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

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

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

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)

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

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Key Details
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time

Two - Six years part-time

Maximum Duration of Programme 6 years

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Study Modes:
Distance Learning
Dates:

2024 Intake 1: 12 February to 07 June - Applications Close 29 January 2024

2024 Intake 2: 18 March to 12 July - Applications Close 4 March 2024

2024 Intake 3: 24 June to 18 October - Applications Close 10 June 2024

2024 Intake 4: 29 July to 22 November - Applications Close 15 July 2024

Fees:

 Fees Free*

First year of tertiary study

Tuition Fee: $0    Check eligibility


SIT Zero Fees Scheme**

Studying in southern regions (Southland, Queenstown or Clutha) or continuing study from 2023

  • Tuition Fee: $0   Check eligibility
  • Direct material Cost: $7.00 per credit (incl GST)

(e.g. $700 for 100 credit course)

 

Full Fees

New in 2024 and studying outside of the southern regions (Southland, Queenstown or Clutha)

Full fees are $793 per paper each.

 

International Fees

$25000

 

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Some Course Details May Change

As part of our move into Te Pūkenga we're aligning our courses nationally. This is ongoing, and means that some course details including fees, and entry requirements may change. In the meantime please go ahead and apply as normal, we will keep you advised of any changes, and we are always available to answer any questions you might have.

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.

 

For New Students to this Programme of Study:

Please undertake 8 papers to complete this programme.

  • The core compulsory papers in all strands are: BSNS5001, BSNS5002, BSNS5003 and BSNS5004

The 4 compulsory papers for the Administration and Technology strand as follows:

  • Administration and Technology Strand: BSNS5201, BSNS5202, BSNS5203 and BSNS5204

 

For Returning Students (student who have previously started this programme of study):

  • The students currently enrolled in NZDB level 05 (SIT version/MGT Papers) will be transferred to NZDB level 05 (Te Pūkenga version/BSNS Papers from 2024).
  • Please ensure you select the correct papers when you enrol online, as the application will now show the new paper codes.
  • Please refer to the "Course Content" tab and the Programme Structure (Returning Students) section.

Programme Structure (New Learners under Te Pūkenga)

Compulsory Core Courses (all strands)

  • BSNS5001 Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context
  • BSNS5002 Business Environments
  • BSNS5003 Business Functions
  • BSNS5004 Change and Innovation

Administration and Technology Strand

  • BSNS5201 Administration Systems and Processes
  • BSNS5202 Advanced Business Information
  • BSNS5203 Applied Business Technologies
  • BSNS5204 Office Management

Paper Descriptions

BSNS5001 Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context  (Level 5) 15 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyse organisations and engage with stakeholders in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.

At the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Examine the nature of organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Analyse how bi-cultural partnerships can influence operational business activities and relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in professional contexts
  • Maintain professional and ethical stakeholder relationships in a socially and culturally appropriate manner.

BSNS5002 Business Environments (Level 5) 15 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyse and manage the impact of environmental influences on an organisation.

At the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Analyse the impact of internal environmental influences on business operations.
  • Analyse the impact of external environmental influences on business operations.
  • Evaluate environmental data to manage risk to support the performance of an organisation.

BSNS5003 Business Functions (Level 5) 15 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, skills, and competencies relevant to the core business functions of accounting, operations, human resource management, marketing and sales.

At the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Apply principles and practices of operations to support business performance.
  • Examine the role of human resource management in supporting business performance.
  • Explain the application of marketing and sales principles and practices that support business performance.
  • Explore accounting concepts and processes that support business performance.

BSNS5004 Change and Innovation (Level 5) 15 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to contribute to organisational change and innovation.

At the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Apply practices and processes relevant to organisational change and innovation.
  • Discuss how organisational change and innovation can contribute to enhanced business performance.
  • Examine personal and interpersonal skills that contribute to organisational change and innovation.

BSNS5201 Administration Systems and Processes (Level 5) 15 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to evaluate administration systems and processes to inform improvements.

At the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective use of administration systems and processes used in organisations.
  • Analyse administration systems and processes to inform decision making for an organisation.
  • Recommend improvements to manage administration systems and processes in an organisation.

BSNS5202 Advanced Business Information (Level 5) 15 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to produce business information to support administration functions and operations in organisations.

At the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Describe how business information is used within administration functions and operations of organisations.
  • Analyse communication methods used to produce business information for organisations.
  • Produce business information to support administration functions and operations of organisations.

BSNS5203 Applied Business Technologies (Level 5) 15 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to support the use of technologies in organisations.

At the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Describe the role of business technologies within organisations.
  • Examine current and emerging technologies to support business operation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Recommend business technologies to meet the needs of organisations.

BSNS5204 Office Management (Level 5) 15 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to manage business administration functions and operations to support organisations.

At the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of an office manager in an organisation.
  • Analyse how administration functions, operations, and/or projects support operational goals.
  • Plan administration functions, operations, and/or projects that support operational goals.

