New dis­tance learn­ing ac­counts course

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Learn­ing Post Ltd, who spe­cialises in dis­tance learn­ing with a fo­cus on busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion and com­put­ing skills, has re­cently launched a highly an­tic­i­pated new ac­counts course tai­lored to the grow­ing num­bers of self-em­ployed busi­ness own­ers and those need­ing to re­turn to work for fi­nan­cial rea­sons.

The Cer­tifi­cate in Prac­ti­cal Ac­count­ing (Level 4) can be com­pleted full-time over 32 weeks or part-time over 52 weeks and pro­vides the skills and un­der­stand­ing needed for em­ploy­ment in an ac­counts clerk po­si­tion – or to man­age the ac­counts side of an in­di­vid­ual’s own busi­ness.

The course is also ide- al as a step­ping stone to­ward fur­ther stud­ies in ac­count­ing and is com­pleted en­tirely through dis­tance learn­ing.

Over re­cent years, the cost of petrol and gen­eral liv­ing ex­penses has con­trib­uted to a steady in­crease in self­em­ploy­ment num­bers along with an in­crease in of pri­mary care­givers, par­tic­u­larly mums, re­turn­ing to paid em­ploy­ment. As a re­sult, there has also been a marked in­crease in the de­mand for qual­i­fi­ca­tion pro­grammes through dis­tance learn­ing.

Learn­ing Post mar­ket­ing and de­vel­op­ment man­ager So­rya Vi­rak says the com­bi­na­tion of be­ing able to gain prac­ti­cal ac­count­ing skills without hav­ing to meet the ex­tra costs and time in­volved with travel makes the course ideal for those who need to jug­gle study with work or child­care com­mit­ments.

“We’ve had reg­u­lar en­quiries from two dis­tinct groups,” So­rya says.

“The first is self-em­ployed busi­ness own­ers who need to mas­ter the ac­counts side of their busi­ness, or want a staff mem­ber to be for­mally trained in ac­count­ing prin­ci­ples. The other group is those who are plan­ning to be­gin work in an ac­counts role and want to gain the full set of skills and qual­i­fi­ca­tions to se­cure good em­ploy­ment.”

The Cer­tifi­cate in Prac­ti­cal Ac­count­ing is a com­pre­hen­sive course that cov­ers all as­pects of ac­counts skills in­clud­ing tax prepa­ra­tion, trial bal­anc­ing, MYOB use, em­ploy­ment re­la­tions and fi­nan­cial skills and more.

Learn­ing Post Ltd, lo­cated on Auck­land’s North Shore, was es­tab­lished in 1997 and of­fers stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to learn from their home, work­place or any­where that suits at their own pace.

All qual­i­fi­ca­tion pro­grammes are NZQA reg­is­tered and ac­cred­ited and range from cer­tifi­cates through to Level 5 Diplo­mas.

Each stu­dent has ac­cess to their own ded­i­cated tu­tor who of­fers sup­port, guid­ance and mo­ti­va­tion through­out the pe­riod of study.

Those in­ter­est­ing in pur­su­ing study through Learn­ing Post are in­vited to visit www.learn­ing­ or call toll­free on 0800 895 895.

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