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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management strand)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Summary

Specialise in human resource management by combining your people skills with business knowledge

Human resource management requires a combination of knowledge and people skills. This programme will give you an understanding of both as you cover everything from employment relations and human resource management to communication and organisational behaviour management.

It covers business basics such as communication, human resources, business law, organisational culture, economics, risk management and problem solving, then focuses on human resource aspects of business.

The online offering is available through eCampus NZ.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This programme will equip you with the necessary skills to become a human resource assistant in a large company, or to take on a human resource management responsibilities in a small to medium-sized business. Other opportunities include working as a human resource administrator, a health and safety officer or a payroll officer.

STUDY PATHWAYS

The New Zealand Diploma in Business leads to a range of higher level programmes at Ara. You can use it to gain entry (and credit recognition) for the Bachelor of Applied Management which is available in 14 specialisations.

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 2 which must include:

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

Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

English Language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.0
LISTENING - 5.0

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 Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

International close date: Received all year

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