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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Understand a business through numbers.

To cater to industry demand, the new 3-year curriculum structure comprises the specialised and deepened skills sets built upon broad-based foundation skills in the accounting sector. You will learn to prepare final accounts and cost accounts for various entities. You will be equipped with the skills to perform various accounting tasks to support the accounting department for work in the commercial, industrial or public sectors. You will also learn to use accounting software and apply accounting concepts to different business scenarios. Applicants for the course should preferably have a keen sense for numbers and accuracy and organisational skills.

What you'll learn

  • Handle receivables/payables
  • Maintain inventory records
  • Maintain Property, Plant & Equipment (PPE) / Capital Expenditure (CE) register
  • Prepare financial accounting reporting activities
  • Prepare corporate accounting reporting activities
  • Prepare cost statement

Entry Requirements

Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year curriculum structure:

GCE 'O' level grades in any 2 subjects:

  • Grade 1-8


GCE ‘N’ level passes in English Language and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Accounting graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Accounting graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Diploma course at ITE. For more details on progression, please click here.

Higher Nitec in Accounting graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Accounting graduates are employed by government agencies, statutory boards and private sector companies. Some job titles held are Accounts Assistant, Accounts Associate and Finance Assistant. Graduates can advance in their careers (e.g. Accounts Executive, Senior Accounts Executive) once relevant experience and higher-level accounting skills are acquired.