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Professional Accounting

Unitec Institute of Technology

18 months
19607 USD/year
5446 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Looking for a way to fast track a career change into accountancy?  This advanced Professional Accounting programme from Unitec Institute of Technology, enables you to put your undergraduate degree (or equivalent work experience) towards a career in professional accounting – and provides a pathway to membership with professional accounting bodies.


A change in career is a common reality for many – you might be interested in forging a path in a new line of work or be ready to gain expertise in a new area of interest. Changing careers is a great way to open a range of new job opportunities and show employers that you’re adaptable and unafraid of change.

This Professional Accounting Master’s degree from Unitec Institute of Technology, has been designed for those who would like to pursue a new career in professional accounting. It’s a conversion programme, meaning you have the advantage of covering core knowledge and competencies - and developing higher level capabilities - quickly so you can start working as soon as possible.


  • Facilitates a career change. No prior experience in accounting or commerce is required.
  • Applied learning. Utilise case studies and scenario-based learning to apply theory and skills to real-world situations.
  • Blended course delivery. Learn in a variety of different ways from facilitated workshops and interactive lectures to online learning, presentations and discussions, and self-directed learning.
  • Complete a research project. Undertake a research project in an area of accounting you’re interested in exploring.  
  • Do an internship. Apply advanced accounting skills in an organisation to gain valuable work experience.
  • Post-study work visa. International students can apply for a post-study work visa to gain work experience in New Zealand.
  • Recognised by professional accounting bodies. This programme provides you with the academic requirements for membership with CA ANZ and CPA Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting 

  • Advanced Financial Accounting

  • Strategic Management Accounting

  • Taxation

  • Audit and Assurance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

  •  A Bachelor's degree or Level 7 Graduate Diploma in the same or similar discipline with a B- average or above
  • A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
If English is your second language, you will need one or more of the following:
  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19607 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19607 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    5446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5446 USD per year during 18 months.

Domestic/NZ students

  • $7,500 (NZD)
International students
  • $27,000 (NZD)

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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