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- SACL meets high accreditation standards
- Congratulations to Victoria Plus Award recipients
- Public administration programme delivered in Kazakhstan
10 February 2014
The School of Accounting and Commercial Law (SACL) is delighted to announce the renewal of its accreditation by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA).
To obtain this five-year accreditation, certain accounting and business topics must be covered in the accounting programme and eight accreditation standards must be met to ensure students are receiving a high quality education.
“Applying for this accreditation is a huge undertaking, and we were especially pleased to receive a commendation for the quality of the documentation we provided,” says Dr Carolyn Fowler, a senior lecturer in SACL, who was a member of the School’s accreditation team.
“Maintaining this accreditation ensures our programmes meet the academic requirements for entry into NZICA, which sets our students on the path towards becoming fully qualified chartered accountants.”
In the last 18 months, the School has also had its accreditation renewed by CPA Australia, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom, and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
14 January 2014
Congratulations to the School of Accounting and Commercial Law Victoria Plus Award recipients 2013 Sangeetha Gopal, Frances Schnackenberg, Sasha Unsworth, Charlotte Velvin, Matthew Woolley and Sarah Fisher!
The Victoria Plus Award recognises a student’s significant contribution to volunteering and student support work within the University and local community. It is a three-part programme which helps develop leadership, social responsibility and employability skills. To successfully complete the Award and gain recognition on the academic transcript, students must fulfil a set criteria based on involvement in activities, attendance at personal development workshops and completion of a reflective ePortfolio.
13 January 2014
In December 2013, Dr Rodney Dormer was invited to present a five day programme at the Kazakhstan Academy of Public Administration in Astana.
With the support of the United Nations Development Programme, the Academy has established a 'Regional Hub' to provide educational programmes ranging from short courses through to doctoral study, and to promote and support related research.
Dr. Dormer's programme was presented to senior civil servants from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
All of these countries are seeking to establish more effective models of public management but are still in the process of redesigning structures, and emerging from a culture, created by their long emersion in the soviet system.
The programme was not designed to teach participants about the New Zealand model of public management (although they were interested in that), but aimed to provide a framework of questions to help attendees from each country explore models that reflect the challenges of their own unique challenges.