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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting)

STARTS: February 2023
Ashburton; Timaru; Madras Street
International Close Date: Received all year

Study the latest accounting practices and principles and prepare to launch your career in business.

This programme is designed to enable you to perform the vital role that accounting plays across all facets of business today.

You'll investigate business software options, study up-to-date accounting principles and practices, and learn about risk management, ethics, legislation, economic dynamics, supply and demand, sustainable management and strategies for operational efficiency. HR, sales and marketing, innovation and communication are also covered.

You'll also gain a thorough grounding in financial and management accounting with options to specialise in taxation, business financing, or other aspects of the commercial world that interest you most.

Part-time up to 5 years.

* The online offering is available through TANZ eCampus.

Fees for 2023

International Fee
$21,495 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2023

NCEA Level 2 which must include: 8 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above and 14 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

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.

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 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

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

This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of business entities in accounting roles such as: finance administrator, inventory controller, accounts receivable/payable officer. You may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) recognise those students who complete the Level 5 Diploma in Business with the Accounting Strand as having the academic requirements to become a provisional member, and enter the Accounting Technician programme. To complete this process you need to apply via the CAANZ website to gain provisional membership on completion of the qualification.

Study pathways

You can further your expertise with a Bachelor of Applied Management specialising in accountancy. Credits from this diploma can be used towards the degree programme.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting Strand)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Study the latest accounting practices and principles and prepare to launch your career in business.

Information
Type Diploma
Code NZ2459
Next Starts February 2023
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Received all year
Credits 120
Level 5
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2459-ACCT

Fees for 2023

International Fee
$21,495 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2023
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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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