Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Management and Commerce

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Entry requirements

If you are under 20
You must have:

NCEA Level 3
14 credits at Level 3 in each of three NZQA approved university entrance subjects, and
10 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and
10 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR
package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).

If you are over 20
You must supply evidence of industry experience and/or alternative qualifications such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5).

International students
You will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. Click here for equivalent academic entry requirements by country.

English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you must provide:
New Zealand University Entrance OR
Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR
Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS (see here for NZQA proficiency table and here for list of recognised proficiency tests).
If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To develop the theory and practical application and competencies of Accounting.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Management and Commerce at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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