NZ Diploma in Business

Learn while you Earn

Study part time while maintaining your current employment. This unique work-based business diploma is taught online and through inspiring, fun, quarterly weekend block courses. It is designed for people currently employed and who wish to improve their career prospects.


We recommend that students study one paper at a time, so the eight paper diploma can be completed over a comfortable two years. 


Enrol now for a July 24th or September 18th start.



"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders."
- Phil Strong





Studylink Approved

This course is approved for Student Loans and Allowances. You may apply through Studylink for course fees and course related costs.


Unfortunately, internationals can’t enrol in this course as it does not yet meet the immigration requirements.

Course at a Glance

NZ Diploma in Business


Hamilton, Christchurch, East Tamaki, Pukekohe

Next Intake

24th July
18th September

Course Length

2 Years part-time

Course Info

Level: Level 5
Credits: 120
Domestic fees: $4720.00
International fees: This is not available to international students

Main Employment Outcomes:

Middle management positions or higher level study including the NZ Diploma in Business Level 6 or a business degree.


Level 5

120 Credits



This is a two-year part-time programme NZ Diploma in Business (Level 5) that is primarily delivered through online learning. Short block courses in a central location are arranged at specific times of the year. While attendance is not compulsory they are highly recommended, as students may be challenged in graduating without attending these due to some of the project or group work that is undertaken.




BUS 101 Business functions
BUS 102 Business communication
BUS 103 Innovation
BUS 104 The Business environment
BUS 151 Leadership
BUS 152 Quality Management
BUS 533 Leadership project



- You must be aged 16 years or over. If under the age of 20 you will require NCEA Level 2.
- No formal qualifications required for those 20 years or more.
- This programme is designed to have application within your current employment
- Complete an interview, either in person or by Skype.
- Have access to a computer, and may be required to demonstrate computer literacy sufficient to use the applications, communication and collaboration technologies required throughout the programme
- You must have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the programme. Where there is a concern you may be required to complete an English language or numeracy assessment.




The NZ Diploma in Business Level 5 will prepare you for:



Level 6 Business or Degree



Business | Leadership role | Marketing Support | Self-employment | Sales role




Part-time for two years, while in paid employment or voluntary work. Delivery of the programme is through a blend of online and block courses.



Domestic Fees:
$588.00 per paper ($4720.00 for full programme, loans available through Studylink)
Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.


International Fees
Part-time enrollment is only available for domestic students. 




Downloadable documents are available here for further information or application forms:

Info booklet: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Application booklet: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Course related costs: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)