National Diploma in Business Adminstration.xml National Diploma in Business Administration

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National Diploma in Business Administration

DiplomaPart time - 2 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$1200 - $1800


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Course related costs

To be advised



Domestic Applications due

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International Applications due

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Delivered fully online


The Diploma in Business Administration will develop your understanding of business administration at a leadership level and enable you to progress into more senior administration roles.

It provides an excellent opportunity for those already in administration or executive support roles to develop existing skills or to gain recognition for existing work practice. Your study will include learning in the following areas:

  • Managing meetings and conferences
  • Planning or reviewing administration systems
  • Managing quality customer service
  • Contributing to standards for business documents

This programme is offered online so you can tailor your studies to suit your needs (you'll therefore need to have access to a computer and internet/email). You must be currently working in a supervisory/management position, or have access to management functions, as the programme has been designed around delivering skills and knowledge to further these positions. Upon completion, you'll easily be able to integrate what you've learned into your current role

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
  • 12 credits in NCEA English Level 1 and 36 credits in NCEA Level 2.
Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. 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: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

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

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

Graduates of this diploma can pursue senior positions in administration including office manager, senior executive assistant, personal assistant or executive support leaders and specialised administrators.

Study pathways

Once you've completed the programme you can continue your studies with the National Diploma in Business, NZ Diploma in Business or Bachelor of Applied Management.