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Specialist Diploma in Professional Accounting & Technology

Topic:Business Management, Others

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    14 Oct 2024 to 30 Sep 2025
  • Registration Period:

    01 Jun 2024 to 18 Aug 2024
  • Duration/Frequency:

  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit, Other funding

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified when there is a new run.

Class schedule:
3 evenings per week
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

There will be 2 face-to-face sessions and 1 e-Learning asynchronous session. A lesson schedule would be provided for students to prepare before attending lessons.

270 hours ( 1 year)


Please refer to Academic Calendar.

The SP Business School is pleased to introduce our new Specialist Diploma in Professional Accounting & Technology. This is a part-time course comprising of 2 separate Post Diploma Certificate (PDC) courses that may be completed in the shortest possible time of one year or over 2 semesters. Each PDC course comprises of 3 modules delivering the knowledge content equivalent to intermediate level of professional accountancy qualifications.

Participants are required to bring computer Notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access the e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.

Course Objective

This course seeks to provide deepening of technical knowledge and skills required by the accountancy profession (in areas of International Financial Reporting Standards, auditing and taxation) as well as finance and technological skills needed by the profession. With deepening of the accounting skills coupled with technological skills, the graduate would be better equipped for the accounting sector.

Course Outline

The course consists of six modules conducted over two semesters within one academic year.  Classes will be conducted in three evenings per week for 15 weeks each semester.  It consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) conducted over 2 semesters, 1 PDC per semester. The first PDC to start with is PDC1. Each PDC will consist of three modules and the details are as follows:

PDC 1 Certificate in Professional Accounting
Module 1 – Financial Accounting and Reporting
Module 2 – Professional Auditing
Module 3 – Tax Management

PDC 2 Certificate in Finance & Technology in Accounting
Module 1 – Financial Planning and Analysis 
Module 2 – Accounting Analytics
Module 3 – Technology and Change Management

Please click here for Module Synopsis

Minimum Requirements

Applicants need to have a minimum Accountancy or Business-related Diploma from recognised institutions.

Applicants with a degree or diploma from other disciplines must have at least 1 year of working experience in an accounting or business-related area.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded one Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC) respectively. Upon successfully acquiring the two PDCs within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

The course is suitable for working professionals in the accountancy sector who do not hold a professional accountancy qualification, and will provide them the opportunity to deepen their skills and knowledge relevant to their employment either in professional accounting firms or accounting and finance functions of their organisations.

Fresh accountancy diploma holders and those who are currently not engaged in accounting related employment may deepen their prior accounting knowledge through this course so as to enhance their employability in the accountancy sector.

In addition, participants may also benefit from relevant topics covered in the course to prepare for examinations conducted by professional accountancy bodies.

Course Fees


For more information on the course fee or to apply, click on the “Register” button.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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