What will I learn?

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.

Career Options

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

Qualification Gained

Northland Polytechnic Graduate Diploma in Accounting

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting can be used to study the academic requirements for NZICA (Whangarei) and CPA (Whangarei) programmes.

Study options

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
NZ $18,720 for the entire course
Start date

17 February 2020



Whangarei Campus,

51 Raumanga Valley Road,



0110, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must prove their English Proficiency.

For international students

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.

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE), TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18), NZCEL Level 4 with the Academic endorsement, PToE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

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