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New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 (Leadership and Management)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: July-2020
Canterbury College
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A general business qualification endorsed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDB) provides excellent grounding in business skills. Students will benefit from applied theory and practice that is relevant to today’s business world.

NZDB Level 5 is highly valued by employers, is a very useful, one- year qualification in general business.

Canterbury College Limited is accredited to provide New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5 by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 250 of the Education Act 1989.

Course Content

This course at Level 5 is considered a technical course, equivalent to the first year of a 3 years degree in New Zealand universities. Because it is a course taught in English, it offers extensive business vocabulary. We would also provide intensive study skill course.

Continue further study: New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6); a pathway to further advanced study

Core Subjects (Year one)

  • 501 Core Generic Knowledge and Skills
  • 502 Management I
  • 503 Information Management
  • 504 Accounting Principles
  • 505 Economic Environment
  • 506 Legal Environment
  • 507 Fundamentals of Marketing
  • 508 Management II

Entry criteria

International students must have achieved the following:

  • If over 20 years of age, you will be assessed as to your likely ability to succeed in NZDB Level 5 given any existing qualifications, work experience and motivation to enter the programme; OR
  • If under 20 years of age, the completion of NCEA Level 3 and achieving New Zealand University entrance requirements, or their equivalents.

All students must meet the NZQA Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of achieving either:

  • IELTS 5.5 average with no band less than 5.0
  • TOEFL Score of no less than 550 (paper test)
  • PTE Pearson Test of English (academic) score of 42
  • CCET Canterbury College English Test is a NZQA-approved internal test for students from countries with an 80%+ visa success rate


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