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Business, Tourism and IT


A career in business, tourism or IT could be your passport to the world!

2020 PROGRAMMES


 

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Business

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Business context

  • Dunedin and Auckland (international students only)
  • Dunedin: 1 semester full-time (part-time options - conditions apply); Auckland: 17 weeks full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Want to gain the skills needed for higher level learning? This Certificate will teach you what is needed for diploma- and degree-level study in a business context. Successful completion will guarantee you entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) or the Bachelor of Applied Management as long as you meet the stated English Language requirements for the specific programme,

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time: part-time options available
  • Level 3
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Want to kickstart your administrative career? Or perhaps you want to formalise your existing skills? Then this is the qualification for you! It takes systems knowledge and expertise to provide great service to the rest of the team and increase productivity. This part-time programme will give you the skills you need to help take your career to the next level.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Take that next step in your career by learning the finer points of delivering great administrative support. Are you already working in an administrative role and looking for that next challenge? This programme will give you the skills and confidence to do just that and will enhance your career prospects.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting) or (Leadership and Management)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 5
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Focus on the skills you need to work effectively and successfully in a range of operational roles in business with this industry-relevant qualification. Acquire the abilities and knowledge to make you a valued employee who can contribute from day one in an organisation or prepare for higher levels of learning and development.

Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Dunedin or Auckland (international students only)
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

Develop fundamental management understanding and skills that will allow you to work in a range of management roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a well-respected business degree as this programme has industry experiences at its centre. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience and in Dunedin you can specialise in up to two majors from your second year.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (Dunedin or Central Otago; domestic students only in Central)

  • Dunedin (domestic or international) or Central Otago (domestic only)
  • 1 year full time; part-time options (for domestic students only)
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Want to learn more about a specific area of management to complement your existing degree or career aspirations? Gain vital practical experience with a significant industry-based research project and graduate with a solid understanding of the dynamic environment in which managers operate.

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Tourism

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This exciting, hands-on certificate will give you the skills to provide a quality visitor experience through your in-depth knowledge of New Zealand tourism destinations. Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a variety of roles in the tourism industry, in areas such as customer service and sales, and in front line, attraction and activity positions.

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Keen to hold supervisory positions in the tourism and travel industry? Then this is the qualification for you! Learn how to effectively implement processes that actively support and enhance the visitor experience and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments. A fieldtrip to a tourist region, guest speakers and local tourism enterprise visits will help to build knowledge and connect theory and practice.

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Information Technology

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February or July
  • Apply until start date

Gain an in-depth introduction to computing and software. This qualification gives you the foundation you need to enter the Bachelor of Information Technology or other IT programmes.

Bachelor of Information Technology

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Develop high-level technical and problem-solving skills and a solid theoretical understanding of IT concepts in this hands-on degree.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Increase your specialist IT knowledge and skills.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Auckland delivery

  • Auckland
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

This exciting new programme has been specifically designed for international students. It will provide you with the professional skills that you will need to work effectively in the New Zealand IT and business environment.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Dunedin

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Are you looking to intensively develop your IT expertise or would like to increase your knowledge? This qualification will take your skills to another level!