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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) Level 5 - Online

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 - Online.

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Quick info

Level: 5

Locations: Online via the TANZ eCampus platform.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

To be confirmed

Domestic Fees:*
$4,944.00 ($618.00 per course)Scholarship info

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

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

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 - Online.

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)


Equivalent academic achievement


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

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

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


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.