Accounting courses

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Bachelor Of Applied Management (accounting - Aca Pathway) in Ara Institute of Canterbury

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


About Bachelor Of Applied Management (accounting - Aca Pathway) in Ara Institute of Canterbury

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

Academic requirements

  • University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    OR 
    New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Business and ICT Pathway or equivalent

    Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

     

Alternative requirements

  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements

English requirements

  • What if English is not my first Language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .

    OR

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

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

You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an 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

Know more about Studying in New Zealand

Tuition Fees in New Zealand (1st Year Average) BE/Btech NZD 24605 | MBA NZD 25694| MS NZD 29178 | BSc NZD 30702 | BBA NZD 22863 | MEng NZD 41589 | MIM NZD 34186 | MFin NZD 142025
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand NZD 1250 Per Month
Entrance Exams in New Zealand TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53
Work and Study in New Zealand Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand One to Three Years Depending on the Region.
Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand NZD 295
Student Visa in New Zealand If a student wants to study full time in New Zealand for more than three months, and is willing to pay the full cost of the course, Fee-Paying Student Visa is for him/her.
Intakes in New Zealand There are Two Main Intakes in New Zealand: January Intake and July Intake.
Top Job Sectors in New Zealand Engineering, Software Developing/Programming, Medicine, Education, Accounts, Electrician, Automotive Technician, etc.
Economy in New Zealand Growth Rate of 2.8% (2018), 2.5% (2019e), 2.7% (2020e), 22nd Largest in the World by Nominal
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 18,770

Total

$ 18,770

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