The Specialist Diploma in Professional Accounting 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.
The course seeks to promote lifelong learning amongst working professionals in the accountancy sector who does not hold a professional accountancy qualification, and provides them the opportunity to deepen their skills and knowledge relevant to their employment either in professional accounting firms or accounting and finance function 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.
This course is suitable for anyone with prior knowledge in accounting who wishes to upgrade their skills and knowledge relevant to their employment in accounting related functions, or to enhance their employability in the accountancy sector.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must be a graduate from the Diploma/Degree in Accountancy or equivalent. Graduates of Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Business Practice (Accounting) or other equivalent CET qualifications from other polytechnics may also be eligible to apply. Those with a polytechnic diploma from other courses may be considered if they have completed the foundational level of professional accounting examinations or have years of relevant working experience.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may apply for admission to the course by producing evidence of at least 5 years relevant working experience or supporting information to ascertain their competency readiness. Eligible applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test.
The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist eligible applicants and admit applicants who perform well in the interview and/or entrance test.
The course is a one-year part-time programme. 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 a three modules and the details are as follows:
PDC 1 Certificate in Financial Accounting Auditing
Module 1 - Financial Accounting Reporting
Module 2 - Professional Auditing
Module 3 - Accounting for Financial Services
PDC2 Certificate in Finance & Business Management
Module 1 - Tax Management
Module 2 - Advanced Financial Management
Module 3 - Business Strategy
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Award / Certification / Accreditation
Upon completion of two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.
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Other Fees Payable:
|SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING|
|POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATES (PDC)||SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40||SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE||SINGAPORE PR||ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME||WORKFARE TRAINING SUPPORT SCHEME||OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS|
|Certificate in Financial Accounting & Auditing||$465.85||$310.57||$1,242.27||$320.73||$175.60||$3,105.68|
|Certificate in Finance & Business Management||$465.85||$310.57||$1,242.27||$320.73||$175.60||$3,105.68|
|Total Course Fees:||$931.70||$621.14||$2,484.54||$641.46||$351.20||$6,211.35|
|FEE DESCRIPTION||PER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)|
| ||SINGAPORE CITIZENS||SINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS|
|Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)||$1.01||$1.01|
|Insurance Fee (GPA)||$0.85||$0.85|
- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.
- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.
Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.
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Date of Course:Academic Calendar
15 Apr 2019
1 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up
up to 3 evenings per week (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
E-learning: 30% per module
270 hours (1 year)
PDC to start with: