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Accounting courses

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Graduate Diploma In Accounting

  • Duration : 1 Year
  • Intake : Feb,July
  • Level : Undergraduate Diploma
  • Tuition & fees : $ 20,090 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 60
  • PTE : 0


About this course

Complement your degree with accountany skills and experience applicable to many business situations and commercial pursuits.

Our qualification equips you with the skills and knowledge in peak demand and builds on your basic accounting skills and provides detailed study in taxation and compliance, as well as advanced financial and management accounting.

You will be capable of identifying opportunities for cost efficiencies, savings and future growth, and helping business leaders understand fiscal risk. In addition, you will also complete work experience on a business project. You will need to have current knowledge of accounting at an introductory level to enrol in this programme.

Career opportunities

With this qualification you will have developed competencies in advanced accounting concepts relating to finance, tax, financial and management accounting. You will be eligible for support roles within chartered accountant offices, or within businesses in the public, private and not for profit sectors. This graduate diploma is also useful for strengthening your prospects when considering other business or management career positions.

Study pathways

You can continue to study for the ACCA, or the CPA Australia Professional or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand professional pathway.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics

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 :

$ 20,090

Total

$ 20,090

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