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

40 Weeks
Online Supported

Get a well-rounded understanding of the core principles and components of project management.

You can lead that project from start to finish!

Project Management is a challenging yet rewarding field of expertise. The sense of fulfilment achieved when a project reaches successful completion is satisfying and energising. If you want to understand and deliver excellence from a project management perspective, then this qualification will give you strong foundations to help achieve that goal.

Who is this for?

Graduates of this qualification will have the knowledge and skill to feel comfortable taking on an entry level role in project management. This might be for a commercial entity, or it might be for a community group. You will gain the expertise to take the first steps in your Project Management career.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification, you will know how 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.

You will also learn how to:  

  • Manage projects through their entire life cycle using project management knowledge, tools, and techniques.
  • Manage stakeholder engagement through the project life cycle.

Courses in this programme

Compulsory courses

  • BSNS5001 Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context
  • BSNS5002 Business Environments
  • BSNS5003 Business Functions
  • BSNS5004 Change and Innovation

Project Management Strand

  • BSNS5601 Project Management Principles
  • BSNS5602 Project Management Methodologies
  • BSNS5603 Project Management Tools
  • BSNS5604 Applied Project Management

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 offered either as online-only, or online-supported.

This programme is not open to international students.

Youth Guarantee Fund*

If you are aged 16 to 24, you could study for FREE as part of the government's Youth Guarantee fund. To qualify for the Youth Guarantee fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete an application for a course that is covered by the Youth Guarantee fund.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be 16 to 24 years old at the time the course starts. Learners who are 15 years old and hold Ministry approved early leaving exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

Priority places will be given to students who:

  • have not yet achieved NCEA Level 1 or NCEA Level 2; or
  • have completed a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification through a Youth Guarantee provision programme.

All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Programme entry criteria may apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

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Online Supported
New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5)
Dates:
Monthly Intakes
TBC
Delivery:
Full Time (Part Time Available)
Price:
Fees:
$2,536
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
Price:
Fees:
$2,607
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
(2023)
International
International Fees:
(2024)
Price:
TBC

Learn online with Open Polytechnic, with regional support by NorthTec:

  • Access to a NorthTec facilities – computer/meeting room access, library and student support.
  • Local workshops – optional workshops where you can be supported in your online learning with others studying the same programme as you. Located in Whangārei, Ngāwhā and Kaitaia.
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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.

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