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

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

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

Are you positive? A good listener and communicator? Do you have integrity and are a natural team builder? Get started on your journey leading to a possible career as a Management Analyst, Project Coordinator, Sales Manager or Human Resource Manager.

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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year Full-time

Part-time study is available

Study Modes:
Blended Delivery
Dates:

2021 Semester 1: 15 February to 25 June

2021 Semester 2: 12 July to 19 November

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs are $505 (full-time)

This one year programme will encourage you to develop your initiative, whilst simultaneously meeting business organisation requirements. This stand-alone diploma specialising in leadership and management can also be used as a pathway to further study, transitioning straight to the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Commerce.

It is practically oriented and is designed to give you a good understanding of the theories, practices and principles involved in business.

Learn how to:
Develop your ability to plan 
Organise, implement and monitor your own workload and the workload of others 
Use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements
Plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems 
Identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.
Get started on your business career with a business diploma, specialising in leadership and management from SIT.

Learn how to:

  • Develop your ability to plan
  • Organise, implement and monitor your own workload and the workload of others
  • Use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements
  • Plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems
  • Identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Get started on your business career with a business diploma, specialising in leadership and management from SIT.

Paper Descriptions (All compulsory)

ACC502 Introduction to Accounting (Level 5) 15 credits 

An introduction to financial accounting statements and their associated components, ranging from small businesses to public companies.

MAN535 Principles of Human Resource Management (Level 5) 15 credits

An overview of human resource management specific to the New Zealand Environment, within a business context.

MAN530 Principles of Management (Level 5) 15 credits 

This paper provides students with an introduction to the principles and processes of management and how they are applied to address current issues.

MKT571 Principles of Marketing (Level 5) 15 credits

This paper provides students with a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.

COM540 Professional Communications (Level 5) 15 credit 

An introduction to the theories, principles and practical skills associated with effective intrapersonal, interpersonal, oral and written modes of communication. The paper will introduce students to the appreciation of cultural identities within New Zealand society in a business environment.


MGT106 Introduction to Quality Management (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper introduces students to quality management concepts and techniques and provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with teams to identify and measure quality management initiatives.

MAN537 Workplace Relationships (Level 5) 15 credits

An overview of strategic workplace relationships, including managing conflict situations and the potential impact of workplace relationships upon business operations.

MAN532 Introduction to Leadership (Level 5) 15 credits
An introduction to leadership practices, including the role of leadership in managing operational issues and challenges.

Application by Academic Qualification 

(Under 20 years of age)

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of 4 years secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in each of four approved subjects.

Application by Mature Entry

(20 years of age and above)

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

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.

Diploma at Level 5

  • 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 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (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 (Leadership and Management) (Level 5).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) full-time over 1 year or part-time over a maximum of 5 years.

Please Note: Students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

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