New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology strand).xml New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology strand)

DiplomaFull-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 5 years

Programme code

NZ2459

Starts

February, July

Credits

120

Level

5

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Received all year

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru, Ashburton, Online*

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Domestic

$870 per paper

International

$19,920

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

About this programme

Gain the skills needed to support the efficient operation of businesses and organisations

This diploma is designed to enable you to support the operational efficiency and effectiveness of a business or organisation. It covers business basics including accounting, sales and marketing, human resources and risk management, then focuses on administration and technology aspects of business.

This focus will give you the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and projects, and to support management. You'll learn how to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet a business's needs, as well as manage, analyse and evaluate administrative systems and processes and recommend improvements. In addition you'll gain skills in problem solving, critical thinking and effective communication.

* The online offering is available through TANZ eCampus

Career opportunities

With this qualification you will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of administration roles in a variety of sectors. These roles may include personal and executive assistant, customer service consultant, project and event administrator, virtual assistant, office manager or office administration team leader.

Study pathways

You can further your expertise with a Bachelor of Applied Management which is available in 14 specialties. Credits from this diploma can be used towards the degree programme.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete 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
  • NCEA Level 2 which must include:

    • 8 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above and
    • 14 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above

    Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements
  • 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.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • 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 .

    OR

    • 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, Pearson 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 REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • An Admission and Enrolment 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.

  • 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

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.