Qualification
Diploma

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code NC5121

Get ahead in your career with a nationally recognised New Zealand Diploma in Business. This programme will prepare you for a wide range of business careers in areas like management, finance, accounting, marketing and small business. It is also recognised by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for their Accounting Technician’s designation. You’ll study a mixture of compulsory and elective courses in communication, accounting, economics, management, marketing, commercial law, computing and more.

Qualification Update

New Students

NC5121 New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) is closed to new students.  A new programme, NZ2459 New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) is now open for enrolment

Alternatively, you may wish to enrol in our Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Applied Management programme.  Click on the link to find out more about the business degrees available at Open Polytechnic.

Current Students

If you were already enrolled in NC5121 New Zealand Diploma (Level 6) prior to 22 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification. 

Please note, you must be enrolled in your last course/s by Trimester 2, 2020 to complete this qualification.  

To help you with your study planning, the table below shows the last dates we will offer individual courses.  Please note you must complete 12 courses in total to be awarded this qualification.

Courses

2018

2019

2020 

Core Courses – Select SIX Courses

Tri 1

Tri 2

Tri 3

Tri 1

Tri 2

Tri 3

Tri 1

Tri 2

500 Accounting Principles

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

510 Intro to Commercial Law   

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

520 Economic Environment   

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

530 Organisations & Management   

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

541 Fundamentals of Marketing

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

550 Business Computing   

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

560 Business Communication   

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Elective Courses Section 1
– Select TWO courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

430 Statistics and Financial Mathematics for Business

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

 

435 Fundamentals of Small Business

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

501 Accounting Practices

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

 

 

Elective Courses Section 2
– Select at least FOUR courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

601 Financial Accounting

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

602 Management Accounting

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

603 Business Finance   

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

606 Taxation

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

 

630 Leadership   

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

631 Strategic Planning for Small Business

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

632 Operations Management   

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

633 Human Resource Management   

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

635 Employment Relations   

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

642 Marketing Research

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

644 Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

648 Marketing Planning and Control

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

650 Applied Computing

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need help with a study plan to complete the diploma in this timeframe, please email us.

If you have started NC5121 New Zealand Diploma (Level 6) with another institution, and wish to complete with Open Polytechnic, please email us with your contact details and the number of courses you have already completed, and one of our staff will be in contact with you to discuss your options.

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  • Level 6  
    Credits 240 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $8,800 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will have:

  • business skills
  • interpersonal and communication skills
  • critical problem-solving skills
  • decision-making skills
  • the ability to recognise ethical and cultural issues
  • the skills to work independently and within a team environment.

You can find the full graduate profile and more information on the NZQA website.

The New Zealand Diploma in Business includes New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) requirements for membership in the College of Accounting Technicians.

Student story

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career in a wide range of business roles such as management, finance, accounting, marketing and small business. You can find the full graduate profile and more information at nzqa.govt.nz

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career in a wide range of business roles such as management, finance, accounting, marketing and small business. 

Bachelor of Business Pathway

Once you graduate with the New Zealand Diploma in Business you can fast track your study to a Bachelor of Business through our Advanced Standing Pathway programme.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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