Course details

Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Level 7)
NZQF Level 7

About the course

If you have an undergraduate degree and want to become an accountant, this is the qualification for you.

All you need to do is complete four compulsory courses and two electives from a range of accounting, law and organisational behaviour courses.

When you complete this qualification your skills and knowledge will enhance your career opportunities. You will be able to work in a variety of financial accounting and management accounting roles across different industries in the public and private sectors.

If you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Business (Accounting major) with Open Polytechnic you are unable to enrol in this programme.

About the provider

Open Polytechnic is New Zealand's leader in online and distance learning.

What’s our distance learning difference? It’s the almost 30,000 students who join us each year to study and achieve their career and personal goals.

It’s Open Polytechnic being New Zealand’s specialist distance learning provider for over 70 years. 


All our students study by distance.

Distance learning is what we do.


Our programmes are designed exclusively for distance learning. Our online courses include a range of rich content to engage you – readings, videos, interactive elements, case studies, quizzes and activities, and forums.


Our academic staff are experts at teaching by distance learning. It’s what they do.

They will be with you every step of the way to encourage you, and ensure you understand the course content. They will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need, so that you can succeed.


If you need other support or help, we’ve got a range of people here for you. 

With Open Polytechnic, you’re not alone.

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