New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6


This New Zealand diploma provides students with a broad base of business knowledge and skills in general areas such as communications, human resources, management, law, accounting or economics. This qualification also provides the opportunity to specialise in areas such as accounting, marketing, computing, tourism or management.It also focuses in building technical and practical skills in the business industry.

National Diploma in Business (Level 6)

Abbreviation: New Zealand Diploma In Business (Level 6)
Duration: 18-24 months
Intakes: January / May / August / November
Entry Criteria:

Applicants who have completed New Zealand NCEA Level 2 or international equivalent with 12 years school education.

English Competency/IELTS Criteria:

  • An IELTS score of 6.0 (Academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5, or an approved equivalent, or our internal English test.

Graduate Profile

  • The graduate will be able to:
  • Add value by applying specific business skills
  • Apply a range of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Apply critical problem solving skills with initiative and judgment
  • Work independently and within teams of diverse people, and
  • Pursue further study and professional development

Course Contents-12 Papers from the list below

500 Accounting Principles
520 Economic Environment
530 Organisation and Management
541 Fundamentals of Marketing
550 Business Computing
560 Business Communication
630 Leadership
633 Human Resource Management
636 Applied Management
644 Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies
648 Marketing Planning and Control
650 Applied Computing

Job Opportunities

Management positions in accounting, advertising, banking, communications, employment relations, events, human resources, projects, production, sales, insurance claims officer, recruitment consultant, small business owner

Diploma Subjects

A description of the unit standards that are included in Year 1 and Year 2 can be found on NZQA website under the National Qualification Framework.