Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting [Level 7]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Length

1 year, Part-time options available

Level

Level 7

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Intro

The Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (GDPA) is a qualification specifically designed for those working towards membership of one of the accounting professional bodies: Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ); or CPA Australia.

We outline the requirements of the professional bodies here (see the ‘Download info’ button), for more detailed information see the relevant bodies’ websites where you will see EIT is specifically identified as a training provider.

Outline

The GDPA is structured to provide maximum opportunity for you to meet the academic requirements of the professional bodies.  Graduate diplomas consist of eight courses; both professional bodies require further courses which most students provide via their first degree.  For this reason the best route into GDPA is a degree in accounting.  For further details see the ‘Download info’ button.

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay campus, or simply give us call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

This qualification will lead to many employment opportunities in professional practice, industry and the public sector. Once awarded this graduate diploma you’ll:

  • Have met the academic requirements for provisional membership of CA ANZ (CA College) or CPA Australia;
  • Be prepared to start your practical experience and CA ANZ CA program.
  • Have met the requirements to become an Associate Member (ASA) of CPA Australia*

* CPA Australia would conduct an assessment to ensure correct papers have been studied.

Dates

There are four entry dates per year:

  • February
  • May
  • July
  • October

Entry

Entry requirements and entry with credit

International entry requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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