university.

Completing Year 12 and Year 13 Accounting at school will ensure you are well prepared for an easy transition to these university papers. Students from CGHS are regularly amongst the very top performers in these subjects at university. Any management position in business or health or education or any other field requires an understanding of finances and accounts. If you want to own your own business, or to be a decision-maker and leader in any organisation, then study some Accounting.

If you would like some ideas about the sorts of careers accounting can lead to, visit  https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/careers/subjects/

Careers in Commerce pay the 4th highest salaries behind IT, Medicine and Engineering.


For case studies of past students who have studied accounting and begun successful careers in that field, see Mr Blyth or Ms James.

For further information about this course see Mr Blyth or Ms James.