Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy

Unitec New Zealand Limited

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1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The GDipProfAcc allows degree graduates to pursue a significant body of study at an advanced undergraduate level. It aims to prepare graduates who can:
use significant accounting knowledge at an advanced level with an appreciation of current issues and debates in the field of accounting
meet the academic requirements for admission to a professional accounting body
carry out accounting work in accordance with relevant technical and professional standards
critically analyse and solve financial problems with view to the wider implications for business
enhance their professional development through self directed learning and study, gaining additional skills and practical experience to enhance their accounting qualifications be able to utilise technology effectively to manage business information.
be confident learners able to engage in self directed learning and advanced study and demonstrate the capacity for life-long learning.
be able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.

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The combination of the compulsory and elective courses makes for coherent programmes.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A recognised degree, a professional qualification in a relevant discipline or the ability to demonstrate competencies equivalent to the above and English language requirements or relevant and equivalent qualifications, special and discretionary admission also accepted.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,211 $6,211
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,500 $6,500
Total $12,710 $12,710

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $55,502
Earnings range $46,125 - $64,730
In employment 87%
In further study 3%
On a benefit 1%

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Scholarship information

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Te Mana o te Awa: Tertiary Scholarships A4

Provided by:

Te Mana o Te Awa o Whanganui



$3,000.00 each

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Lake Taupo Charitable Trust Education Grants

Provided by:

Lake Taupo Charitable Trust



Determined by Trustees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905

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