Graduate Diploma in Accounting Graduate Diploma in Accounting

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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

Bachelor's degree in any field excluding accounting. 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 Fees, 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

Accounting skills can be transferred to many areas of the commercial world, with our qualification enhance these skills to pursue a career in accounting and finance or other areas of business.

Our qualification equips you with the skills and knowledge in peak demand and builds on your basic accounting skills and provides detailed study in taxation and compliance, as well as advanced financial and management accounting.

You will be capable of identifying opportunities for cost efficiencies, savings and future growth, and helping business leaders understand fiscal risk. In addition, you will also complete work experience on a business project. You will need to have current knowledge of accounting at an introductory level to enrol in this programme.

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 Graduate Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 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
  • A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding accounting.

Alternative requirements
  • Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree)
    or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience eg 3 - 5 years full time work experience (relevant to business studies)
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: CH3993
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $6,120 - $6,600
International: $19,500
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you will have developed competencies in advanced accounting concepts relating to finance, tax, financial and management accounting. You will be eligible for support roles within chartered accountant offices, or within businesses in the public, private and not for profit sectors. This graduate diploma is also useful for strengthening your prospects when considering other business or management career positions.

Study pathways

You can continue to study for the ACCA, or the CPA Australia Professional or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand professional pathway.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
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