Course Overview

Employers are looking for skilled and adaptable students who can keep up with technological developments.

Start studying towards a career in accounting starting with the first step towards becoming a chartered accountant.

You'll gain practical skills using real-life situations for processing financial transactions, applying accounting concepts to financial statements and reports, preparing budgets and monitoring business performance, financial decision making, application of tax rules to small business and individuals, evaluating and determining financial risk and act in accordance with the accounting profession’s Code of Ethics.

Through the KPMG Junior Accountant Programme, you could apply for a junior accounting role with KPMG and study through Toi Ohomai, starting with the NZ Diploma in Business (Level 5).

Once you complete your New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting), you can continue study and gain your certification to be a Chartered Accountant by completing the CPA approved Bachelor of Accounting. 

This course is offered through a combination of on-campus tutorials, online activities and self-directed learning. 

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5)
Locations Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatāne
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Study face-to-face on campus at set times

Part-time study available

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $6,248 for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

  • Accounting Technician
  • Analyst
  • Business Banker
  • Office Manager
  • Finance Manager

Topics you'll cover

  • Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context
  • Business Functions
  • Business Environments
  • Change and Innovation
  • Introduction to Accounting and Taxation
  • Applied Accounting
  • Analysis of Financial Information
  • Budgets for Planning and Control

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $6,248 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on the date the course starts.

For domestic applicants under the age of 20 will need:

  • NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, OR
  • Successful completion of an approved qualification at Level 3 or above with a relevant pathway

If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.

Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

An IELTS score of 5.5 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.0 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now
Whakatāne Whakatāne Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Study face-to-face on campus at set times
  • Part-time study available

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