Qualification
Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Level 7)


Qualification code OP720303

If you have an undergraduate degree and want to become an accountant, this is the qualification for you. 

All you need to do is complete four compulsory courses and two electives from a range of accounting, law and organisational behaviour courses.

If you wish to become a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand you need to contact them for an assessment to identify which courses you will need to complete to meet their entry criteria.

If you are already enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Level 7) then you can complete your study under the new structure or click here to go to the original Diploma structure.

For more information view the brochure below or request a brochure to be sent to you.

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  • Level 7  
    Credits 120 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $4,380 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

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
    it operates
  • the theory of taxation and the main components of the New Zealand tax system.

Career opportunities

Your additional skills and knowledge will enhance your career opportunities. This may include a wide variety of financial accounting and management accounting roles across different industries in both the public and private sectors.

Study pathways

We also offer the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Management) if you do not have an undergraduate degree and would like to pursue a career in accounting and/or management.

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) page
Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Management) page

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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