Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

OP720303

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

  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    120
  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $4,516 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan

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.

 

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. 

Study pathways

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:

  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    120
  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $4,516 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan