Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting


Closed to new enrolments

If you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Business (Accounting major) with Open Polytechnic you are unable to enrol in this programme.


Entry requirements

To enrol in this programme you need to have a Bachelor degree.

If you have a non-business Bachelor degree you may be required to complete some pre-requisite courses before being admitted to the programme.


English language requirements

International students must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Domestic students for whom English or Māori is not their first language must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.


Credit recognition

Credit recognition may not exceed two thirds of the programme. Cross credit to Level 7 courses will not normally be awarded.


International students and domestic students living overseas

You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you’re living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit. 

You can also study this programme if you’re a New Zealand citizen living overseas.


Computer and internet requirements

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme 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.