Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Level 7) in Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology

Campus: Manukau

Duration: 1 year

Intake: Feb, May, July and Oct

*Fee: NZD$21,000 (approx.)

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This diploma has been introduced to help you for provisional membership of the College of Chartered Accountants of CAANZ or CPA Australia. This course helps you to start the practical journey and professional competence components needed to become a full member of these professional accounting entities.

Career Outcomes:

Roles include:

Financial planner, auditor, chief financial officer, advisory consultant, chief executive officer, tax specialist, forensic accountant and more.

Course Requirements:

Complete 120 credits to graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting. At least of five courses must be at level 7.

Choose one of the following electives:

Choice 1

Five papers at Level 7 and three papers at Level 6


Choice 2

Five papers at level 7, two papers at level 6 and one paper at level 5.


Level 5

  • Business Statistical Analysis
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Accounting Practices
  • Commercial Law
  • Economics
  • Management
    Level 6

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Taxation in New Zealand
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • The Law of Business Entities
  • Accounting Information Systems
    Level 7

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
    Other programs can be selected from the Bachelor of Applied Management to make up 120 credits if essential.

    Further Study Option:

    Master of Business Administration

    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 (18 in writing)
    3. PTE required score is 50

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