Diploma Courses

If you're looking to become work-ready in New Zealand but don't want to complete a bachelor's degree, then a Diploma could be the perfect option for you! With a range of geographic locations, including Auckland, Wellington and Otago, as well as study options including part-time and online courses, there's a choice for everyone!

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Hospitality & Tourism Diploma

Take a trip to your true potential Including the Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management, this Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism is a launchpad for a career in an exciting industry. Explore the option of working as a travel agent, bartende...

New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) (Auckland Only)

This programme is designed for those looking to gain an entry-level role as a web developer. You’ll also gain the practical IT and professional skills needed to succeed in your IT career. On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to build...

Diploma in Excel & Diploma in Xero Package

Get two industry-recognised qualifications and become a Xero & Excel expert! This package combines the Diploma in Xero and the Diploma in Excel. It will give you a comprehensive and workforce ready understanding of both Excel and Xero, giving you e...

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Diploma in Excel & Diploma in MYOB Package

Get two professional qualifications and become an MYOB & Excel expert! This course combines the Diploma in MYOB Package and the Diploma in Excel Package. It will provide you with comprehensive and workforce ready Excel and MYOB skills required for...

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Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism

Gain an endorsed Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism! Learn how to be a responsible, qualified bartender, a capable, certified travel agent, a competent, recognised hotel manager and a knowledgeable, acknowledged restaurateur. This course is endorsed...

Diploma in Xero & Diploma in MYOB Package

Start at Xero and accelerate your career prospects With MYOB and Xero Certification under your belt as part of the Diploma in Xero & Diploma in MYOB Package you can hit job interviews with highly marketable skills. Show your boss how much you deser...

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Medical Secretary Diploma

Become a qualified medical secretary and work in a medical practice or department. This course will teach you all the vital skills you need to work in a medical environment. You’ll learn about medical terminology, and medical transcription, plus how to...

Diploma in Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare

Make a career-smart move. Designed in collaboration with experts, get the training & skillset that the industry is looking out for. This package contains 7 courses designed to cover the most important fundamentals of animal care and welfare across...

Diploma in Aged Care & Community Support

Make a difference in the community This Diploma can help you work towards a meaningful role in caregiving in a home or community setting. Learn solution-focused counselling techniques, understand ways seniors can adapt to change, and how to effectively...

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) (AKL Only)

This programme prepares you to work in a range of entry-level support roles in an organisation, which may include employment in roles such as computer technician, service desk or technical support, or provide a pathway to further IT related study. Grad...

New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6) (AKL Only)

Be part of the change that technology is making to our world. This qualification will prepare you to enter employment in roles such as a network professional in a service environment. You will be capable of configuring, maintaining and monitoring netwo...

New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) (AKL Only)

This programme is designed for people seeking to focus on one or more application domains such as general application development, web development, games development and mobile applications development. The aim of this programme is to provide students...

What is a diploma? 

In New Zealand, a diploma course gives you a qualification slightly below that of a bachelor’s degree. It’s usually taught through tertiary education and includes work placement or a traineeship in order to give you a qualification that will be genuinely useful in the workplace. Further study options exist in the form of an advanced diploma, postgraduate diploma, master’s degree or bachelor degree.

You can complete a Diploma course in several specialisations, including:

  • Human Resources
  • Hospitality and Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology and Information Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business Administration
  • Project Management
  • Languages, including Maori and English

How to study a diploma course:

You can complete a diploma course in a variety of ways at a variety of education providers. Most schools offer Diploma courses, with a number of universities, including the University of Auckland, Massey University and the Auckland University of Technology.

A New Zealand Diploma may be able to be completed after a short course such as a Certificate III or Certificate IV, provided students met other requirements such as English Language skills. There are several full-time and part-time study options for students who have other commitments.

If you’ve already completed study, then you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning, just as when you’ve completed your diploma you may be able to complete an undergraduate degree, postgraduate study or a postgraduate certificate depending on your completed diploma.

For more information about a student visa, how to receive a new zealand offer, tuition fees and more, enquire about a specific course above!

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