AT entry requirements

We offer two pathways to become an Accounting Technician: find the one that best suits you


  • You can earn the Accounting Technician designation through a practical experience or academic pathway.
  • Choose your pathway based on your skills and experience; and whether you want full or part-time study options.
  • You can apply for Provisional AT membership once enrolled in an approved course.

Flexible options to suit you

We know everyone has different work experience, knowledge and career goals, which is why we offer the Accounting Technician (AT) designation through a variety of pathways to membership and accreditation.

You can become an AT through: 

  • Academic pathway 
  • Practical experience pathway

Each option has its' own set of entry requirements. Before choosing your pathway and enrolling you’ll need to become a provisional member with us.

AT entry requirements

  • Academic Pathway

    Become an Accounting Technician by choosing academic study.

    The Academic pathway involves tertiary study through the New Zealand Diploma in Business course or equivalent university degree level study. You can apply to become a provisional accounting technician while you study towards an approved course.

    You will need to contact the institution where you plan to study for their specific enrolment requirements.

    Apply now

    Get started by completing the Provisional membership application form.

    Overseas qualifications

    If you have an overseas qualification you can apply for Provisional membership by firstly:

    • Having your qualification assessed and recognised by Chartered Accountants ANZ
    • Completing further study to close any competency gaps through accredited tertiaries

    Standard Assessment of Qualifications

    Download the form and apply.

  • Experience Pathway

    This path enables you to be formally recognised for your skills and experience, leading to a formal Accounting Technician designation.

    To apply, you need to have at least five year’s accounting work experience.

    But first you need to apply and become a provisional member. Then work with a manager/referee to complete an Assessment of Competence which confirms your skills and knowledge.

    Ready to apply?

    Contact us to register interest.

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