Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

Manukau Institute of Technology

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1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is designed to satisfy the completion of the academic requirements for applicants seeking to become Chartered Accountants with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) or to become Certified Practising Accountants with CPA Australia.
The academic requirements to become a Chartered Accountant with NZICA (CAANZ) or a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia involve the completion of three years of degree level study amounting to 360 credits. There is also a requirement that a body of knowledge defined in the terms of learning outcomes for ten topics (see Appendix 8) are also completed. Although the current Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting major) satisfies these requirements, there are some students either from overseas or who have completed degrees in New Zealand, who have not completed all the learning outcomes required in order to continue on to become a Chartered Accountant and/or a Certified Practising Accountant. The aim of this programme is to meet their study requirements.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must have Successfully completed a bachelor's degree and have basic accounting knowledge.AND Evidence of current knowledge ofAccounting at an introductory level.AND Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taughtand assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English will berequired to provide evidence of an overall IELTS(Academic) band score of 6.0 (withno score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent. Note: Students may need to complete more than one year of study (120 credits) in order to meet pre-requisite requirements for the level 6 and/or level 7 courses and to fully meet the body of knowledge requirements of the professional accounting bodies.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,495 $6,495
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,770 $6,770
Total $13,265 $13,265

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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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701

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