You can be the numbers guru!
If finance and accounting aren’t your core strengths, then it can sometimes be a challenge contributing at a senior level within an organisation. To gain the knowledge and confidence needed to advance your career you need to have a great grasp of all aspects of business management – including accounting!
You can gain that skill and knowledge to ensure you are meeting all the necessary financial requirements.
Who is this for?
If you are already charging forward with your career path in the corporate sector but you need additional accounting skills to round out your knowledge or perhaps you are already operating in a finance role but want to formalise your skills. Then undertaking the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) could be the answer.
To complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5) you are required to complete the following courses:
- Analysis of Financial Information
- Applied Accounting
- Budgets for Planning and Control
- Introduction to Accounting and Taxation
- Understanding Change
- Business Functions
- Business Environments
- Organisations in a New Zealand Context
If an individual course is of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification. Please speak to one of our advisors for more information on 0800 328 269.
Benefits to you
Gain the accounting technical knowledge you need
If you want to contribute at a more senior level within your work environment, you need to have a sound understanding of the technical components of accounting. You will learn how to record and process a wide range of financial transactions and apply the correct accounting standards when preparing financial statements and reports.
Minimise business risk
Having the right knowledge to minimise business risk is essential when operating within a leadership role. This expertise is even more important when it applies to the financial area of a business. You need to understand the internal and external controls and processes that are required within a business to minimise risk as well as full knowledge of legal and professional requirements.
Make informed decisions that enhance business performance
Effective, informed and accurate decision making is a core requirement. You need to be able to analyse and interpret financial information accurately and with confidence to make informed decisions, prepare budgets and monitor performance. The right knowledge will give you that confidence.
Learn about the accounting professions code of ethics
Trusted roles within a business generally have a professional body that oversees member behaviour and practice. The code of Ethics provides an important and informed guide about what is and what isn’t acceptable business behaviour.
Be eligible for advanced study
Completion of this qualification may enable you to achieve the academic requirements for an Accounting Technician designation from the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ).
How will I learn?
You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with TANZ eCampus. You can work and learn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.
How long will it take?
This qualification is made up of eight courses. Each course is delivered over 9 weeks. NZQA guidelines suggest up to 150 hours of total study time for a 15 credit course. So to complete one of the courses successfully in the 9 weeks you must be prepared to devote approximately 16.5 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level this may vary to a certain degree.
If you want to study as a full-time student you can enrol on more than one course at a time, which will increase the amount of study required per week. Please speak to one of our advisors for more information on 0800 328 269 or refer to https://www.studylink.govt.nz/about-studylink/glossary/full-time-definition.html
Career and study pathways
On completion of this course you could be ready to take on a variety of careers and will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in roles like finance administrator or inventory controller.
If you wish to undertake further study towards other business qualifications, view our business qualification pathways flowchart, to find your next step.
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those applicants whose first language is not English should have:An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 issued within the last two years, with not less than 5.5 in any category.
A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 60 in the computer-based test (with a writing score of 20), or at least 550 in the paper-based test (with an essay score of 5 TWE), issued in the last two years.
A qualification equivalent to the above
Complete two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieve either NCEA Level 3 or New Zealand University Entrance or both.
Student loans and allowances
Courses and qualifications through TANZ eCampus are eligible for student loan support on condition that the student and level of study meet certain criteria. Student loans are administered through Studylink. Visit http://www.studylink.govt.nz/ for more information or phone TANZ eCampus on 0800 328 269 and we can point you in the right direction.
TANZ eCampus is offered by six of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through TANZ eCampus are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.