New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting or Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

  • 22 July 2019, Nov 2019, Feb 2020
  • Level 5
  • 1-year full time or part time equivalent (domestic only)
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $736 per paper - Domestic student
    Zero Fees for full-time programmes starting in July 2019
    $17,000 - International student

Qualification overview

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand businesses with people who have general and specialised business knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of operational roles. Graduates will benefit New Zealand businesses by contributing to the achievement of entities’ operational objectives, through the application of knowledge and skills, in an ethical manner, in a bi- and multi-cultural environment. In addition, graduates will have specialised knowledge and skills for application in operational roles in New Zealand businesses, depending on which strand is achieved.


Please note the Accounting Strand is only offered full-time in February.

Zero Fees for full-time programmes starting in July - find out more here

Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects, including the literacy requirements for University Entrance or equivalent; or
  • University Entrance; or
  • An appropriate Level 4 qualification; or
  • Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study

International Students also require:

  • IELTS 5.5 (academic) overall with no less than 5.0 in any band, or NZCEL 4 (Academic) or equivalent


Further study options