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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting Strand) (Level 5) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 08 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

Part-time study is available

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

Core compulsory

Core cognitive skills

  • Apply problem-solving and decision-making in operational contexts for efficient and effective performance of the entity.

Core affective skills

  • Manage own and others’ learning and performance within an operational context for efficient and effective performance of the entity.
  • Apply professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner.

Core business environment

  • Analyse the impact of internal and external environments on entities.
  • 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

  • Record and process a wide range of financial transactions.
  • Apply accounting concepts and standards to prepare financial statements and reports.
  • Prepare budgets and monitor business performance against budgets.
  • Analyse and interpret financial information to inform decision-making.
  • Apply tax rules for individuals and small businesses.
  • Determine internal controls to minimise financial risk.
  • Evaluate debtor risk and apply relevant actions to mitigate.
  • Act in accordance with the accounting profession’s Code of Ethics.

People Skills

  • Research and communicate technical financial information for a business entity’s performance.

Compulsory Papers

ACC102 Introduction to Accounting

ACC103 Accounting Practices

ACC104 Introduction to Budgeting and Taxation

ACC105 Analysis of Financial Information

COM140 Professional Communications

MAN130 Principles of Management

MAN135 Principles of Human Resource Management

MKT171 Principles of Marketing

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs is $505

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting strand) will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in accounting roles such as:

  • finance administrator,
  • inventory controller,
  • accounts receivable/payable officer. 

Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions.

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 Manager 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.

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelors’ Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

Certificate or Diploma at Level 5

  • 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
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace), b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • 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

Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.   

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelor‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  • Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management) (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management) (Level 5).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management) (Level 5) full-time over 1 year or part-time over a maximum of 5 years.

Please Note: Students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

Graduates may progress to:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Māori Business and Management) (Level 6)
  • Business qualifications at degree level
  • Relevant industry or professional qualifications at Level 6 or above.

Award of this qualification with the Accounting strand may equip graduates towards achievement of the academic requirements for CAANZ’s Accounting Technicians College.

Semester 2, 2018
NOTE: Students are required to attend both weekly sessions

Papers begin on the 9th July and run through to the 9th November (two week break from 10th - 21st September) Papers, times, locations are subject to confirmation and change

ACC102  Introduction to Accounting
Wednesday          9-11.30am          TBC      
Friday                 1-3.30pm            TBC

ACC103  Accounting Practices      
Monday               9.30-12noon        B2:32    
Thursday             9.30-12noon        B2:32

ACC104  Budgeting & Tax
Tuesday             9.30-12noon        TBC      
Friday                9.30-12noon        TBC

ACC105  Analysis for Financial Information           
Wednesday          9-11.30am          TBC      
Friday                 1-3.30pm            TBC

COM140 Professional Communication       
Tuesday              1-3.30pm            B2:32    
Thursday             1-3.30pm            B2:32

MAN130 Principles of Management          
Monday               9-11.30am          TBC      
Thursday             9-11.30am          TBC

MAN135 Principles of Human Resource Management       
Monday               1-3.30pm            B2:37
Wednesday          1-3.30pm

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