Diploma in Small Business

& Project Management

  • Level 5
  • 38 weeks - full-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, or want to increase your business objectives, this diploma programme is for you.

Learn new skills and progress your business at the same time. You’ll use project management techniques to carry out two different projects to grow your business – a marketing and operations project, and a project of your choice – all supported by one-on-one business mentoring to help speed up your learning.

At the end of the programme, you may already notice positive changes in your business – but more importantly, you’ll be well prepared to grow your business and apply project management skills in a variety of business situations.

When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) Level 5

You'll learn about:

  • business and project planning
  • industry and market analysis
  • operations and customer service
  • marketing, accounting and finance.

How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 1 x 3-hour class per week
  • 12 hours of mentoring across the programme (3 hours per kōnae ako, negotiated between you and your kaiako)
  • 2 x 1-day wānanga (6 hours each)

In addition to these attendance hours, you’ll be expected to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 29 hours per week

In some locations this programme might be provided by an approved sub-contract arrangement.

Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident
  • reside in New Zealand
  • have successfully completed a Level 4 qualification or higher
  • satisfy one of the following requirements:
    • be in the process of establishing a business for which they already have a business plan
    • be an existing business owner, or
    • be involved in the management of an existing small business for which they can initiate and implement projects
  • have access to an internet-connected device to access, engage and participate with programme requirements in our learner management system

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Further higher-level business studies at other institutions may be an option.

I want to use my qualification

You'll graduate with a NZQA-approved qualification showing you have the academic and practical knowledge to run a business. Plus you'll have two completed projects to show your ability to manage projects successfully.

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