New Zealand Diploma in Business - Level 5 with strand in Leadership and Management

Programme AIM

This programme aims to empower Learners by providing understandings, knowledge and skills, along with attitudes and values, of key functions of Leadership and Management. There is a strong focus on an applied Business Projects within a work-Integrated learning framework that will provide ‘real world’ skills that will enable Learners to hit the ground running when they enter the workforce. With core skills and professional practice provided in the strand together with ‘employability’ skills such as problem solving and communication, this qualification meets the needs of today’s employers. The programme also aims to educate and equip Learners in a Professional Honour Code with a view to demonstrating strong work ethics and professional conduct at all times.

Qualification Code: 2459

Duration: One year, 120 credits

Programme Owner: New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute

Programme Structure

  • NZDB 501: Business Environment
  • NZDB 502: Fundamentals of Marketing
  • NZDB 503: Business operations and Resources
  • NZDB 504: Management Professional development and Practice
  • NZDB 505: Business Planning
  • NZDB 506: Business Leadership
  • NZDB 509: Work-integrated Business Project

English eligibility:

  • Applicants who do not have English as a first language must meet one of the requirements as set out in Appendix 2 of the NZQA programme Approval and Accreditation Rules as below:
    • 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, OET at Grade C in all sub-tests OR
    • NZCEL: a) Level 4 (General or workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment) OR
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 42 OR
    • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 communicator with a score of 42 OR
    • Language Cert: B2 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS

All applicants will be required to complete an Enrolment Form and may be interviewed in person or via Skype to evaluate their suitability for the programme.

Education Pathway

Achievement of this qualification may lead to:

-     New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 6

-     Business qualifications at degree level

-     Other relevant industry or professional qualifications at level 6 or above


Career Pathway

Graduates with the Leadership and Management strand will be able to work or gain employment as a trainee manager, assistant manager, assistant team leader, supervisor, coordinator, team leader role at an operational level within New Zealand business entities.

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