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Graduate Diploma in Accounting

BI1501

Course details

Summary

This programme is for those with a degree in another subject who want to progress their career into accounting.

Students will 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 completing their study, students will complete an accounting project for a real business as their final assignment.

To enrol in this programme potential students will need to demonstrate knowledge of recording and processing financial transactions using a double entry accounting system and the preparation of financial statements, as well as show an understanding of analysis and interpretation of financial statements and reports.

This qualification will not allow graduates to practice as a chartered accountant. To practice as a chartered accountant graduates 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.

What you'll learn

All modules in the Graduate Diploma in Accounting are compulsory. Students will study eight modules in total – five focused on financial and management accounting, and taxation in New Zealand, and one focused on business in the New Zealand context.

The final module – BIBM788 Professional Project – includes a work placement and research project, bringing together all that students have learnt in the classroom.​​​ This is a great experience, where students get the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents, and build networks and business relationships that can lead onto job opportunities.

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Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
BIBM602​​Intermediate Financial Accounting
6
15

BIBM500
BIBM501

 
BIBM603
Intermediate Management Accounting​
6
15

 
BIBM604Taxation in NZ
6
15
BIBM500
 
BIBM702Advanced Financial Accounting
7
15

 
BIBM703Advanced Management Accounting
7
15

 
BIBM787Professional Practice for Business Research
7
15

 
BIBM795Professional Work Placement
7
15Students must complete and pass at least two (2) level 6 modules related to their major and BIBM787 Professional Practice for Business Research; OR equivalent knowledge and skills
 
BIBM796Professional Project715Students must complete and pass at least two (2) level 6 modules related to their major and BIBM787 Professional Practice for Business Research; OR equivalent knowledge and skills 

Transfer of credit

To ensure students have the knowledge and skills to prepare 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 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 a student's individual programme of study to take any TOC’s granted into account.

More information on transfer of credit can be found here.

Applied Work Integrated Learning

Applied Work Integrated Learning (AWIL) is a formal part of the Centre for Business and Enterprise's (CBE) Bachelor of Applied Management degree and Graduate Diploma programmes.

In a business student’s final year of study they will undertake AWIL - an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a real work environment.

​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.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to:
i) have successfully completed a bachelor degree from a New Zealand Institution or an approved and accredited overseas institution; or
ii) Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a bachelor degree); or
iii) Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years full time work experience (relevant to selected field of study), as approved by the Centre Director or authorised nominee.

Selection criteria

Candidates must have 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.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success1 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

English language requirements

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.

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Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students beginning February 2020

Date: Thursday 13 February 2020
Time: 9am-11.30am
Venue: The Atrium, City Campus

Year 1 students beginning July 2020

Date: Thursday 9 July 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: The Atrium, City Campus

What you will need

Timetable information, book and equipment lists will be available at the programme induction.

Please bring pen and paper with you on your first day.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

More questions? Email business.centreadmin@wintec.ac.nz

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

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