New Zealand Diploma in Business - Accounting Technician's Requirements


Qualification New Zealand Diploma in Business
Level 6
Dates

February and July

Duration

Two years full time, part time study is also available

Location Invercargill

Course Outline

Members of the College of Accounting Technicians provide paraprofessional accounting services.  This includes active involvement in middle level accounting work, assisting an accountant, office management and administration management.

To become a member you must gain, a recognised academic qualification, recognised practical experience and pass a professional competency examination.

The New Zealand Diploma in Business with an accounting major is the basis of the Accounting Technician's qualification - recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA). The equivalent two years full time relevant work experience is required.  The second years work experience must be under the guidance of a mentor and can only be counted once you have met the educational requirements. Once admitted as a member of the Accounting Technician's College, continuing professional development of 20 hours per year is necessary.

Course Content

Compulsory Papers

400 Accounting Principles

501 Accounting Practices

510 Introduction to Commercial Law

520 The Economic Environment

530 Organisation and Management

560 Business Communication

550 Business Computing

601 Financial Accounting

602 Management Accounting

 

Optional Papers

Choose two of the following:           

603 Business Finance

605 Internal Auditing

606 Taxation

and one other NZ Diploma in Business paper.

 

See New Zealand Diploma in Business for individual paper details.

Career Opportunities

Members of the College of Accounting Technicians provide paraprofessional accounting services.  This includes active involvement in middle level accounting work, assisting an accountant, office management and administration management.

 

For further information on Accounting Technicians, please contact the:

New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
PO Box 11343
Wellington
Ph:  04 474 7840

Course Timetable

Click here to download the 2013 timetable (PDF file).

Application Criteria

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
  • 50 credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of eight literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; four credits must be in reading and four 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: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects-for-university-entrance/.

or equivalent to the above.

 

Adults over the age of 20 years who do not have the minimum entry requirements may be admitted if they can satisfy the teaching institution they are capable of studying at this level and have a reasonable chance of successfully completing each paper attempted.

 

International students for whom English is a second language must also have:

  • an IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5; or
  • a TOEFL score of at least 550; or
  • any other standard achievement or measure allowed for in rules made under section 253 of the Education Act.

Satisfactory Completion

This qualification consists of 12 papers.  There is a compulsory core of seven level 4 or 5 papers and two compulsory level 6 papers.  Two of the three remaining papers must be at level 6 and must include two of: Business Finance 603, Internal Auditing 605 or Taxation 606.

 

In addition to credits for the prescribed core and optional papers, each student may include in the qualification one unspecified credit as a substitute for an optional paper.

 

This credit must arise from a programme that assesses outcomes that are not part of an approved New Zealand Diploma in Business prescription.

 

The programme must be at an appropriate level, and assess outcomes that are relevant to the New Zealand Diploma in Business objectives as described in these regulations. Any paper which is to be offered by a teaching institution for the award of an unspecified credit must meet the requirements of regulations as per NZQA. In addition, students must meet the requirements of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants for the practical component, the professional competency exam and ongoing professional development in order to gain the status as an accounting technician.

 

For further information please refer to:

New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

PO Box 11343

Wellington

Ph:  04 474 7840

 

Additional Information

To download key dates for 2014 click here




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