Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) (Part Time) - Singapore’s College & Business School | DIMENSIONS


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part time or full time

Why Study Finance and Accounting at DIMENSIONS?

Gold Standard Service Provider Award in Accountancy

The much-coveted Gold Standard Service Provider Award in Accountancy, conferred to DIMENSIONS by JobsCentral Learning, Singapore, recognises our strong standing in the private education terrain and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality and industry-rich Accounting and Finance programmes as an anchor institution in Singapore.

With Singapore being ideally positioned as one of the world’s top financial centres, the demand for a bevy of highly skilled accounting and finance professionals will continue to surge over the coming decades. As such, DIMENSIONS has established quality partnerships with renowned universities and institutions to enable students to learn through an effective blend of practitioner-led sessions and case-study based pedagogy which helps them to obtain a thorough grounding in the advanced knowledge and practice of accounting and finance before stepping into the workforce.

Programme Introduction

The Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) is designed to enable learners to explore and demonstrate understanding in respect of the accounting and financial management underpinning the sophisticated business operation of enterprises.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) by DIMENSIONS International College and could further study for professional qualification or degree programme subject to the respective Institutions’/ Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.


  • To provide students with an understanding of the complexity of the business world and equip them with skills and abilities in the finance and accounting division to successfully assist in the management of an organisation.
  • To develop the knowledge necessary for positions within a business environment.
  • To create awareness in the growing trends of the business industries targeting areas of finance, accounts, economics and strategic management.
  • To develop students’ theoretical understanding of business and culture in support of students’ academic development into a higher qualification.

Designed for

  • Diploma graduates who intend to further their knowledge and skills in the business sector and subsequently progress into a Degree programme.
  • Working adults with similar work experience who are looking for an upgrade.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) consists of 8 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Audit and Assurance
  • Outline for Financial Management
  • Outline for Organisational Behaviour
  • Outline for Taxation
  • Outline for Financial Reporting
  • Outline for Management Accounting
  • Outline for Global Business Environment
  • Outline for Business Research Methods

Scope of Study

Theories and practical lesson on Finance and Accounting

Delivery Mode

Classroom lectures, tutorials, group discussion, project, presentation, desktop research, etc

Commencement Date/Intakes

Click here to check the dates of Programme Intake for 2024
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non-refundable and non-transferable) :S$


2. Tuition Fee :S$


3. Administrative Fee :S$


4. Examination Fee :S$


5. Course Material :S$


9% GST :S$


Total :S$


Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 9% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: Course materials include, but are not limited to lecture notes, e-books, online resources (including the Turnitin system and portals) and any other materials used for instruction in a course.
Note 6: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st April 2024. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.
For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.


The course duration is 8 months.
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 16 months.

Maximum Candidature Period

Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

For career advancement, students can look forward to employment opportunities in these industries:

  • Business Administration
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business Economics
  • International Business & Trade
  • Other relevant sectors or industries


  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:

Local students Polytechnic Diploma or DIMENSIONS Business Diploma or Hospitality Diploma or other private Diploma (with equivalent entry requirements as Level 4 Diploma and subject to approval).
International students Equivalent qualifications related to business from other countries (with equivalent entry requirements as Level 4 Diploma and subject to approval).

Note: Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

English Proficiency: At least IELTS 5.5 or CAE Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm


Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

At the end of each semester or course

Assessment Methods

Combination of assignments and examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria

A : (80 marks and above)
B : (70 – 79 marks)
C : (60 – 69 marks)
D : (50 – 59 marks)
F : Fail (49 marks and below)

Assessment Weighting

Module Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Audit and Assurance Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)
Financial Management Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)
Organisational Behaviour Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)
Taxation Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)
Financial Reporting Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)
Management Accounting Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)
Global Business Environment Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)
Business Research Methods Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assignments and examinations

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.