National Diploma in Business - Level 5

National Diploma in Business – Level 5 qualifies individuals with theoretical and/or technical knowledge and skills within a specific field of work or study. The aim of this programme is to provide students with a broad knowledge of accounting and reporting financial transactions, human resources management, marketing, business law, business operation and development within the New Zealand business environment. Students will have practical knowledge and skills to make contributions to business information systems, strategy planning and implementation in a wide range of organisations.

National Diploma in Business – Level 5 is approved programme by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Graduate Outcome
A graduate of a level 5 diploma is able to:

  • demonstrate broad operational and theoretical knowledge within a specific field of work or study select and apply a range of solutions to familiar and sometimes unfamiliar problems
  • select and apply a range of standard and non-standard processes relevant to the field of work or study
  • demonstrate complete self-management of learning and performance within defined contexts
  • demonstrate responsibility for the management of learning and performance of others.

Graduates can continue their studies further by enrolling in to the National Diploma in Business-Level 6

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National Diploma in Business - Level 5

Entry Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be 18 years old at the time of application; AND
  • completed a minimum of four years of secondary schooling; AND
  • Applicants who do not have English as a first language or who have studied in a country where their language of instructions in the school at primary and secondary level is not English will need to meet one of the following English requirements:
  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0 OR
    • TOEFL paper based test (PBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE) OR
    • TOEFL Internet based test (IBT) score of 46 or higher (with a writing score of 20) OR
    • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill OR
    • NZCEL: Level 4 with the Academic endorsement OR
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 42 OR
    • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 communicator with a score of 42

A student visa is required for all international students wanting to enrol in this programme. Visas must be arranged by the student in advance.


One Academic Year.

Study Option

  • Full Time (20 hours per week)

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Programme Contents
The programme is made up of the following list of Unit Standards that are registered on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

  1. Marketing
    - US2926 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of marketing
    - US2931 Plan a marketing campaign
  2. Business Administration
    - US11649 Manage business meetings to achieve objectives
    - US16680 Key in text at 50 words per minute (wpm)
    - US11646 Produce business information for management
  3. Communication Skills
    - US 9685 Write an analytical report
    - US 9692 Deliver an oral presentation to an audience
  4. HRM (Business Operation and Development)
    - US 6407 Establish human resource needs of the small business operation
    - US 25695 Describe human resource management in organisations in New Zealand
  5. Business Environment
    - US 11633 Apply the law of contract to a given fact situation
    - US 11639 Apply consumer legislation to a given fact situation
    - US 23912 Conduct an environmental analysis for an organisation
  6. Accounting
    - US11622 Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of accounting and prepare financial statements for an entity
    - US 25940 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of management accounting concepts
  7. Business Operation and Development
    - US 9735 Demonstrate knowledge of theory in relation to management in organisations
    - US 9732 Demonstrate knowledge of strategic management concepts for organisational planning and development

There are 16 assessments in this programme. Assessments typically include question and answer written assignment, essay, report and presentation. There are no exams for this programme.

Student must complete all assessments and achieve 120 credits to complete this programme. On successful completion, The ‘National Diploma in Business – Level 5’ will be awarded by NZQA.

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