What will I learn?

Are you organized, good with numbers and like doing puzzles? The New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) - Accounting Strand will help you understand the business industry and its functions within an organisation. You will learn essential business skills in strategic planning, operations, communications, problem-solving, analytical thinking while focusing on core business accounting practices. This qualification will prepare you for the business industry and help you navigate the world of Accounting.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

Core compulsory

Core knowledge and skills

  • Determine and develop the business entity’s strategic objectives
  • Apply knowledge of the principles and practices of operations, management accounting, sales/marketing, Human Resources (HR) and risk management, for the strategic objectives of the entity
  • Contribute at strategic levels to innovation and organisational change

Core people skills

  • Research, evaluate, and communicate information for entity’s performance
  • Develop and maintain strategic business relationships with stakeholders for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Core cognitive skills

  • Apply analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve complex situations and challenges for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Core affective skills

  • Model professional, ethical, and socially and culturally appropriate behaviour
  • Motivate and develop self and others to improve employee engagement and productivity

Core business environment

  • Develop strategies for managing the impact of external environments on the entity and the effect on the entity’s performance
  • Analyse how the origin and nature of the bi-cultural partnership (as embedded in the Treaty of Waitangi) can be applied to business activities and relationships

Accounting strand

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Prepare and present general or special purpose financial reports for companies, including accounting policies and notes, with reference to accounting standards or the Special Purpose Framework for For-Profit Entities
  • Evaluate and use management accounting information for decision-making and problem-solving within a broad range of contexts
  • Integrate business finance techniques for strategic planning, measuring, and controlling business operations
  • Evaluate and use accounting information systems to solve business problems
  • Apply tax rules to a range of NZ entities in a range of situations, including tax planning considerations
  • Review critically, analyse and interpret financial and non-financial information to inform strategic decision making
  • Model behaviour in accordance with the accounting profession’s Code of Ethics

People skills

  • Research, evaluate, and communicate complex financial information for the entity’s performance

Satisfactory Completion:

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) and be awarded this qualification for the Accounting Strand programme, the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) with strands in Accounting.
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting) Level 6 full-time over one year or part-time over two years

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$14,000.00 (US$ 9,395) per year
Resource fee: NZ $2,000.
Start date

To be confirmed

Venue

Southern Institute of Technology

Invercargill Campus,

133 Tay Street,

INVERCARGILL,

Invercargill Central,

9810, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma with a C grade average up to grade 12 level. IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill; Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band.

For international students

It is recommended that all applicants should complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting) (Level 5) prior to application for this programme, alongside the following criteria:

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of 4 years secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in each of four approved subjects

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme (e.g. Record of Learning or Curriculum Vitae). They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Leader as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination -B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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