1 year
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 9,343
NZD 14,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This qualification is aimed at those who work with people in business, either through the personnel function, employment relations or the wider area of human resource management. Southern Institute of Technology has selected six compulsory papers from the New Zealand Diploma in Business programme and other business programmes to provide an integrated course of study which offers the range of skills necessary for someone working in this demanding field. This qualification can be considered on its own or as part of a more general programme such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business. Graduates of this programme can expect to find employment in both those businesses specializing in human resource management such as consultants and employment agencies as well as in large scale organisations with a separate human resource management function.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and
  • 50 credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of eight literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing;
  • Adults over the age of 20 years who do not have the minimum entry requirements may be admitted if they are capable of studying at this level and have a reasonable chance of successfully completing each paper attempted.
  • An IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5; or
  • A TOEFL score of at least 550; or
  • Any other standard achievement or measure allowed for in rules made under section 253 of the Education Act.