Graduate Certificate in Professional Accountancy

Unitec New Zealand Limited

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Entry requirements

All applicants must have:

1. a recognised degree, 2. a professional qualification in a relevant discipline, OR 3. the ability to demonstrate competencies equivalent to a graduate from qualifications 1 or 2.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The GCertProfAcc allows degree graduates to pursue a further body of study at an advanced undergraduate level. The GCertProfAcc aims to prepare graduates who can:
use 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 a view to the wider implications for business
The programme aim for the GCertProfAcc is distinct from the aim of the GDipProfAcc in that the GDipProfAcc covers a more significant body of knowledge, and students have greater flexibility to develop additional skills and knowledge with the elective structure. Only in the GDipProfAcc programme do students have the option to select the Industry Based Learning course.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Accountancy at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

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Unitec Study Grants

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Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Tressa Thomas Retraining Award

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Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust - Manager




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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

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

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