Kajusivik Centre, Kuujjuaq

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

1,350 hours
includes an 120-hour internship

Program Description

Do you enjoy working on a computer and can perform calculations with ease? Working with numbers may be the right fit for you!

You’ll be able to:

  • Complete accounting tasks such as calculate, prepare, and process invoices and receipts for various types of businesses, handle cash, produce the payroll, determine the cost of goods and services, produce individual income tax forms, and implement an accounting system
  • Produce tables and graphs, format accounting-related correspondence, and apply information related to business legislation
  • Communicate in English and French in an accounting context, both verbally and in writing

Admission requirements

Candidates must meet one of the following:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree.

Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.

Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test, or recognition of equivalent learning.

Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Program Content

See all the block of hours below.



Statement of competency





961-012 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2

961-024 Research and exchange information 60 4

961-034 Produce tables and charts 60 4

961-042 Do calculations and prepare source documents 30 2

961-054 Format accounting-related correspondence 60 4

961-066 Write accounting-related correspondence in English 90 6

961-074 Process source documents in different types of companies 60 4

961-083 Handle cash 45 3

961-093 Use information related to legislation affecting businesses 45 3

961-102 Interact in a variety of professional situations 30 2

961-115 Communicate in French in an accounting context 75 5

961-122 Prepare the payroll 30 2

961-134 Write and format accounting-related correspondence in French 60 4

961-144 Organize and process data related to a company’s resources 60 4

961-154 Carry out daily tasks related to transactions involving receivables and payables 60 4

961-165 Ensure that they work efficiently 75 5

961-175 Perform calculations needed to determine the cost of goods and services 75 5

961-185 Perform end-of-period tasks 75 5

961-195 Perform year-end tasks 75 5

961-204 Produce an income tax return for an individual 60 4

961-213 Implement an accounting system 45 3

961-222 Commit themselves to the development of their career 30 2

961-238 Enter the work force 120 8

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