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

  • November 2021 (INT ONLY) | 15 March 2022, 25 July 2022
  • Level 5
  • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (domestic only)
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $778.75 per paper (approx.)- Domestic student (2022)
    $17,000 - International student

Qualification overview

Gain the skills to help a business achieve its operational objectives by applying knowledge and skills in an ethical manner in a bi- and multi-cultural environment; gain specialised knowledge and skills for application in operational roles depending on the strand selected.
ACCOUNTING STRAND: Gain the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in accounting roles such as: finance administrator, inventory controller, accounts receivable/payable officer. Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: Gain the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment as a manager/ leader in roles at an operational level within New Zealand businesses. On successful completion of this qualification you are eligible to move into the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Management.

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to continue their educational journey via a pathway into the second year of our Bachelor of Applied Management or transfer credits to the first year of University of Canterbury's Bachelor of Commerce degree. 



Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 2; 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

Need some help meeting entry requirements? Click here to check out our entry level courses.


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