 

Programme Structure (Returning Students)

  • The students currently enrolled in NZDB level 05 (SIT version/MGT Papers) will be transferred to NZDB level 05 (Te Pūkenga version/BSNS Papers from 2024).
  • Please ensure you select the correct papers when you enrol online, as the application will now show the new paper codes.
  • Please see the table below for the MGT paper codes and new BSNS Paper codes:

Transition Arrangements

Old Paper Codes - MGT (SIT version)

NZDB (Level 05)

New Paper codes - BSNS (Te Pūkenga version)

NZDB (Level 05)

Old Paper Code

Paper Name

Credits

New Paper Code

Paper Name

Credits

MGT 505

Business communication

15

BSNS5001

Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context

15

MGT 503

Introduction to Applied Marketing

15

BSNS5002

Business Environments

15

MGT 504

Introduction to Accounting

15

BSNS5003

Business Function

15

MGT 502

Introduction to Human Resource Management

15

BSNS5004

Change and Innovation

15

MGT 501

Introduction to Applied Management

15

BSNS5201

Administration Systems and Processes

15

MGT 506

Introduction to Business Operations

15

BSNS5202

Advanced Business Information

15

MGT 509

Administration Systems

15

BSNS5203

Applied Business Technologies

15

MGT 508

Workplace Relationships

15

BSNS5204

Office Management

15

Colour Explanation

SIT Core Papers

Administration and Technology Strand papers

In addition to gaining core knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the achievement of organisational strategic objectives, graduates of the leadership and management strand will gain the following specific knowledge and skills to apply to a relevant administrative position in an organisation:

Technical Knowledge and Skills
Manage and lead people to enable them to achieve personal and entity goals for efficient and effective performance of the entity
Lead and implement change within the entity for efficient and effective performance of the entity
Lead and manage projects and/or entity initiatives
Access and manage resources to improve entity performance
Analyse and apply financial information to make informed decisions and forecasts for efficient and effective performance of the entity
People Skills
Communicate with stakeholders to engage them with the strategic vision of the entity
Lead and model an entity culture and/or values that support success for efficient and effective performance of the entity
Business Environment
Management compliance with internal and external requirements
Analyse the impact of operating in a global context on entity goals and on modern business practice
Education Pathway 
This qualification may build on from the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management strand) and graduates may progress to the third year of SIT’s Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management or Applied Management major). 

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Manage and lead people to enable them to achieve personal and entity goals for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Lead and implement change within the entity for efficient and effective performance of the entityLead and manage projects and/or entity initiatives
  • Access and manage resources to improve entity performance
  • Analyse and apply financial information to make informed decisions and forecasts for efficient and effective performance of the entity

People Skills

  • Communicate with stakeholders to engage them with the strategic vision of the entity
  • Lead and model an entity culture and/or values that support success for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Business Environment

  • Management compliance with internal and external requirements
  • Analyse the impact of operating in a global context on entity goals and on modern business practice

Whakatapoko | Admission

To be eligible for admission to this programme, all applicants must meet three admission requirements:

  • Requirements for either General or Discretionary admission
  • Any additional Programme specific requirements
  • Language Literacy requirements

General Admission

To be admitted to this programme all applicants must be at least 16 years of age on the date of the programme’s commencement for the semester in which they wish to enrol (or provide a completed Early Release Exemption form), and meet one of the following requirements:

i. Achievement of NCEA Level 2 including:

  • 8 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above; and
  • 14 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above

Or

ii. An equivalent of the above

Or

iii. Successful completion of an approved qualification at Level 3 or above with a relevant pathway.

Mature Applicants

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.

Discretionary Admission

Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements stated above and who believe that they have the level of preparedness for study at this level may apply for discretionary admission.

In assessing whether to grant discretionary admission the primary focus will be on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate a likelihood to succeed in the programme.

3 Regulations demonstrate how the provisions and procedures for the awarding credit recognition and transfer will be applied to the programme.

4 Regulations demonstrate how the provisions and procedures for the awarding of recognition of prior learning will be applied to the programme.

All decisions will be at the discretion of the Relevant Academic Authority.

Programme Specific Requirements

There are no additional Programme Specific requirements.

Language Literacy Admission Requirements

All applicants must provide evidence that they have the necessary language literacy proficiency required for the Programme as demonstrated by the equivalence of:

  • 8 NCEA literacy credits at Level 2 or above.

Applicants who are unable to provide evidence of the above may be required to demonstrate capability using an approved proficiency test or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules.

International applicants must provide evidence that they have the necessary English language proficiency required for the Programme as demonstrated by an IELTS score of 5.5 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.0 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules and on Delivery Site English Language Requirements for International Ākonga Web-page.

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information Booklet that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Facilitator Assistance:  During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).  All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study.  Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme.  Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for further study and enrolment information.

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.

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

Assessments for this programme may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Final examinations

All requirements for assessment must be submitted by the advised time and date. Late assignments will not be accepted unless an extension has been requested

For more information on required and recommended textbooks for this course please refer to the textbook list here

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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