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Accounting & Finance

Advanced Diploma Programme in Accounting

Course No. : 211-641200-01|Start Date : 21/01/2021

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:
(i) have five passes in HKCEE, or equivalent qualification; or
(ii) have Level 2 in five subjects in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination, or equivalent qualification; or
(iii) be a mature student at the age of 21 or above with relevant working experience.

Language Used

Classes will be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English. Learning materials and assessments will be in English.

Total Hours

280 hours


Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre

Start Date



Tuesday and Thursday

* The School reserves the right to alter the time and place of class due to unforeseen circumstances.


7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.

Tuition Fee

1) Application Fee: HK$150 (Non-refundable and non-transferable)
2) The total tuition fee: HK$31,920*

1st installment: HKD$ 15,960 (pay with application for enrollment submission)
2nd installment: HKD$15,960 (pay before the commencement of the 5th Module)


Advanced Diploma / Professional Diploma

QF Level


QR Registration No.


QR Registration Validity Period

01/03/2014 - Ongoing

Course Enquiries

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Enrolment Enquiries

2209 0290

Closing Date for Application


Programme Objectives

The programme is suitable for individuals who wish to develop knowledge and skills in accountancy and pursue a career in the accounting profession.

The programme aims to provide students a solid and substantial knowledge in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and law. It enables students to acquire concrete and practical knowledge and skills in accountancy for future career advancement and for pursuing their professional qualifications in accounting.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 8 modules with 280 contact hours. Participants may normally complete the programme in 16 -18 months on part-time basis.

1. Financial Accounting (35 hours)

2. Organization and Management (35 hours)

3. Cost Accounting (35 hours)

4. Business Law (35 hours)

5. Management Accounting (35 hours)

6. Company Law (35 hours)

7. Hong Kong Taxation (35 hours)

8. Performance Management (35 hours)

Professional Recognition

The programme is recognized by ACCA. An exemption of six papers (F1 to F6) is granted by ACCA to those graduates of Advanced Diploma Programme in Accounting.

Application Procedures

Applicant is required to submit the following documents:

1. A duly completed "Enrolment Form for Award-bearing Programmes";
2. Photocopies of academic qualifications (i.e. transcript & certificate)*;
3. Photocopies of proof of working experience, if applicable (e.g. reference letter or employment letter)*;
4. Application Fee of $150 and 1st installment tuition fee of $15,960 (please refer to "Part B- Methods of Payment" listed in the Enrollment Form);

Admission will be on a first-come-first served basis for qualified applicants.

*All documents should be either sent to any one of our School's Enrolment Centres in-person; OR

send to our Programme Team's office by POST

6/F, Railway Plaza, 39 Chatham Road South,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Attn :Business & Management Programme Team, for the application of Advanced Diploma Programme in Accounting)

Exemption Policy

Exemptions may be granted for a module at the discretion of our School if the applicant has successfully completed a module of equivalent content and standard at a recognized tertiary institution or through a professional examination. Exemption is normally granted at a maximum of 50% of the total number of modules. The application fee is HK$500 per module (an administrative fee of HK$200 included).
For those who would like to apply for course exemption, please submit "Application Form for Course Exemption or Advanced Standing" and supporting documents (i.e. full syllabus and transcripts) for exemption evaluation, if applicable. Application for Course Exemption must be applied before the commencement of the programme. Late application will not be accepted.
The application fee with the deduction of an administrative fee shall be refunded to the applicant for any unsuccessful application. The final decision with regard to exemption rests with the School.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Course Code: 23Z08630-3
Course Title: Financial Accounting* (Module of Advanced Diploma Programme in Accounting)

Course Code: 23Z08631-1
Course Title: Cost Accounting* (Module of Advanced Diploma Programme in Accounting)

Course Code: 23Z08632-A
Course Title: Management Accounting* (Module of Advanced Diploma Programme in Accounting)

Course Code:23Z08633-8
Course Title: Performance Management* (Module of Advanced Diploma Programme in Accounting)

*This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Advanced Diploma Programme in Accounting) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4).

For enquiry about the reimbursement of Continuing Education Fund (CEF), please contact the office of CEF at 3142 2277 or visit the website via https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/tc/index.htm