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Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

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Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

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This programme is designed for those who already have a degree with an accounting major but have not yet reached the academic requirements for associate membership of the professional bodies: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.

Subject areas include financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation and law.

At the start of the programme you can make an appointment with the Programme Coordinator to discuss your course of study.

As a graduate of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting you will:

Meet academic requirements for membership of CA ANZ (ACA or CA Colleges) and CPA and,

Be academically prepared to undertake your practical experience and professional competence components of the requirements to become a full member of CA ANZ (ACA or CA Colleges) and CPA.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

This qualification completes the academic requirements of the accounting professional bodies so you can commence your practical experience to become a chartered accountant. This will lead to a wide number of employment opportunities in professional practice, industry and the public sector.

Entry criteria


Successful completion of an appropriate degree in Accounting with an acceptable grade.


All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English Language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. English Language fluency can be verified by achievement of one of the following within the last two years:

• New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 (Academic)
• IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
• PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
• International equivalents to IELTS accepted by NZQA or successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply)

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