New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)

Qualification code NZ2459

Kick start your business career with the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5).

This qualification will equip you with the general and specialised business knowledge and skills that you can apply in a range of operational roles in New Zealand Businesses.

You’ll study 3 core courses and then 3 specialised courses in either the Accounting strand or the Leadership and Management strand.

As a graduate of the Accounting strand you will have the skills to work as a finance administrator or accounting technician.

The New Zealand Diploma in Business is a recognised qualification for the Accounting Technicians designation of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand .

Graduates of the Leadership and Management strand will have the skills and knowledge for an operational manager or leader role.

  • Level 5  
    Credits 120 
  • 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 $2,400 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

  • Principles and practices of operations, accounting, sales and marketing,  human resources and risk management
  • Innovation and organisational change
  • Managing effective relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Manage learning and performance
  • Behaving ethically
  • Application of Treaty of Waitangi to business activities and relationships
  • Specialised knowledge in the area of your strand

Study Pathways

When you have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) you can fast track to a Bachelor of Applied Management through advanced standing. 120 credits from the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) will go towards completion of the Bachelor of Applied Management.

Key dates

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

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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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