New Zealand Diploma in Business

The New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) is a nationally recognised qualification that allows students to gain a broad range of general business skills and knowledge, followed by an opportunity to focus on career related options such as accountancy, banking, management, marketing and tourism.

In January 2015, this qualification was replaced by the new Business qualifications arising from the nationwide mandatory review of the Business qualifications.  The last date of assessment for NZDipBus version 3 is December 2020.  New students must not be enrolled in this qualification after 31 December 2017.

View the NZDipBus listing on the Qualifications Framework.

Qualification versions and ownership

Read more about the qualification versions and ownership of the NZDipBus.

Qualification requirements

There are a number of requirements applicants must have in order to gain entry to, and be awarded of the NZDipBus.

For more information read the qualification requirements.

Conditions on the provision of the NZDipBus

Find out more about the conditions on the provision of the NZDipBus.

NZDipBus statistics

NZDipBus statistics are published annually.

Find out more about the annual NZDipBus statistics.

Studying for the NZDipBus

Browse to the links below for more information about studying for a NZDipBus.

NZDipBus results and certification 

Download one of the following documents to apply for your NZDipBus certificate, a certificate reprint or a results transcript:

For information about NZDipBus results and certification, send your inquiry to the NZQA Records team.

Information for Tertiary Education Organisations

NZQA sends updates and information on the NZDipBus to Tertiary Education Organisations through Tertiary Circulars.

Browse the following links to find out more information about:



List of current prescriptions

National external moderation

List of expiring versions of prescriptions

National external moderation summary reports

Prescription review and development


Prescription format



Guidance for credit transfer

Results notification and issuing of diplomas

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