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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - ACA/CA Pathway)

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

University Entrance. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

For more information on compulsory student services fess, loans and allowances.

Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

This programme allows you to complete the academic requirements for membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

With our practical, experience-based approach you'll be prepared to move into the professional accounting environment.

You'll gain advanced knowledge in computing, commercial law, economics, marketing and management within a business context, as well as communication, business, heritage, culture and sustainability.

To obtain Chartered Accountant status you must also complete three years of approved employment. Approved employment is recognised when you are:

  • working in a relevant accounting role with an approved or recognised training employer
  • working for at least 17.5 hours per week for a period of three months or longer
  • under the guidance of a recognised mentor

* - The online offering is available through TANZ eCampus

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: CH3988
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 360
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 22 January for February start, 23 June for July start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $6,150 - $6,800
International: $18,770
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street, Online*
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment

Next steps

ACA Pathway

On completion of this academic programme as specified by NZICA, graduates will also be required to complete:

  • 1 year's General Practical Experience
  • 1 year's Specified Practical Experience under the guidance of an NZICA registered mentor
  • a Professional Competence programme


CA Pathway

On completion of this academic programme of study as specified by NZICA, graduates will also be required to complete:

  • 3 year's Practical Experience with an NZICA approved training employer
  • the Chartered Accountants Programme of four technical modules and a capstone module


To apply for either of these programmes please

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Career opportunities

Associated chartered accountants are well placed within the profession to work for chartered accountants in public practice, as financial and business analysts or advisors, and in management roles.

Study pathways

Go on to complete the professional requirements for full NZICA ACA membership or undertake further study towards one of our graduate diplomas.

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