Graduate Diploma in Professional 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 those who have the equivalent accounting study up to the second year of the Bachelor of Commerce.

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.

Career Outcomes:

Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting will have developed skills and knowledge in that specialist business area.

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.

Necessary papers:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
    Elective Papers:

    Minimum 45 credits must be chosen from the list:

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

  • Business Finance
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Taxation
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Candidate must have a bachelor degree.

    English language proficiency score: