New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting strand) in Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch Campus

Duration: 1 year

Intake:  February and July

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

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Learn all new accounting skills and techniques and make your career in business.

The course will help you to play the important role that accounting shows across all sides of business.

You will be able to learn new business software choices, new accounting skills and about risk management, conducts, dynamics of economics, supply and demand, sustainable management and strategies for operational efficiency. It also involves HR, sales and marketing, innovation and communication.

Moreover, you can access financial and management accounting options to purse in taxation, business financing, or other choices of the world that attract you the most.

Course structure:

In order to complete this Diploma you need to complete at least sum of 120 credits. To become a full time student you are required to manage assignment of 120 credits per year. We assist you to talk with us in order to make sure that you choose options that benefit your career.

Career Outcomes:

This Diploma will provide you with the skills that will be required to operate in number of business bodies that will involve accounting roles such as: finance administrator, inventory controller, accounts receivable/payable officer.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) admit the students who finish the Level 5 Diploma in Business with the Accounting Strand as having the academic needs to become a transitional member, and enter the Accounting Technician course. To sum up this procedure you are required to apply via the CAANZ website to have provisional membership on achievement of the qualification.

Further study options:

After completion of diploma, you can further, go for Bachelor of Applied Management specialising in accountancy. The diploma can be used towards the higher studies.

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility:

Students are required to complete 10+2 commerce, 10+2 Arts with Maths and economics.

English language proficiency score:

  1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5

Speaking, Reading, Writing and listening score required is 5.5

  1. TOEFL Score of 60 is required with a writing score of 18

PTE required score is 50

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