Graduate Diploma (Grad Dip) in Accounting in The University of Waikato

Last Updated on April 20, 2021 by West Highlander

The University of Waikato

Campus: Hamilton

Duration: 1 year

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee: $24,425-$35,700 per year

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Studying a graduate diploma helps you in development of skills in chosen area which will make you to undertake a new career or further study.

Graduate diplomas are determined to provide the equivalent of a major in a subject area that is different to first degree’s major. You may be acceptable if you haven’t studied for a degree before if you can deliver an interest in the subject area and a satisfactory academic capability.

Candidates must have 120 points at 100 levels or above, that must include at least 75 points at 300 level or above, in the Graduate Diploma subjects.


Accounting is a getaway to work with audience to help them to grow their businesses. With accounting you’ll learn the techniques you need to become a business adviser and make planned financial decisions for industries. An education in accounting can take you into all kinds of fields, such as manufacturing or agribusiness.

Accountants have attractive salary packages and are in great demand any country. They work in high-level management roles where knowledge in control in finance, decision making, legal compliance and leadership are important.

In this, you’ll learn to make financial records to perform with professional reporting standards, and have an understanding of taxation and commercial laws that apply to industries.

By doing this course, you can meet the academic needs to join either Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or CPA Australia.

Career Outcomes:

  • Auditor
  • Chief financial officer
  • Company accountant
  • Financial accountant/controller
  • Tax accountant and many more.
    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Candidate must have a bachelor degree in Commerce.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.0
    2. TOEFL Score of 90 is required (22 in writing)
    3. PTE required score is 65

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