Upskill to become a professional accountant and help organisational leaders make smart financial decisions with UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Accounting.
Locations: Palmerston North
Duration: 1 year, full-time
Dates:23 Jul 2018 - 28 Jun 2019
Domestic Fees:*$5,993.00Scholarship info
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.
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.
UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Accounting comprises six compulsory courses, each worth 15 credits (except for Industry Project B which is worth 30 credits) as follows:
Level 6 courses
Level 7 courses
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.
A bachelor's degree in any field excluding Accounting
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].
For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.
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 proficiencyInternational 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.
UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Accounting comprises 120 credits.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
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.