1 year (full time) or 2 years (part-time)
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The National Diploma in Journalism incorporates news gathering and writing for print, broadcast and internet, news photography, court and police reporting, media law and ethics, biculturaland multicultural perspectives and shorthand. Students will also gain hands ­ on work experience in the media industry. In addition, the programme includes feature writing, internet literacy and multi-media projects. The National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-Media) (Level 5) programme has been designed to equip students with the skills required to gain a career in the daily media Available as an online option.

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.