Diploma in Accounting and Business (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Accounting courses
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Accounting & Finance Accounting

Diploma in Accounting and Business

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
01 Feb 2022 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
02-2022, 06-2022
1 year and 8 months to 4 years
English (Supplemented with Cantonese)
Course Fee
HK$3,650 per module (Modules 1-4)
HK$4,150 per module (Modules 5-10)
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Deadline on 17 Jan 2022 (Mon)
2867 8421 / 2867 8314
2861 0278
Suitable for those who want to Start UP his own Business; be an Accounting Clerk or executives who want more knowledge in accounting or those who join back the industry after a break!!

Provides a very practical and all-round knowledge in financial accounting, costing, taxation, finance and auditing!!

Internationally recognised by a number of professional accounting organization (see professional path below).

All modules of the programme are CEF reimbursable.
Non-means-tested loans Scheme from Government. (Programme Code: B00600048)
Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000.

After CEF reimbursement, course fee per module is $730 and $830 respectively!

This programme is designed for working adults who aspire to acquire knowledge in the field of accounting. Graduates will have the necessary skills to allow them to support the work of professional accountants.  Exemption from various professional examinations and university are granted to our graduates. Scholarships are available for students to pursue further accounting study.

  • Better career path in accounting or related fields
  • Practical and workplace knowledge
  • Job  opportunities 

** Scholarships up to HK$7,300 for top students for further Accounting study! 

**Our  student won the Hong Kong Top Score Winner of the Paper F7& F8 with respect to ACCA June 2015 Exam sessions.

1. Professional Path

a )  ACCA  (The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants)                                                                                                                                                      

Full exemption on Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) leading to a suite of ACCA awards such as :

  •  CAT (Certified Accounting Technicians) Qualification and  you are entitled to use the designatory letters CAT
  • ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2)  and ACCA  Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4);
  • Exemptions of Applied Knowledge exams from the ACCA;  
  • Particularly suitable for those who have a break in the career life ---  could start as an Accounts Clerk and specialize in an audit, tax or financial managerial role as you progress upwards
  • ACCA

  • Graduates will be eligible for exemption as follows:

  • ACCA Exemption

   b)  AIA  (The Association of International Accountants)  -  Exemption of 5 papers;

  c) CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)  -  Exemption of 4 papers

2. Academic Path

  •  Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Up to 3 modules' exemptions;
  • University of Hull Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Up to 9 modules' exemptions 


This programme will assist graduates to acquire core accounting skills which will allow them to support the work of professional accountants. It suits those working adults who do not have prior accounting education and training.

Upon completion of 10 modules, an award of Diploma in Accounting and Business will be conferred.  An intermediate award of “Certificate in Accounting and Business” will be conferred upon successful completion of the first 5 modules.

To complete the programme, students take 10 modules, each with 33 hours of lectures:

1. Transaction Accounting #
2. Accountant in Business
3. Financial Accounting I
4. Cost Accounting I
5. Financial Accounting II
6. Cost Accounting II
7. Taxation

8.  Auditing Practice and Procedure

9.  Managing Finances
10.  Introduction to Hong Kong Business Law

# Applicants with LCCI Level 2 Certificate in Accounting can submit applications for exemption from “Transaction Accounting” . Application fee for exemption: HK$500.

Application Code 1970-AC014A Apply Online Now
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Days / Time
  • Tuesday, 7:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday, 7:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Students are expected to enrol 2 modules per semester, and be eligible to graduate in about one year and eight months. The maximum duration to complete the whole programme is 4 years.


Coming Modules offered in Feb 2022 intake*:
  • Transaction Accounting 
  • Cost Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Taxation

^Some classes are held at weekends in the morning/afternoon.

Coming Modules offered in Jun 2022 intake*:
  • Transaction Accounting 
  • Cost Accounting II
  • Auditing Practice and Procedure
  • Managing Finances

* The above is tentative only and is provided to assist student's advanced planning, possible changes may be necessary due to teaching / Administrative reasons.


Applicants should:

  • have gained in the HKCEE Grade  E in 3 subjects, and Level 2 in Chinese Language and English Language*; or
  • have gained in the HKDSE Level 2 in 5 subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language; or
  • have successfully completed the Project Yi Jin; or
  • be aged at least 18 with one year's relevant work experience.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

* With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognises Grade E previously  awarded  for  Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case  of English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an  acceptable  alternative to Level 2 in these two subjects at HKCEE.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$3,650 per module (Modules 1-4)
    HK$4,150 per module (Modules 5-10)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Accountant in Business (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z06107-0 FEES $3,650 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Introduction to Hong Kong Business Law (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z08022-9 FEES $4,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
CEF Courses
Transaction Accounting (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06660-4 FEES $3,650 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Financial Accounting I (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06408-3 FEES $3,650 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Cost Accounting I (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06661-2 FEES $3,650 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Financial Accounting II (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06421-0 FEES $4,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Cost Accounting II (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06662-0 FEES $4,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Auditing Practice and Procedure (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06422-9 FEES $4,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Taxation (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06663-9 FEES $4,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Managing Finances (Module from Diploma in Accounting and Business Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06423-7 FEES $4,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8421
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Diploma in Accounting and Business

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3])


  • Graduates of the Diploma in Accounting and Business programme will be exempted from up to three subjects in the Professional Examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • Graduates are eligible for full exemption from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Foundations in Accountancy (FIA). Graduates will be entitled for the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification if they register as a student for FIA, complete the online module, “Foundations in Professionalism” and have one year’s relevant working experience.
  • Students with the Certificate in Accounting and Business awarded by HKU SPACE and passing one of the three examinations (Financial Accounting, Management Accounting or Accountant in Business) of ACCA will be awarded “Diploma in Accounting and Business” by ACCA.


  • Up to 4 papers' exemption from AIA.


  • Up to 2 Papers' exemption from CIMA Professional Examination.

Online Application Apply Now

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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