Graduate Diploma in Accounting in Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

Campus:  Invercargill

Duration: 1 year

Intake: Feb to Nov

*Fee: NZ$20,100 Per 12 months

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The motive of the course is to help people who already have a degree, or business experience, a chance to boost their skills in a particular field, without completing a degree.

This programme is best for the one who have an existing education and want to boost their accounting skills. It requires completion of Bachelor of Commerce second year pre-condition papers for both financial and management accounting.

Our faculty has a good business experience, blended with marvellous academic backgrounds and strong connections with the professions, while our courses have a strong technical and applied approach. Our faculty is motivated towards teaching and enjoy working with students of all ages.
Course Structure:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
    Minimum 45 credits must be chosen from the following list:

  • Auditing
  • Contemporary Issues
  • International Business
  • ETH360 Business Ethics
  • Applied Research Project – Accounting
    Balance of credits may be chosen from the following list:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Accounting Practices
  • Introduction to Budgeting & Taxation
  • Analysis of Financial Information
  • Business Finance
  • Accounting Information Systems
  •  Taxation
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Applied Research Project – Accounting – 30 credits (by POM or AL approval only).
    Only one level 5 papers can be included, and the Level 5 paper must be chosen before Level 6 and 7 papers.

    Career Outcomes:

    Students, after completing the course, will have skills and knowledge in specialist business area. The course gives the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge suited for employment or further study.

    Graduates can work in number of disciplines including financial accounting, financial management, corporate accounting, taxation, auditing, and business consulting in many industries.

    Satisfactory Completion:

    Every candidate looking for Graduate Diploma in Accounting is needed to follow to the satisfaction of the Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum time of one year. Each year of study comprises two 17-week semesters.

    The overall course requires 120 credits for completion of the qualification.

    Individual papers may have specific pre-conditions or other requirements, which may be needed to be satisfied by students.

    In order to get the Graduate Diploma in Accounting, the student must have credited with all papers and electives as specified in the programme schedule.

    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Candidate must have a bachelor degree.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Score of 60 is required (20 in writing)
    3. PTE required score is 50

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