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

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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Program description

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.


To complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5) the following courses are available. You can speak to one of our enrolment coordinators to work out a study path.

  • Understanding Change
  • Business Functions
  • Business Environments
  • Organisations in a New Zealand Context
  • Applied Project Management
  • Project Management Tools
  • Project Management Methodologies
  • Project Management Principles

Career and study pathways

On completion of this qualification you will have the skills and knowledge to take on an entry level role in project management either for a corporate or volunteer entity.

Benefits to you

Understand Project Management Principles

This qualification will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the core principles and components of project management. From business justification through to defining deliverables and continuous project improvement, you will benefit from developing a sound awareness of all facets of project management.

Learn the range of Project Management methodologies

The range of Project Management methodologies is vast. There are many tools available and finding one that works well for your task is important. Understand PMBOK, PRINCE 2, Six sigma and Agile, among the many project management options. Compare these methodologies and select the most appropriate for your project.

Awareness of Project Management tools

The range of modern software tools available to assist you take your project to a successful conclusion is significant. Knowing which tool to use during a project life cycle phase is important and you also need to know how to use these tools effectively. This qualification will help you gain a sound awareness of the tools available and how to apply them within your business environment.

Gain hands on knowledge

Take advantage of the opportunity to work through a real-life project and understand the selection of tools, software and methodologies to get a great outcome. Apply your new-found project management skills to take a project through all stages of a project life cycle.

How long will it take?

This qualification is made up of eight courses. Each course is delivered over 9 weeks. NZQA guidelines suggest up to 150 hours of total study time for a 15 credit course. So to complete one of the courses successfully in the 9 weeks you must be prepared to devote approximately 16.5 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level this may vary to a certain degree.

How will I learn?

You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with TANZ eCampus. You can work and learn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.

Admission requirements

Applicants under 20 years old

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 1 or 2 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Applicants 20 years or over

For applicants 20 years or over, there are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. This information will used to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the NZ Diploma in Business Programme.

English Language Requirements

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)

University of Cambridge English Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 42

City & Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 42

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Tuition fees

NZ$18,900 per year.
*Fees are valid for study in 2020

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About this institute

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), established in 1905, is today the northern South Island’s premier education provider of post-secondary school education through to postgraduate level. NMIT is a Category 1 ranked institution by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and...

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

322 Hardy Street
7042 Nelson
New Zealand

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