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.
There are four core courses that we recommend that you study first. These are: Understanding Change, Business Functions, Business Environments, and Organisations in a New Zealand Context. You can speak to one of our enrolment coordinators to work out the study path that is best for you.
If an individual course is of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification. To find out the best study pathway for you, speak with one of our enrolment coordinators today – call 0800 328 269 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
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
The New Zealand Diploma in Business is a recognised qualification for the Accounting Technicians designation of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
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
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 , to find your next step.
Applicants under 20 years old
- A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards, and
- Fifty credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing.
- The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at Literacy requirements for University Entrance.
or equivalent to the above.
Applicants 20 years or over
For applicants 20 years or over, there are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. This information will used to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the NZ Diploma in Business Programme.
In exceptional circumstances, an applicant under the age of 20 years who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the NZ Diploma in Business where they supply evidence of their ability to succeed on the NZ Diploma in Business programme.
English language requirements where English is not the first language:
- IELTS 5.5 Academic (no band score lower than 5.0), or equivalent
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 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 seven 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.