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If you want a graduate qualification that will give you practical application in the business world, the fast-track Graduate Diploma in Accounting is it! Designed for those who already have a degree in another subject area, the Graduate Diploma in Accounting will progress your career into accounting in just one year.
Meet the accounting needs of any business and you’ll be in high demand. You’ll learn the theory and practice of accountancy, critical thinking, decision-making and business analysis. The course also includes financial reports and business tax regulations. Before you graduate, you’ll complete an accounting project for a real business as your final assignment.
To enrol in this programme you will have to demonstrate a knowledge of recording and processing financial transactions using a double entry accounting system and the preparation of financial statements, as well as an understanding of analysis and interpretation of financial statements and reports.
This qualification will not allow you to practice as a chartered accountant. To practice as a chartered accountant you must become a member of the Charted Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) or CPA Australia and undertake professional accounting training. For more information visit www.charteredaccountantsanz.com or www.cpaaustralia.com.au.
All modules in the Graduate Diploma in Accounting are compulsory. You will study eight modules in total – five focus on financial and management accounting, and taxation in New Zealand, and one focuses on business in the New Zealand context. Your final module – BIBM788 Professional Project – includes a work placement and research project, bringing together all you have learnt in the classroom.
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites|
|BIBM602||Intermediate Financial Accounting||6||15|
|BIBM603||Intermediate Management Accounting||6||15|
|BIBM604||Taxation in NZ||6||15||BIBM500|
|BIBM702||Advanced Financial Accounting||7||15|
|BIBM703||Advanced Management Accounting||7||15|
|BIBM788||Professional Project||7||30||BIBM787 and any two of the Level 6 modules listed above|
To ensure you have the knowledge and skills to prepare you for BIBM788 Professional Project, a transfer of credit (TOC) will not normally be considered for this programme. In exceptional circumstances any TOC’s will be at the discretion of the CBITE Programme Committee and will not exceed 25% of the programme. Any such consideration for TOC’s should be made no later than two weeks before the start of this programme to allow for your individual programme of study to take any TOC’s granted into account.
More information on transfer of credit
A major feature of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting is the Professional Project – a 30 credit module that is your last piece of academic work. The purpose of this module is to provide you with the opportunity to understand the complexities of a working environment and to put the theory you have learnt in the classroom into practice. The Professional Project comprises two parts – a work placement and a research project. The work placement is unpaid and can be in any area of business. We encourage you to find your own placement and will consider your paid employment as part of your placement. The research project will focus on real industry research.
Due to the limited number of industry partners, only students who achieve a B+ average will have the opportunity to work onsite in a workplace to complete their research.
Click here for more information on the Co-operative Education Project.
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.
To enrol in this programme you will have to demonstrate a knowledge of recording and processing financial transactions using a double entry accounting system and the preparation of financial statements, as well as an understanding of analysis and interpretation of financial statements and reports.Download the full programme regulations:
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Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.
While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: email@example.com.
Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.
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