Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management, Marketing and Sales, and Project Management
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business Management
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have business knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of operational business contexts.

Graduates will be able to contribute to the achievement of business operational objectives, through the application of knowledge and skills, in an ethical and inclusive manner, in accordance with ngā kaupapa o te Tiriti o Waitangi (the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi), and in a multi-cultural environment.

The qualification includes strands that allow graduates to apply knowledge and skills in a range of specialised business operational contexts. Some strands can lead to further credentialing by professional bodies.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Analyse the operational impact of internal and external environments on a business entity to inform decision-making.
- Apply broad knowledge of the principles and current practices of operations, accounting, marketing/sales, human resources, and risk management, to support the performance of a business entity.
- Contribute operationally to innovation and organisational change in a business entity.
- Develop and maintain operational business relationships with stakeholders to support the performance of a business entity.
- Apply knowledge of te Tiriti o Waitangi to analyse how the resulting bi-cultural partnership can be applied to operational business activities and relationships.
- Apply professional and ethical practices with integrity, in accordance with the operational environmental, social and cultural requirements of the context, and apply personal and interpersonal skills to contribute to the achievement of business operational objectives.

Graduates of the Accounting strand will also be able to:
- Record and process a wide range of financial transactions, including the use of appropriate dedicated accounting software.
- Apply tax rules for individuals and small businesses to ensure compliance.
- Apply accounting concepts and standards to prepare financial statements and reports.
- Interpret and communicate financial and non-financial information to a variety of internal and external stakeholders to assist them in making decisions.
- Prepare and communicate budgets to internal stakeholders and monitor the business's performance against them.
- Evaluate financial and business risk of an entity and identify the internal controls that could be applied to minimise or mitigate the risk.
- Act in accordance with the accounting profession's Code of Ethics.

Graduates of the Administration and Technology strand will also be able to:
- Manage business administration functions, operations, and/or projects, to support the entity's operational goals.
- Select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to enhance the entity's performance.
- Manage and evaluate administrative systems and processes and recommend improvements.

Graduates of the Human Resource Management strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of the principles and practices of HR functions for recruitment, development, performance management, and health and safety within an entity.
- Adapt to changes in given organisational context/s with effective HR strategies.
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders to provide HR-specific information and advice within a recognised industry ethical framework.

Graduates of the Leadership and Management strand will also be able to:
- Identify operational issues and challenges and apply techniques for continuous improvement to support the entity's performance.
- Contribute to business planning to support the entity's performance.
- Lead others to implement activities, including change processes, within the entity's plans to support its performance.
- Manage projects within scope, resources, and time.
- Develop strategies for a positive workplace culture and team engagement, to value diversity and to support the entity's performance.
- Monitor compliance to meet internal and external requirements.

Graduates of the Marketing and Sales strand will also be able to:
- Apply marketing and sales principles and processes, including consideration of the role of the entity's brand.
- Advise management on existing and emerging marketing and sales issues, based on secondary research.
- Use existing technology, and show awareness of emerging technology, in a range of marketing contexts and/or delivery platforms.
- Communicate persuasively and purposefully, using buyer decision-making process and negotiation, with customers and prospects to achieve marketing and sales outcomes..
- Apply self-management and interpersonal skills for effective relationship management.

Graduates of the Project Management strand will also be able to:
- Manage projects through their entire life cycle using project management knowledge, tools, and techniques.
- Manage stakeholder engagement through the project life cycle.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on from:
- New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) [Ref: 2461]
- New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4) [Ref: 2455]
- New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) [Ref: 2457]
- New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 2456]
- New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) [Ref: 2462].

This qualification may lead to:
- New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management, Māori Business and Management, Marketing and Sales, and Real Estate [Ref: 2460]
- relevant business qualifications at Level 6 or above
- relevant industry or professional qualifications at Level 6 or above.

Achievement of this qualification with the Accounting strand may equip graduates to meet the academic entry requirements for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand's Accounting Technician (AT) College.

Achievement of this qualification with the Administration and Technology strand may equip graduates towards certification by the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand's (AAPNZ).

Achievement of this qualification with the Project Management strand may equip graduates towards credentials from the Project Management Institute and other professional bodies in Project Management.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification with the Accounting strand will be able to apply in-depth accounting and finance knowledge and skills to inform operational business decisions in a variety of business entities in accounting and business roles. Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions.

Graduates of the Administration and Technology strand may be employed in a wide range of administration roles in a variety of sectors. Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups.

Graduates of the Human Resource Management strand may be employed in a variety of business entities in entry-level Human Resource roles or in management roles.

Graduates of the Leadership and Management strand may be employed in a managerial/leadership operational role within New Zealand business entities.

Graduates of the Marketing and Sales strand may be employed in marketing and sales entry-level roles in a variety of business entities. Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer marketing and sales functions.

Graduates of the Project Management strand may be employed as project managers in a variety of business entities. Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer project management roles.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 31 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2459
Status Current
Created January 2015
Last Reviewed August 2017
Next Review August 2025
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