Accounting

71100

This online course is an introduction to the users and uses of financial information, the place of accounting in the management information system and the concepts that underpin financial accounting and financial statements and their components. 

  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 3, 16 Feb 2023
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Understand and apply accounting concepts to topical issues; identify users of financial information and discuss their information needs.
  • Account for revenue, expenses, assets, liabilities, and owners’ equity and prepare financial statements. 
  • Prepare financial statements for partnerships; understand and discuss issues relating to not-for-profit entities; discuss the components of a statement of service performance.
  • Analyse and interpret financial statements.
  • Explain the differences between management accounting and financial accounting; apply basic cost classifications.

Assessment

  • 40% internally assessed
  • 60% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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27 Feb 2023
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Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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22 Oct 2023
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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 3, 16 Feb 2023
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying