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Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Level 7

Upskill to become a professional accountant and help organisational leaders make smart financial decisions with UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

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Quick info

Level: 7

Locations: Palmerston North

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Dates:
23 Jul 2018 - 28 Jun 2019

Domestic Fees:*
$5,993.00Scholarship info

International Fees:*
$19,239.00

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Accountants provide a valuable service to organisations and businesses - recording business transactions, preparing financial statements and reports, and helping management with strategic planning.

UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Accounting course will give you the expertise to manage financial information and the skills to create and implement financial strategies. You'll also gain real-world experience by working with a local business/organisation on a project.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Management accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Operations and production management

Course Information

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Taxation in New Zealand
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Industry Project*

 

* This course contains 30 Total Supervised Hours as per the course descriptor

Industry Connections

The Graduate Diploma is well supported by industry and this strong industry involvement means that students are able to apply their knowledge and skills and develop an analytical approach to real world problems and issues.

Domestic Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree in any field excluding Accounting

or

Alternative:
Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree) or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. 3 - 5 years full time work experience [relevant to business studies].

International Entry Requirements

Places are available to international students on a full fee basis. 

In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants.

English language proficiency
International student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5. UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.


Under 20 years of age
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply.

Advice & Guidance

The Industry Project is the capstone of the Graduate Diplomas, which students complete in their final semester of study. Students will be required to apply their knowledge and skill to a workplace issue and will reflect on their learning experience through this application. They prepare for full-time work through professional practice components completed during the project.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.

Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.

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