Graduate Diploma in Accounting

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COVID-19 Alert Level 1 - For Semester 2, campus facilities will fully reopen as it was pre-COVID.

About this programme

This programme builds on basic accounting knowledge and includes financial and management accounting, taxation, advanced financial and management accounting and an industry project. Graduates will develop competencies in advanced accounting concepts relating to finance, tax, financial and management accounting.

Please confirm with CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand regarding any further courses that may be required for this diploma if you wish to obtain a professional accounting designation.

Courses in this programme

Compulsory Courses Level Credits
AMFA700 - Advanced Financial Accounting 7 15
AMMA700 - Advanced Management Accounting 7 15
AMIP700 - Industry Project 7 45
Elective Courses – Choose THREE Level Credits
AMFA601 - Intermediate Financial Accounting 6 15
AMMA602 - Intermediate Management Accounting 6 15
AMTX606 - Taxation in New Zealand 6 15
AMCL510 - Commercial Law 5 15
AMLO609 - Leadership in Organisations 6 15
AMIF603 - Introduction to Finance 6 15
AMAA600 - Auditing and Assurance 6 15

Additional Costs

Programme-related Costs: $800 ($100.00 per paper for textbooks and stationery)

Career Options

Career opportunities include positions in the public, private and not for profit sectors in accounting roles.

Admission Information

Applicants for whom English is not their first language require a minimum IELTS score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or NZCEL Level 4 (Academic).

Academic Entry Requirements: 3-year degree or equivalent from approved institution. 

To undertake this programme there is a pre-requisite of Accounting Principles and Accounting Practices. This could be done as a bridging course. This will have an effect of lengthening the course and increasing the cost as it would then be a 9 paper qualification.

Qualification Gained

Northland Polytechnic Graduate Diploma in Accounting

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting can be used to study the academic requirements for CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand programmes.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time/Part time


18 months full time

Start Dates

Whangarei: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $5,746.74

Student levy may apply

International: $18,720.00

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