New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5)

40 Weeks
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Gain the knowledge and confidence in all aspects of business management – including accounting!

Become the numbers guru.

Gain the knowledge and confidence needed to advance your career you need to have a great grasp of all aspects of business management – including accounting!

You can gain that skill and knowledge to ensure you are meeting all the necessary financial requirements.

Who is this for?

If you are already carving out your career path in the corporate sector and you need additional skills, then undertaking the New Zealand Diploma in Business could be the answer.

What you will learn

  • Accounting knowledge: If you want to contribute at a more senior level within your work environment, you need to have a sound understanding of the technical components of accounting.  You will learn how to record and process a wide range of financial transactions and apply the correct accounting standards when preparing financial statements and reports.
  • Minimise business risk: Having the right knowledge to minimise business risk is essential when operating within a leadership role. This expertise is even more important when it applies to the financial area of a business. You need to understand the internal and external controls and processes that are required within a business to minimise risk as well as full knowledge of legal and professional requirements.
  • Make informed decisions: Effective, informed and accurate decision making is a core requirement. You need to be able to analyse and interpret financial information accurately and with confidence to make informed decisions, prepare budgets and monitor performance.  The right knowledge will give you that confidence.
  • Accounting professions code of ethics: Trusted roles within a business generally have a professional body that oversees member behaviour and practice. The code of ethics provides an important and informed guide about what is and what isn’t acceptable business behaviour.

Courses in this programme

Compulsory courses

  • NZB501 Organisations in a New Zealand Context
  • NZB502 Business Environments
  • NZB503 Business Functions
  • NZB504 Understanding Change

Accounting Strand

  • NZB509 Introduction to Accounting and Taxation
  • NZB510 Applied Accounting
  • NZB511Analysis of Financial Information
  • NZB512 Budgets for Planning and Control

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants must have:

  • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and
  • Fifty credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing; and
  • The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at Literacy requirements for University Entrance.

or equivalent to the above, or New Zealand University Entrance.

English requirements
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those applicants for whom English is not a first language must have:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 issued within the last two years, with not less than 5.5 in any category; or
  • A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 60 in the computer-based test (with a writing score of 20), or at least 550 in the paper-based test (with an essay score of 5 TWE), issued in the last two years; or
  • A qualification equivalent to the above; or
  • Complete two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieve either NCEA Level 3 or New Zealand University Entrance or both.

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This programme is not open to international students.
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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5)
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Additional Information

Courses

People who want to study business for professional development purposes can now choose to select individual papers/courses to suit your needs. On successful completion of a paper/course you will gain a Certificate of Proficiency.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

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