Graduate Diploma in Accounting in Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 1 year

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee: $20,090+ $500 text book costs per year

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Accounting skills can be used in many areas of the world. With our qualification hone these skills to build a career in accounting and finance.

Our course will provide you with the skills that are in demand and provide detailed study in taxation and compliance, as well as advanced financial and management accounting.

You will be able to identifying opportunities for cost efficiencies, savings and future growth, and assisting business leaders understand fiscal risk. Moreover, you will complete work experience on a business project. You will need to have recent knowledge of accounting at an introductory level to enrol in this programme.

Course Structure:

To complete this you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year.

Career Outcomes:

With this you will have capabilities in advanced accounting concepts linked to finance, tax, financial and management accounting. You will be eligible for support functions within chartered accountant offices, or within businesses in the public, private and not for profit sectors. This is also useful for increasing your prospects when considering other business or management career positions.

Further Study Options:

You can further study for the ACCA, or the CPA Australia Professional or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand professional pathway.

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility:

Candidate must have a bachelor degree in Commerce.

English language proficiency score:

  1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 6.0
  2. TOEFL Score of 70 is required (21 in writing)
  3. PTE required score is 54

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