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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Administration and Technology Strand)

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
120 credit hours
Start date: 10-February-2020
Southern Institute of Technology
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Course details


This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills.

The programme is structured with core technical papers, then three elective papers:

Programme Structure

Compulsory (all strands)

  • MGT100 Introduction to Accounting
  • MGT101 Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • MGT103 Introduction to Applied Management
  • MGT104 Introduction to Applied Marketing
  • MGT105 Business Communications

Administration and Technology Strand

  • MGT102 Introduction to Business Operations
  • MGT110 Workplace Relationships
  • MGT111 Administration Systems

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5) full-time over 1 year or part-time over a maximum of 5 years.

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand Year 12. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Applicants under 20 years:

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of 4 years secondary education.

Applicants over 20 years:

Applicants over the age of 20 years will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme (e.g. Record of Learning, or Curriculum Vitae). They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test – Academic score of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42


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