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Accounting courses

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Bachelor Of Applied Management (accounting - Aca Pathway)

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Feb,July
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 18,770 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 60
  • PTE : 0


About this course

Move up from accounting technician level and prepare for chartered accountant status.

With our practical, experience-based approach you'll be prepared to move into the professional accounting environment.

You'll gain advanced knowledge in computing, commercial law, economics, marketing and management within a business context, as well as communication, business, heritage, culture and sustainability.

To obtain Chartered Accountant status you must also complete three years of approved employment. Approved employment is recognised when you are:

  • working in a relevant accounting role with an approved or recognised training employer
  • working for at least 17.5 hours per week for a period of three months or longer
  • under the guidance of a recognised mentor

Career opportunities

Associated chartered accountants are well placed within the profession to work for chartered accountants in public practice, as financial and business analysts or advisors, and in management roles.

Study pathways

Go on to complete the professional requirements for full NZICA ACA membership or undertake further study towards one of our graduate diplomas.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Computing/ ICT

Ara Institute of Canterbury Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (2 Courses) 2 Year - 3 Year NZD 20860 - NZD 21280
Science (1 Courses) 1 year NZD 21280
Arts (1 Courses) 3 year NZD 21280
Hospitality & Tourism (3 Courses) 1 Year - 2 Year NZD 19150 - NZD 19500
Information Technology (IT) (1 Courses) 1 year NZD 19630
Banking & Finance (1 Courses) 1 year NZD 19500
Management (6 Courses) 1 year NZD 18400 - NZD 20090

New Zealand Living Expenses

In addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage and entertainment. No matter what your tuition or course fee is, the average living expense will be same for everyone. Please note that these amounts are just recommendations, Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.

General expenses Cost
(in NZ dollars)
Rent (per month) $800–$950
Groceries (per week) $100–$150
Gym membership (per year) $300
Entertainment (per week) $50
Milk (per litre) $3
Coca Cola (per can) $2
Cup of Coffee $3–$5
Lunch from University food hall or campus café $7–$12
Local calls made from a cell-phone $0.50–$1.50
Taxi - 5 km ride $10–$12
Movie ticket $10–$14
Visit to doctor $45–$85
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 18,770

Total

$ 18,770

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