New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5)

If you are an experienced Administrator, you can choose to study this diploma with our Assessment of Prior Learning Centre, Capable NZ. We can measure your existing knowledge and experience against this qualification, and you can then fill in the gaps.

About the programme 

Are you an experienced administrator?

This programme is delivered through Capable NZ - our assessment of prior learning centre. 

It proves you have the knowledge and skills to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and/or projects.  

As a graduate, you’ll be able to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet an organisation’s needs, and know how to manage, analyse, evaluate and improve administrative systems and processes. 

Our study partner, eCampus NZ, also offer this programme fully online.

Studying part-time

We know full-time study isn't always possible. You can also study this programme part-time, over 40 weeks. 

The Capable NZ difference 

The Capable NZ process centres on you and your own career – you’ll reflect on where you’ve come from, where you are now, and where you want to go.

You will:

  • identify early experiences and influences that have shaped you, and how these relate to your working life
  • analyse your work and life experiences and skills, and evaluate your strengths and capabilities
  • identify, access and research relevant practice theories, models, tools, frameworks, and reflect on how these might inform and influence your work
  • complete in-depth case studies that critically explore and analyse key learning experiences from your work or community life, and align these with academic research
  • undertake learning to fill any gaps in your knowledge or experience.

One key point of difference with Capable NZ study is that you complete in-depth case studies to critically analyse learning experiences from your career or community life and consider how these meet the requirements of your chosen qualification.

This programme is worth 120 credits. You'll complete 60 credits during your study and the other 60 credits will be awarded via Recognition of Prior Learning (APL). 

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.