Rental Coach - For Landlords

Rental Coach - Standard Version (2RC-STD)

The Rental Coach course - The Standard Version.

The Standard version doesn’t cover how to do your own tax return, but covers the tax rules of Income and Expenses and so many extras that you need to know about Rental Properties.

We will help you to understand what the numbers say so that you’re able to make informed decisions about your rental investment.

The course is designed if you have an accountant or tax agent preparing your tax return, but want to upskill your knowledge about your rental property (instead of asking your accountant and being charged by the minute!).

Once you’ve completed Rental Coach you will be able to:

• Know how much rental income you have earned
• Know what expenses you can claim in your tax return
• Check that you are doing the things you should be doing as a landlord
• Use the numbers from your tax return to see how your investment in the rental property is going

The course is made up of 4 main sections:

Introduction - An Introduction that covers what this course is about and some of the important words you will see throughout the course.
Some of the topics covered are: How do I calculate profit, what is a tax year (an important thing to know), what items of information you will need to do your tax return, and what is available for rent (another important thing to know).

Income - A section on Income explains what income is and what it is isn’t.
We also cover other topics related to income such as Mate's Rates, Capital Gains, and how to calculate rental yield to be able to compare your rental property with other properties.

Expenses - A section on Expenses which goes through all the common expenses that you will have with a rental property and what expenses you can claim in your tax return. We literally go through the A - Z to make sure we cover everything!
We structure everything with easy to use menus so you can re-visit any topic for future reference.

Extras - A section that covers a whole bunch of extra information that will help you be a great landlord (although we’re sure you already are)!
Some topics in this section are: Boarders and Flatmates, GST (Goods and Services Tax), Tenancy Agreements and what to have in them, Dealing with Bonds, when things don't go so well, and what are you required to do as a landlord.

All of this is presented in an easy-to-use, jargon-free way! See for some screenshots of the course.

Note – this material in this standard version is designed if you are not going to complete your own tax return. It goes into detail about what is income, what you can claim as an expense etc, but the actual process of preparing your own tax return has been removed and is available only in the Full Version. If you want to purchase and upgrade at a later stage to unlock this material – no problem. See below.

Some Points to Note!

This course is designed for rental properties owned in your own name or jointly with other people. This course does not cover rental properties that are owned by a company, trusts, clubs, Maori authorities, or anything to do with overseas or foreign interests. This course may help as some aspects are the same, but there are many tax fish-hooks with these ownership structures. Also, this course also only covers rental properties that are in New Zealand.

If your rental property falls outside of this category, you can still purchase this course to learn about the general tax rules relating to the income and expenses of a rental property and your obligations as a landlord, but you will still need an accountant or tax advisor to help with the specific tax rules relating to these other ownership structures or being overseas.

Fee Prices

New Signups: $120 (Including GST) for a 12 month access period.
Renewals: $40 (Including GST) for another 12 month period.

Already brought the Lite course? Want to get the Standard or Full Version? Then you can upgrade! Visit our website at, pay the difference, and then you can have access to the version of Rental Coach that meets your needs.

Payment options:

-Automated through our secure checkout (the 'Get this course" button) - if you choose this option, then once you pay using your Credit Card, you will have the course added to your account (instant access for your username).

-Bank Transfer or Cheque - email us at with your created username for payment details (or alternatively click on the "Contact" page when logged in to our Learning System at Once the funds are cleared, we will activate your username for the course and you will be in!

Rental Coach is a product of Learn Accounting NZ Ltd - a New Zealand registered company (and registered for GST in New Zealand). For more information about who we are, head to

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  • Rental Coach - Standard Version
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever