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

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki


Gain the skills to help a business achieve its operational objectives by applying knowledge and skills in an ethical manner in a bi- and multi-cultural environment; gain specialised knowledge and skills for application in operational roles depending on the strand selected.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: Gain the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment as a manager/leader in roles at an operational level within New Zealand businesses. On successful completion of this qualification you are eligible to move into the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Management.

How much time per week is required for study?

  • Around 35 hours per week. Students attend a 60-90 minute class meeting per week and spend around 34 hours per week in self-directed learning.
  • Individual meetings with the tutor are available by request

Further Study Options

This qualification will allow you to pathway to an undergraduate IT degree programme. Bachelor of Information Technology is not currently offered at WITT, however, programme is offered by many education providers in New Zealand.

Entry criteria

  • NCEA Level 2; or
  • Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study.

Students must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as below:

  • IELTS 5.5 (academic) overall with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examinations: 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
  • PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • NZCEL Level 4 with an General or Employment endorsement
  • LanguageCert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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