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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

50 credits NCEA Level 2 or above (specific subjects apply). If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

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Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

There are many career options in the business world, explore different facets of business in our diploma with specialist areas of study including, marketing, accounting and human resources.

In our full time one-year diploma you will gain practical skills and knowledge in general business areas such as communication and management. You will also have the opportunity for introductory study in specialist areas such as accounting, marketing, computing, law and economics.

Note: The Diploma in Business is an exit qualification from the NZ Diploma in Business and therefore only students who either exit from the NZ Diploma in Business after completing the required 120 credits or who had enrolled directly into the Diploma in Business are eligible for the award.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo (4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing). The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards.

  • and a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework.

Alternative requirements
  • Equivalent relevant business experience.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
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PROGRAMME CODE: CH3965
LEVEL: 5
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Accepted throughout the year
International: 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $3,300 - $ 3,845
International: $18,400
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru, Ashburton, Oamaru
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Career opportunities

As a graduate of our diploma programme you will have gained the skills and knowledge required for general assistant positions in businesses of all types and sizes.

Study pathways

With this qualification complete you may like to spend another year studying and also complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business which will in turn give you entry and credit recognition for our Bachelor of Applied Management.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business