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Graduate Diploma in Accounting

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
Indicative Application Close Date: Accepted throughout the year
International Close Date: 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start

Complement your degree with accountancy skills and experience applicable to many business situations and commercial pursuits.

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. Part-time up to 4 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6320 - $6930 per year
International costs
$20,690 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6700 - $7500 per year
International costs
$21,310 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding Accounting, however some previous study in Accounting or equivalent knowledge is required.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Speaking
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Listening

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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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
  • Economics

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Complement your degree with accountancy skills and experience applicable to many business situations and commercial pursuits.

Information
Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH3993
Next Starts February 2021
Application close date Accepted throughout the year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start
Credits 120
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH3993-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6320 - $6930 per year
International costs
$20,690 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6700 - $7500 per year
International costs
$21,310 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Graduate Diploma in Accounting - Feb 2021 - Christchurch
Start date: 22 February 2021
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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