Note: This programme no longer available to new students, and enrollments for this programme have stopped.

Instead you might want to consider one of these similar programmes offered by Aspire2 International:
> New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support
New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery

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New Zealand Diploma in Business
Level 5

Lay the foundations for your business career with this one-year Level 5 diploma. Build your knowledge of the fundamentals of business and develop the operational skills you need to be effective within the New Zealand business environment. This is a great entry into New Zealand’s business sector or further study.


An ideal introduction to business in New Zealand, you will hone your business marketing and communication skills and build your knowledge in HR, risk management, operations, sales, ethics, biculturalism and more. Delve into innovation and organisational change and learn to boost business performance through skillful problem solving and decision making. Passionate about a specific area of the sector? Specialise in accounting, leadership and management, or administration and technology, and develop the technical knowledge and skills for the job you want.

Delivered by: Aspire2 International Business & Technology

This qualification will equip you with a broad range of practical business, leadership, and relationship skills and knowledge. You can study a combination of core and elective papers to make sure you are qualified for your choice of role.

Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal.

You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Core papers:

  • Business Marketing
  • Organisational Communication
  • Intro to Business in New Zealand

Elective Papers

Administrative and Technology Strand

  • Technology in Business
  • Business System Administration
  • Business Functions

Leadership and Management Strand

  • Leadership
  • Managing People
  • Operational Management

Accounting Strand

  • Accounting and Controls
  • Budgeting and Taxation
  • Accounting Processes

On completion of this programme, graduates will have the skills required to integrate well into New Zealand organisations and contribute confidently within a range of organisation frameworks and functions.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Illustrate the ability to use accounting software for businesses and payroll software in the work place
  • Plan, use, evaluate, and manage administrative functions, projects, systems, and techniques for effective business operations. 
  • Apply effective, professional, and ethical communication skills and behaviour in business environments. 
  • Illustrate the ability to use accounting software for businesses and payroll software in the work place 
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of concepts, academic theories and models underpinning managerial accounting, financial accounting taxation, audit and assurance, and financial management 
  • Think critically and systematically about business problems and issues and propose solutions for areas like quality management, supply chain management, facilities planning, health and safety and project management. 
  • Analyse and make recommendations in respect of business financial issues and submission of capital investment reports.

This programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. You need a Certificate in Business Level 3 or 4, or completion of New Zealand Year 12 secondary schooling; or international equivalent; and/or appropriate work experience (We will accept 17 year old applicants in Auckland only).

English language requirement

    provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 5.5 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.0
  • Pearson Academic Test
    have a Pearson Academic Test score of 42 and above with no individual band score less than 36
  • LanguageCert
    have a B2 Communicator Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

First year fees:

  • Tuition – $17250
  • Resource – $1750
  • Registration – $250
  • Insurance (14 months) – $550
  • Bank fee – $50
    Total 1st year – $19850

Second year fees (NZ Diploma in Business Level 6):

  • Tuition – $11000
  • Resource – $750
  • Insurance – $450
    Total 2nd year – $12200

Total fees for two years

If you are ready to take the next step, click here to go to the online application form.
A friendly Aspire2 International representative will contact you with two working days,
to answer any questions you might have.

Talk soon!

Level 5
120 Points
1 academic year
Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga

Intake Dates

  • 27 Nov 2019
  • 4 Dec 2019
  • 8 Jan 2020
  • 19 Feb 2020
  • 18 Mar 2020
  • 20 May 2020
  • 17 Jun 2020
  • 19 Aug 2020
  • 9 Sep 2020
  • 25 Nov 2020
  • 2 Dec 2020