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Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
Close Date: Accepted throughout the year
International Close Date: 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start

Use your strong organisational skills and advance your appreciation of the procedures required to ensure production functions at optimum levels.

You will explore the best methods for optimising supply chain relationships and the logistics of production, including considerations from an engineering perspective.

Core studies include the essentials of project management, product development, operations management and resource integration management.

We also introduce you to other relevant topics including industrial relations, human resources and finance and management accounting.

If you complete one additional course Advanced Project Management (AMPM700) and choose Introduction to Finance (AMIF603) as your elective option, you will graduate with two graduate diplomas - the Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management and the Graduate Diploma in Project Management, provided that your industry project reflects both fields of study. Part-time up to 4 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,420 - $7,140 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$20,690 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,310 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding operations and production management.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

On completion of this graduate diploma you are qualified for employment in managerial and consultation roles throughout industry, as well as for supervisory and logistical technician positions in manufacturing companies. Using electives to concentrate on courses in international business and/or industrial relations may be helpful for your career.

Study pathways

This qualification could be combined with our Graduate Diploma in Project Management to expand your career prospects.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Use your strong organisational skills and advance your appreciation of the procedures required to ensure production functions at optimum levels.

Information
Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH4001
Next Starts February 2021
Application close date Accepted throughout the year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start
Credits 120
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH4001-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,420 - $7,140 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$20,690 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,310 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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