NCEA Level 3 Accounting

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Bedward

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Accounting with 11 credits or by consultation with Miss Bedward.

The aim of Level 3 NCEA Accounting is to consolidate learning from Level 1 and 2 which will enable students to process financial information for Partnerships and Companies. The conceptual basis of accounting will be assessed alongside the practical processing of transactions. Students will apply the elements of job costing to calculate a selling price for a unique product and present a report justifying their calculations and choice of cost driver. 

This course teaches students to critically evaluate the financial and non-financial information of a publicly listed company and present their findings in a report that meets an end users needs. 


  • Processing financial information;
  • Preparing financial statements;
  • Business analysis; and
  • Financial decision making.

This course is a University Entrance approved subject.


Social Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary course contribution - Revision Guide

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, Engineering


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.