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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) (Accounting Strand) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 08 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time or

Two years part-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • Provide New Zealand business entities with people who have general and specialised business knowledge and skills than can be applied in a range of strategic roles
  • Graduates will benefit New Zealand business entities by contributing to the achievement of entities’ strategic objectives, through the application of knowledge and skills, in an ethical manner, in a bi- and multi-cultural environment
  • In addition, graduates will have specialised knowledge and skills for application in strategic roles in New Zealand business entities

ACC201 Financial Accounting

ACC202 Management Accounting

ACC203 Business Finance

ACC204 Accounting Information Systems

ACC206 Taxation

MKT275 Marketing Management

MAN232 Operations Management

MAN233 Human Resource Management

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs is $505
  • International fees can be found here.

    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

    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 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:

    Diploma at Level 6 

     

    • 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

    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 (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

    (Please Note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement).

     

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