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Graduate Diploma in Accounting (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


MIT Manukau


Programme highlights

Every business, from start-ups to the large corporations, need accountants.

Study a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and you will have a firm grounding in the skills necessary to meet most accounting needs of any business.

You will learn both theory and practice of professional accountancy, as well as critical thinking, decision-making and analytical skills.

You will also graduate having completed a real-world accounting project, ensuring you have hands-on experience when you enter the job market.

Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the following:

Level 6

Compulsory courses (45 credits)

311.646 Intermediate Financial Accounting (15 credits)

311.647 Intermediate Management Accounting (15 credits)

311.648 Taxation in New Zealand (15 credits)

Level 7

Compulsory courses (75 credits)

311.728 Advanced Financial Accounting (15 credits)

311.729 Advanced Management Accounting (15 credits)

341.753 Industry Project Part A (15 credits)

341.754 Industry Project Part B (30 credits)

Career opportunities

A Graduate Diploma in Accounting will give you a strong grounding for a variety of roles within businesses. Accounting is also integral to almost all management positions within any company.

If you wish to become a Chartered Accountant, and you have a degree in accounting but not all the requisite knowledge, you should pursue the CAANZ/CPA Accounting pathway on the Bachelor of Applied Management instead.

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

successfully completed a bachelor's degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field or

successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a bachelor's degree) or

evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years' full-time work experience (relevant to business studies);

evidence of current knowledge of accounting at an introductory level

IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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