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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) Level 5

Level 5

Develop your accounting skills and learn what it takes to succeed in the New Zealand business sector with UCOL’s New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5).

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Quick info

Level: 5

Locations: Palmerston North, Whanganui and online with TANZ eCampus

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Dates:
Palmerston North
19 Feb 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
23 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2019

Whanganui
19 Feb 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

Domestic Fees:*
$5,031.00Scholarship info

Find out if you're eligible for fees-free study

International Fees:*
$18,959.00

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* 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.

Contribute to the strategic objectives of any organisation by applying the skills learnt in UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5).

The business studies course offers you the opportunity to learn a wide range of business and accounting skills and knowledge that will enable you to move into accounting technician roles.  The programme will qualify you to gain the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) Accounting Technician (AT) designation.

In just one year, you will gain an industry-valued business qualification that will also serve as an ideal stepping stone for further business degree studies. This diploma provides one year of credit toward UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Management degree which includes a Chartered Accounting pathway major.

 Career & Study Outcomes

On completion of this programme you will be ready to take on a range of careers and will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in roles such as:

  • Accounting technician
  • Accounts assistant
  • Payroll administrator
  • Accounts payable administrator
  • Finance administrator 
To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Managers.


Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

 Industry Connections

  • Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) 
  • New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) 
  • Toyota NZ 
  • Central Economic Development Agency 
  • Morrison Creed Chartered Accountants 
UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Business 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

NCEA Level 3 (including 10 Literacy Credits at Level 2 and 10 Numeracy Credits at Level 1)

OR

Equivalent academic achievement

OR

On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

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 5.5 with no band score lower than 5. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre

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

UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5) comprises 120 credits.

 Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 249 of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to provide it under section 250 of the Act.

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