Level up with an industry relevant online course for as little as $25 per week

Certificate in

Small Trade Administration & Bookkeeping

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Course Overview


Payment Plan

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan of between $20 – $30 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



3 key modules made up of 31 lessons. Completion of this course requires approximately 300 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.



Access to your course online 24/7, allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to learn, the learning management system is ready to teach.

Is your husband or your dad a tradie? Perhaps you are a Trade Business Owner needing someone trained in admin and bookkeeping so you can get on with the job. Then check out this course!

This course is ideal for those individuals that want to work in business support roles for the Construction industry.

Building and Construction is a huge industry in New Zealand and whether a construction company is small or large ALL of them need good administration and bookkeeping support!

We all know that here in New Zealand we have some of the best tradies in the world. However, many small to medium construction businesses struggle when it comes to the administration, bookkeeping and tax side of their businesses.

Because of this many tradies are on the lookout for good business support workers. However, many of them want an employee that not only understands admin and bookkeeping but also has a basic understanding of the principles and terminology used in construction.

Being one of the more comprehensive and specific Small Trade Administration and Bookkeeping courses online, this course has been specifically designed from the ground up by industry professionals to put you in good stead to develop a strong foundation of the industry and elevate your expertise above others looking for employment or to better their business in this highly competitive industry

This course will not only teach you about administration and bookkeeping, but it will also take you through building and construction processes, terminology and the basics of carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

So, whether you or your husband are operating a business and need help with “the books”, or you want to work for a commercial construction company in the office this course is the perfect place to start!

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Course Outline

Module 1 – Building Renovation

  1. Introduction to Building Renovation Projects
  2. Core Structural and Site Works.
  3. Replacing/Repairing Roofs and Floors
  4. Doors, Windows and walls
  5. Plastering
  6. Carpentry Reno
  7. Painting
  8. Plumbing Basics
  9. Electrical Basics
  10. Renovating a Room

Module 2 – Office Practices

  • The Modern Office
  • Communication Systems
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Phone Skills
  • Writing Letters and Other Documents
  • Computer Applications
  • Office Organisation and Procedures
  • Health and Safety in the Office

Module 3 – Bookkeeping Foundations

  • Introduction – Nature, Scope and Function of Bookkeeping
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Analysing and Designing Accounting Systems
  • The Double Entry Recording Process
  • The Cash Receipts and Cash Payments Journal
  • The Credit Fees and Purchases Journal
  • The General Journal
  • Closing the Ledger
  • The Profit and Loss Statement
  • Depreciation on Non-current Assets
  • Profit Determination and Balance Day Adjustments
  • Cash Control: Bank Reconciliation and Petty Cash
  • Cash Control: Budgeting
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