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

NZ245901

This programme is delivered fully online. Watch our video to see what online study with Open Polytechnic is like.

This qualification will provide you with the skills to contribute to the achievement of business operational objectives, through the application of knowledge and skills, in an ethical and inclusive manner, in accordance with ngā kaupapa o te Tiriti o Waitangi (the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi) and in a multi-cultural environment.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    120
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    Cost
    $2,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

Career Opportunities 

Graduates of this qualification with the Accounting strand will be able to apply in- depth accounting and finance knowledge and skills to inform operational business decisions in a variety of business entities in accounting and business roles. Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions. 

Industry Recognition 

Achievement of this qualification with the Accounting strand may equip graduates to meet the academic entry requirements for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand's Accounting Technician (AT) College.  

Graduates of the Accounting strand may also seek credit recognition towards Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Accounting. 

 What you will learn 

When you achieve this qualification, you will know how to: 

  • Analyse the operational impact of internal and external environments on a business entity to inform decision-making. 
  • Apply broad knowledge of the principles and current practices of operations, accounting, marketing/sales, human resources, and risk management, to support the performance of a business entity. 
  • Contribute operationally to innovation and organisational change in a business entity. 
  • Develop and maintain operational business relationships with stakeholders to support the performance of a business entity. 
  • Apply knowledge of te Tiriti o Waitangi to analyse how the resulting bi-cultural partnership can be applied to operational business activities and relationships. 
  • Apply professional and ethical practices with integrity, in accordance with the operational environmental, social and cultural requirements of the context, and apply personal and interpersonal skills to contribute to the achievement of business operational objectives. 

 You will also learn how to: 

  • Record and process a wide range of financial transactions, including the use of appropriate dedicated accounting software. 
  • Apply tax rules for individuals and small businesses to ensure compliance. 
  • Apply accounting concepts and standards to prepare financial statements and reports. 
  • Interpret and communicate financial and non-financial information to a variety of internal and external stakeholders to assist them in making decisions. 
  • Prepare and communicate budgets to internal stakeholders and monitor the business's performance against them. 
  • Evaluate financial and business risk of an entity and identify the internal controls that could be applied to minimise or mitigate the risk. 
  • Act in accordance with the accounting profession's Code of Ethics. 
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    120
  •  
    Cost
    $2,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan