NZ Diploma in Business

Re-inventing Business Training

Using a unique combination of monthly one day weekend workshops run by industry professionals, combined with strong online support, Vision Colleges’ New Zealand Diploma in Business provides strong support and an applied approach to learning the essential skills for success in todays’ business world.

 Learn while you work with inspiring, fun and interactive workshops where you meet your facilitator and peers. The weekend workshops are structured around examples, projects, games and other methods that offer true value in how to apply the lessons in practical ways. Gone are the dry boring lectures.

 The best possible way to gain business skills and a great qualification – and it may be FREE*

 Each of the seven courses are completed over 8-10 week periods, and start with a one day weekend based workshop where you meet your facilitator and other people on the course. Learn the principles first-hand and gain an overview of the topic, requirements and start your first project. A second one day workshop occurs approximately 4 weeks later in the middle of the course to recap, extend and work on any group projects.

 This shorter course delivery, strong supported introduction, mid-point catch-up and strong online support provides the ideal structure and support you need as a professional with a busy life. At the same time it provides a fun and interactive break each month, where you meet new people and learn new skills that you can apply in your current or future employment. It’s the perfect combination for todays’ professional who wants to grow and open up career opportunities.

 Gone are the days of sitting at home and never meeting your facilitator or classmates, while slowly losing motivation with long drawn out courses where you wonder if you are on the right track. Kick start your future by enrolling now. If this is your first time in tertiary study it may be FREE* under the new government study rules. Courses start in March, May, July and September.

 *Under new government rules, you may be eligible to study this course fees free. Call Study link to find out.


"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

19 February 2018

Course Length

2 Years part-time

Course Info

Level: Level 5
Credits: 120
Domestic fees: $4,810.00
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:
$601.30 per 15 credit paper ($4,810.00 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. Please email us for more information 




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)