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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting strand)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Summary

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.

The online offering is available through eCampus NZ

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.

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 2 which must include:

  • 8 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above and 14 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above

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

Alternative 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.

English Language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.0
LISTENING - 5.0

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

International close date: Received all year

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