New Zealand Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management) (Level 5)

40 Weeks

Gain key HR skills, from recruitment to Health and Safety and learning and development.

You can be the people person!

Have you always had a penchant for people management? Can you see yourself in an HR role but you’re just not quite sure how to get there? If this sounds like your dream and you want to pursue it, then take the first step! You can gain the knowledge and expertise to add this capability to your management repertoire.

Who is this for?

Do you have a desire to work in the HR field, and you need a stronger understanding of the wide range of competencies and how to deliver on them effectively? Or maybe you are already working in HR and you want to formalise your skills and take the next step? This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to move forward in your career with the comfort that comes with a recognised qualification.

What you will learn

  • The core competencies required by an HR professional - From recruitment to Health and Safety and learning and development, the HR world is full of challenge and opportunity. The skill base required is varied and challenging, and its important that you have a great knowledge of all aspects of HR so you can contribute effectively and appropriately. You will learn about the core areas of this integral business component and how to deliver on them effectively and well.
  • Minimise risk - A strong legal and ethical framework drives the HR function within both small and large organisations. It’s important that you understand the legalities associated with this field of work and that you know how to apply them effectively to minimise business risk.
  • Health and Safety - Ensuring staff are safe in the workplace is a core function of any HR team. There are strict regulations around Health and Safety requirements and its essential that all businesses get these right. You will gain a sound understanding of requirements and the tools to enable you to deliver effectively on these for your organisation.
  • Succession Planning - Great organisations plan for future success. They know how to develop and grow their people to ensure knowledge is shared and that the business will continue under changed circumstances. The HR team has a role to play in identifying prospective up and comers in the business and arming them with the skills to take on future leadership roles. You will learn how to deliver effectively on this component.
  • Performance Management - Businesses need their people and teams to be high performing. Great HR people can identify and deliver on that outcome ensuring you maximise individual potential and deal with poor performance as required. You will gain an understanding of the tools and techniques to maximise people performance.

Courses in this programme

Compulsory courses

  • NZB501 Organisations in a New Zealand Context
  • NZB502 Business Environments
  • NZB503 Business Functions
  • NZB504 Understanding Change

Human Resource Management Strand

  • NZDB517 Introduction to Human Resources
  • NZDB518 Introduction to Health and Safety Management
  • NZDB519 Change and HR Initiatives
  • NZDB520 People and Development

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants must have:

  • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and
  • Fifty credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing; and
  • The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at Literacy requirements for University Entrance.
  • or equivalent to the above, or New Zealand University Entrance.

English requirements
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those applicants for whom English is not a first language must have:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 issued within the last two years, with not less than 5.5 in any category; or
  • A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 60 in the computer-based test (with a writing score of 20), or at least 550 in the paper-based test (with an essay score of 5 TWE), issued in the last two years; or
  • A qualification equivalent to the above; or
  • Complete two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieve either NCEA Level 3 or New Zealand University Entrance or both.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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January 3, 2022
August 31, 2023
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Weekly coaching support sessions and study spaces are available at our campuses throughout Te Tai Tokerau for eCampus learners. You will be able to meet new people, gain support from an experienced tutor in this field, put a face to the names on your forums and learn more about the course.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Accord Trust Scholarship

This scholarship provides fee discounts to eCampus learners enrolled at NorthTec in 2022. Awards up to $4000 ($16,444 available in total) to students ineligible for any other fees-free options.  Students enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships you must:

  • Be enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ
  • Be ineligible for any other fees-free options

How to apply

Submit the Accord Trust Scholarship online application form. Applications for this scholarship can be submitted any time up until 30 November 2022.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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