NCEA Level 3 Accounting

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Tinworth

Recommended Prior Learning

14 or more credits at Level 2 NCEA accounting or in consultation with the teacher in charge of accounting. Leads to tertiary study.

If Accounting was studied in 2021 then there are only 2 further external standards that can be assessed.

Students wishing to study business, commerce or law at tertiary level will benefit from Level 3 accounting, as will those wishing to take up employment in an accounting type job. The content of the course includes:

  • Formation of partnerships and companies
  • Reporting financial information and the study of financial reporting standards
  • Management accounting for decision making
  • Analysis and interpretation of company annual reports
  • Job costing for decision making

While this course builds upon the knowledge and skills taught in NCEA Levels 1 and 2, this course has been successfully picked up by competent students willing to make a substantial effort.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.


Social Science

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Ring Binder,
A4 Refill (14B8),
It is recommended that students purchase a workbook at approximately $25.00.
A personal device is recommended for this course.

Pathway Tags

Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Office Manager, Accounts Officer, Banking, Insurance, Business Consultant, Mortgage Broker, Retail Buyer, Auditor, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Currency Dealer, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Property Manager, Real Estate, Valuer, Business Owner, Business Manager, Advisor, Consultant, Policy Analysis, Business Journalist, Engineerin


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.