Note: This programme no longer available to new students, and enrollments for this programme have stopped.

Instead you might want to consider one of these similar programmes offered by Aspire2 International:
> Diploma in Technology Management
> Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

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Diploma in Accounting
Level 7

Love managerial accounting, audit and assurance, payroll software and taxation? Carve a career in New Zealand with our one-year Diploma in Accounting. You’ll learn all about the New Zealand accounting environment and gain the perfect building blocks for employment or further studies in professional accountancy.


This programme sets you up with the practical accounting skills small and medium sized New Zealand businesses are crying out for. Learn to prepare GST returns, PAYE and income tax returns, become proficient in MYOB, Xero, and Payroll systems, and master Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Launch your accounting career with this NZQA accredited qualification and make a positive contribution to economic growth.

Core modules

  • Small business accounting
  • Cost and management accounting
  • Financial accounting
  • Taxation
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial management
  • MYOB, Xero, and Payroll accounting software

On completion of this programme, graduates will have the skills required to integrate well into New Zealand organisations and contribute confidently within a range of organisational frameworks and functions. They will be able to:

  • Illustrate the ability to use accounting software for businesses and payroll software in the work place
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of concepts, academic theories and models underpinning managerial accounting, financial accounting taxation, audit and assurance, and financial management
  • Think critically and systematically about business problems and issues and propose solutions
  • Analyse and make recommendations in respect of business financial issues and submission of capital investment reports.

Graduates may progress to pursing an accountancy professional body membership in New Zealand or pursue an ACCA professional qualification.
Graduates may undertake further study towards degree and other programmes across a number of business disciplines.

Applicants must have successfully completed a Diploma programme of at least Level 6, or have a bachelor degree or an overseas equivalent in accounting.

International students

If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must be 18 years of age or older

English language requirement

    provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5
  • Pearson Academic Test
    have a Pearson Academic Test score of 50 and above with no individual band score less than 42
  • LanguageCert
    have a C1 Expert Test PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill
  • Tuition : $17250
  • Resource : $1750
  • Registration : $250
  • Insurance (14 months) : $550
  • Bank fee : $50

Total : $19850

If you are ready to take the next step, click here to go to the online application form.
A friendly Aspire2 International representative will contact you with two working days,
to answer any questions you might have.

Talk soon!

Level 7
120 credits
1 academic year
Auckland, Christchurch


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