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Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Key information

Level of study:
Graduate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
Start date: February-2022
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Complement your degree with accounting skills and experience applicable to many business situations and commercial pursuits.

Our qualification equips you with the skills and knowledge in peak demand and builds on your basic accounting skills and provides detailed study in taxation and compliance, as well as advanced financial and management accounting.

You will be capable of identifying opportunities for cost efficiencies, savings and future growth, and helping business leaders understand fiscal risk. In addition, you will also complete work experience on a business project. You will need to have current knowledge of accounting at an introductory level to enrol in this programme.

Career Opportunities

With this qualification you will have developed competencies in advanced accounting concepts relating to finance, tax, financial and management accounting. You will be eligible for support roles within chartered accountant offices, or within businesses in the public, private and not for profit sectors. This graduate diploma is also useful for strengthening your prospects when considering other business or management career positions.

Study Pathways

You can continue to study for the ACCA, or the CPA Australia Professional or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand professional pathway.

Entry criteria

A bachelor's degree in any field excluding Accounting, however some previous study in Accounting or equivalent knowledge is required.

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.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English requirement:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

  • SPEAKING – 5.5
  • READING - 5.5
  • WRITING - 5.5
  • LISTENING – 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5.0 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Qualifications - 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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