NZ Diploma in Business qualification versions and ownership

Qualification versions

Version 3

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

Version 2

Version two of the qualification was listed as a level 6 qualification in December 2006. Changes to the rules for credit recognition and transfer and to the reporting code for assessment of prior learning (APL) were approved in November 2010 and came into effect (as version three of the qualification) on 1 July 2011. The last date for award of version two of the qualification was 30 June 2013.

Version 1

Version one of the New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) was available between March 1995 and December 2010. Programmes leading to its predecessor, the National Certificate in Business (NCB), were first offered in 1987.

Qualification ownership

NZQA is the owner of the New Zealand Diploma in Business. The roles of NZQA in relation to the NZDipBus are to:

  • establish and maintain the requirements for the qualification
  • maintain a national database of results for NZDipBus papers, and to issue result notices to students on request
  • maintain national records relating to NZDipBus graduates and to issue NZDipBus certificates on request
  • develop and maintain prescriptions for NZDipBus subjects. Prescriptions specify learning outcomes and other assessment requirements for a subject
  • manage the national external moderation system
  • service the (now dis-established) National Advisory Committee for Business Studies (NACBS)
  • communicate with the ITP sector.
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