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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

Develop a dynamic set of commercial skills and thrive in the business world with our comprehensive programme detailing all of the essential elements for your career success.

By the end of this programme you will be equipped with the core knowledge and the ability to problem solve, think critically, communicate effectively and work independently in a work situation.

You will cover all the general business basics including communication, commercial law, computing and economics and have the opportunity to specialise in areas such as accounting, marketing, human resources or management, sometimes collecting additional qualifications along the way.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 240 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 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 as listed below. 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
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: NC5121
LEVEL: 6
CREDITS: 240
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $3,295 - $3,750
International: $18,400
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru, Ashburton and Oamaru
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised on enrolment

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

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

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

Your business knowledge will be useful in a wide range of jobs in the commercial world. You can enter specialised work in the accounting, marketing, human resources and management fields depending on which specialities you choose to study.

Study pathways

Our New Zealand Diploma in Business leads on to studies at a more advanced level.

You may decide to use it to gain entry (and credit recognition, usually 180 credits) to our Bachelor of Applied Management degree or by completing the correct courses also be awarded the Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Marketing, Diploma in Accounting and/or the NZIM Diploma in Management.

Recommended school subjects

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