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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting Strand)

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
Start date: Expected July-2020
Campus:
Southern Institute of Technology
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Summary

Core cognitive skills

  • Apply problem-solving and decision-making in operational contexts for efficient and effective performance of the entity.

Core affective skills

  • Manage own and others’ learning and performance within an operational context for efficient and effective performance of the entity.
  • Apply professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner.

Core business environment

  • Analyse the impact of internal and external environments on entities.
  • Analyse how the origin and nature of the bi-cultural partnership (as embedded in the Treaty of Waitangi) can be applied to business activities and relationships.

Accounting Strand

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Record and process a wide range of financial transactions.
  • Apply accounting concepts and standards to prepare financial statements and reports.
  • Prepare budgets and monitor business performance against budgets.
  • Analyse and interpret financial information to inform decision-making.
  • Apply tax rules for individuals and small businesses.
  • Determine internal controls to minimise financial risk.
  • Evaluate debtor risk and apply relevant actions to mitigate.
  • Act in accordance with the accounting profession’s Code of Ethics.

People Skills

  • Research and communicate technical financial information for a business entity’s performance.

Compulsory Papers

  • ACC102 Introduction to Accounting
  • ACC103 Accounting Practices
  • ACC104 Introduction to Budgeting and Taxation
  • ACC105 Analysis of Financial Information
  • COM140 Professional Communications
  • MAN130 Principles of Management
  • MAN135 Principles of Human Resource Management
  • MKT171 Principles of Marketing

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting strand) will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in accounting roles such as:

  • finance administrator,
  • inventory controller,
  • accounts receivable/payable officer.

Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions.

Qualification Pathways

Graduates may progress to:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and M?ori Business and Management) (Level 6)
  • Business qualifications at degree level
  • Relevant industry or professional qualifications at Level 6 or above.

Award of this qualification with the Accounting strand may equip graduates towards achievement of the academic requirements for CAANZ’s Accounting Technicians College.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management) (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management) (Level 5).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management) (Level 5) full-time over 1 year or part-time over a maximum of 5 years.

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand Year 12. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of 4 years secondary education.

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme (e.g. Record of Learning, or Curriculum Vitae). They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

  • Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or
  • IELTS General or Academic Score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • 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 Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill. OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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