National Diploma in Business (Level 5)

Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Study mode
1 year
February March May June August September October November
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 8,280

Entry Requirements

  • All applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in business management and have academic attributes which demonstrate that applicants have a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme.  
  • A current CV and record of learning should be submitted with initial application form.
  • A minimum of 18 years of age, with a minimum of 4 years secondary education.
  • School leavers should have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at level 2 in each of four subjects.
  • Open entry to applicants over 20 with appropriate experience and aptitude.
  • Admission may also be granted in special cases by the Programme Manager.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must provide evidence of achieving an IELTS Academic English language test overall score of 5.5.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of group processes (Level 5)
  • Lead a group/team to achieve an objective(s) with some complexity (Level 5)
  • Write an analytical report (Level 5)
  • Describe human resource management in organisations in New Zealand (Level 5)
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of managing conflict in the workplace (Level 5) 
  • Produce operational marketing plans (Level 5)
  • Produce and coordinate promotional strategies (Level 5)
  • Produce establishment plans for small business ventures (Level 5)
  • Manage financial resources for a small business enterprise (Level 5)
  • Establish human resource needs of the small business operation (Level 5)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of accounting and prepare financial statements for an entity (Level 4)
  • Perform the accounting functions for accounts receivable (Level 4)
  • Perform the accounting functions for accounts payable (Level 4)
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of management accounting concepts (Level 5)
  • Apply spreadsheet features to present data to meet a brief (Level 4) 
  • Identify and assess impacts on international marketing opportunities for a New Zealand product or service (Level 5)
  • Apply scope controls to a project (Level 4)
  • Business Operations and Communication
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of quality assurance in a business operation (Level 4)
  • Manage interpersonal conflict (Level 4)
  • Organisational Strategy and Workplace Relationships
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategic management concepts for organisational planning and development (Level 5)

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