Graduate Diploma in Accounting
Te Pukenga Trading As Waikato Institute of Technology
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1.1 General Academic Admission
a) Candidates are required to:
i) have successfully completed a Bachelor degree from a New Zealand Institution or an approved and accredited overseas institution; or
ii) Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor degree); or
iii) Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years full time work experience (relevant to selected field of study), as approved by the Centre Director or authorised nominee.
1.2 Selection Criteria
Candidates must have a knowledge of recording and processing financial transactions using a double entry accounting system and the preparation of financial statements, as well as an understanding of Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements and Reports.
1.3 Special Admission
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success8 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.
1.4 Provisional Entry
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant's performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.
1.5 English Language Requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) Academic score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The graduate diplomas aim to produce high quality graduates who have a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which managers operate in New Zealand and internationally, that will enable them to apply that knowledge at both organisational and strategic levels in a range of industries and organisations. On reaching the workplace, graduates will have current specialised knowledge and be able to integrate into their workplace environment quickly, having already spent time through their course of study in a work context applying the knowledge and skills of the curriculum.
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Accountancy at this level can earn:
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Data as at November 2021
Examples of related scholarships
Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship
Quota International of Auckland Inc.
Maximum value of $5,000
The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office
For: Assistance with study
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