Diploma in Marketing Diploma in Marketing

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DiplomaFull time – 1 year, part time and evening class options available.

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$3,295 - $3,845


February, July





Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

22 January for February start; 23 June for July start


Christchurch - Madras Street, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru


Learn about consumer behaviour and explore creative communication with our diploma, for an exciting future in marketing.

This programme is designed to give you a sound knowledge and skill base in marketing where you will learn about the many influences and impacts on consumer behaviour and how to apply marketing principles using real world examples. We teach you the value of research and the techniques for producing quality reports and communication documents using proven marketing tools.

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 Maori; 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 above 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.










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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

With this diploma you may be employed as a marketing assistant and other administration roles or customer sales and sales support working in the marketing divisions of many industries or you may wish to consider careers in tourism, publishing, advertising and public relations. As you gain further experience this could lead to management roles in brand, product or marketing management.

Study pathways

Following on from this diploma you might choose to take on further studies. This qualification will give you entry and credit recognition for a business degree or with one year of further study you can complete the NZ Diploma in Business.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT