National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-Media) (Level 5)

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
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Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 10,750

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Candidates are required to have a minimum of 54 credits across subjects including English at NCEA Level 2, or equivalent
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test Scoreystem (IELTS) score of 6.0 across all bands; or equivalent.
  • Candidates who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20) or special admission (if aged 20 or over): in such cases entry will be dependent on candidates demonstrating a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.
  • All candidates will attend an interview during which they will be required to demonstrate good writing skills and an interest in the news media and current affairs. Candidates are encouraged to bring any published work to the interview. Candidates who apply for the online modules will be interviewed by telephone. They also may be required to submit a portfolio of writing.


Modules include:

  • News gathering
  • News writing
  • Maths for journalists
  • Shorthand
  • Media law, court reporting, and ethics
  • Current affairs
  • Local government
  • Bicultural reporting
  • Multicultural reporting
  • News photography
  • Features for magazines
  • Features for newspapers
  • Internet for journalists

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