Open Polytechnic Diploma in Accounting

The Open Polytechnic Diploma in Accounting is made up of six New Zealand Diploma in Business courses. You need to enrol under the New Zealand Diploma in Business to study towards the achievement of this diploma. You can credit transfer a maximum of three courses from another institution or qualification.

Once you have completed this Open Polytechnic diploma, we encourage you to continue with your studies and go on to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

Qualification Update

New Students

NC5121 New Zealand Diploma in Business will close to new student enrolments on 23 October after Trimester 3 2017.

If you wish to complete the Open Polytechnic Diploma in Accounting, please apply to enrol in the New Zealand Diploma in Business in Trimester 3 before 23 October 2017. Open Polytechnic will not be taking any new student enrolments in Trimester 1, 2018.

To be awarded the Open Polytechnic Diploma in Accounting you will need to have completed all 6 courses that make up the diploma at the completion of Trimester 2, 2019. If you need help with a study plan to complete the diploma in this timeframe, please email us. Please note you will have until the end of Trimester 2 2020 to complete all 12 courses in the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

Current Students

If you were already enrolled in NC5121 New Zealand Diploma in Business prior to 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete both the Diploma in Accounting and the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

Please note, you must be enrolled in your last course/s by Trimester 2, 2019 to complete the Open Polytechnic Diploma in Accounting, and be enrolled in your last course/s by Trimester 2 2020 for the full New Zealand Diploma in Business If you need help with a study plan to complete the diploma in this timeframe,  please email us.

Study Plan

To be eligible for this diploma you must complete the following courses:

Qualification structure

Four compulsory courses

500 Accounting Principles*

501 Accounting Practices

601 Financial Accounting**

602 Management Accounting**

Plus one of:

510 Introduction to Commercial Law*

520 The Economic Environment*

530 Organisations and Management*

550 Business Computing*

560 Business Communication*

Plus one of:

603 Business Finance**

606 Taxation**

Note: Courses marked with * are core New Zealand Diploma in Business courses and courses marked ** have prerequisites.

 

How to enrol

Go to the NC5121 New Zealand Diploma in Business qualification page and enrol in your courses from there (following the qualification structure listed above).

Note: You can not enrol in all six courses at the same time. We recommend you enrol in one or two courses per Trimester, and complete your studies before re-enrolling in the next course(s) in the above study plan.

If you need any help enrolling, contact our Customer Services team