Course details

Graduate Diploma in Accounting
NZQF Level 7

About the course

This programme is for those with a degree in another subject who want to progress their career into accounting. Students will learn the theory and practice of accountancy, critical thinking, decision-making, and business analysis. The course also includes financial reports and business tax regulations. Before completing their study, students will complete an accounting project for a real business as their final assignment. To enrol in this programme potential students will need to demonstrate knowledge of recording and processing financial transactions using a double entry accounting system and the preparation of financial statements, as well as show an understanding of analysis and interpretation of financial statements and reports. This qualification will not allow graduates to practice as a chartered accountant. To practice as a chartered accountant graduates must become a member of the Charted Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) or CPA Australia and undertake professional accounting training. For more information visit www.charteredaccountantsanz.com or www.cpaaustralia.com.au.

Entry requirements

A degree conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution A New Zealand Qualification Authority recognised degree from an overseas tertiary institution Demonstration of equivalent practical, professional or educational experiences which may include other qualifications at Level 6 and Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework. Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent. To enrol in this programme you will have to demonstrate 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.

About the provider

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs). With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region. At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

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