Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
OP720303Closed to new enrolments
If you have an undergraduate degree and want to become an accountant, this is the qualification for you.
Study type Trimester
Cost$4,640 NZ Domestic
Not including any course materials or external exam fees.
Update for new learners
OP720303 Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting is closed to new learners for enrolment in 2023.
Over the last eighteen months our staff have been working collaboratively with Te Pūkenga and staff from the other polytechnics who offer accounting courses, to prepare to move to a unified Bachelor of Accounting programme.
As a result of this work, all institutions in the network of Te Pūkenga subsidiaries, will be progressively closing current accounting courses as we prepare to offer new courses being developed for the unified programme.
The new unified accounting programme will also meet the
competencies required by the professional accounting bodies, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia.
If you are not currently enrolled in OP720303 Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and wish to complete the requirements for professional membership, please obtain an assessment from either CAANZ or CPA Australia. Then contact us to talk to a Student Advisor who will be able to suggest how you can meet the requirements.
Update for re-enrolling learners
If you are a current learner in OP720303 Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, you can continue to re-enrol as normal and complete your qualification within two years of your first enrolment.
All you need to do is complete four compulsory courses and two electives from a range of accounting, law and organisational behaviour courses.
When you complete this qualification your skills and knowledge will enhance your career opportunities. You will be able to work in a variety of financial accounting and management accounting roles across different industries in the public and private sectors.
If you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Business (Accounting major) with Open Polytechnic you are unable to enrol in this programme.
CAANZ/CPA Australia membership
If you want to become a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) or CPA Australia you need to contact them for an assessment. This will identify which courses you will need to complete to meet their entry criteria.
CAANZ membership assessment enquiry
What you will learn
When you achieve this qualification you will know about:
- advanced management accounting techniques used to plan, direct and control organisational activities
- the nature and purpose of audit and assurance and the regulatory and professional environment in which
- the theory of taxation and the main components of the New Zealand tax system.
If you don't have an undergraduate degree, and would like to pursue a career in accounting and/or management we also offer the following accounting and management qualifications:
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)