Qualification Overview

Qualification Title National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-media) (Level 5)
Qualification Type National Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Communication and Media Studies » Journalism, Communication and Media Studies
  • Community and Social Services » Journalism
Strategic Purpose Statement
The National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-media) is the pre-workplace qualification for employment in professional journalism. Holders of this qualification are recognised by industry as having the newsroom entry level skills necessary to work in their chosen area of specialisation, which may be magazine, newspaper, radio, television, or internet.

The qualification is made up of compulsory standards, plus an elective section. The

compulsory standards are designed to recognise the broad range of skills required of the working journalist. The elective section is designed to give providers some flexibility in the programmes that they offer and to cater for the specialist knowledge required by each sector of the journalism industry.

Graduates are able to gather information and write news stories for publication and broadcast in accordance with the minimum standards for professional journalism and to meet the publishable standard. The range of topics for the stories includes: local government activities; court reporting; current events; Maoridom; and numerics and statistics. They have an understanding of media law and ethics and are able to produce photographs from news and internet assignments.

Other skills they may have selected from the elective section, depending on their specialisation, include: design and layout; writing about diversity; writing for broadcast on radio or television; feature writing; producing photographs and slide shows; and video packages or news story editing for posting on the internet.

This qualification is achieved off-job using simulated scenarios and is not part of a professional journalism course.

People achieving this qualification may go on to complete the National Diploma in Applied Journalism (Level 6) [Ref: 1485].
Employment pathways
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Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 4 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 0326
Status Expiring
Created June 1997
Last Reviewed June 2016
Last Date For Entry December 2018
Expires December 2020
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