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NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) - Level 5

Overview

The Business Management Programme, offered by Aspire2, incorporating the NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management), is a Level 5 qualification.

It has been developed in a flexible online-learning format which offers learners an opportunity to gain a nationally recognized business qualification while studying from home, or their workplace.

The aim of the NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) is to provide participants with:

  • Knowledge and skills in personal, workplace and enterprise management
  • Practical experience in using their learning in simulated and real enterprise settings
  • The ability and confidence to transfer their learning into their future lives.

The NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) is an NZQA approved 120 credit nationally recognized qualification. Students complete three compulsory papers at 20 credits each, and three 20 credit option papers toward the Leadership and Management strand. Successful completion of all six papers is required to gain the awards and qualifications listed above.


Compulsory Papers (all three must be completed)

  • DBN501 – Introduction to Business in New Zealand (20 credits)
  • DBN506 – Organisational Communication (20 credits)
  • DBN505 – Business Marketing (20 credits)

Option Papers towards the Leadership and Management strand (all three must be completed)

  • DBN507 – Team Management and Cooperation (20 credits)
  • DBN508 – Leadership (20 credits)
  • DBN509 – Operations Management (20 credits)


8 Quick Facts

This is an online-learning programme which enables you to study from anywhere in NZ.

  1. You will learn generalised and specialised business knowledge in a New Zealand context, including: marketing, organisational communication, team management, leadership, and operations management
  2. The programme is of high quality, is highly recognised, and NZQA approved
  3. Learn from the comfort of home… or down at the beach… or while sipping a coffee in town… anywhere, anytime
  4. Consists of 6 introductory papers at level five of the NZQA national qualification framework
  5. No tertiary academic prerequisites for entry, however it is recommended that you have completed a Level 4 programme prior to undertaking Level 5 study, and have at least two years' work experience.
  6. You will need to commit approximately 20 hours per week to study (part-time), or 40 hours per week (full-time)
  7. A 66 week study plan and assignment schedule will be set for you (34 weeks for full-time study)
  8. Support throughout the course is via Moodle, email, and free phone. We can assist you in many ways that can make your study easier and faster.

Is this qualification for you?

  • YES, if you are working full-time or part-time already, and would like to up-skill yourself with managerial skills and knowledge
  • YES, if you are looking to move up to a management or leadership position
  • YES, if you have completed a Level 4 in Business or Management and/or would like to progress onto a degree level programme
  • YES, if you can’t afford to stop work and need to up-skill in your own time


Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5), you will have the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in management or leadership roles at an operational level with New Zealand businesses.


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PROGRAMME CONTENT

Introduction to Business in New Zealand

(DBN501)

Organisational Communication

(DBN506)

Business Marketing

(DBN505)

Team Management and Cooperation

(DBN507)

Leadership

(DBN508)

Operations Management

(DBN509)

Introduction to Business in New Zealand (DBN501)

  • 20 credits
  • Level 5
  • Core paper

Purpose:

Students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the principles and practices of: operations, accounting, sales/marketing, HR, and risk management to support the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the entity
  • Manage own and others’ learning and performance within an operational context for efficiency and effective performance of an entity

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Understand different business functions affecting an entity’s effectiveness
  • Apply knowledge of finances/accounting, the New Zealand economy, HR planning and management, and stakeholder relationships to support and sustain the effectiveness of the entity

Organisational Communication (DBN506)

  • 20 credits
  • Level 5
  • Core paper

Purpose:

Students will be able to:

  • Develop and maintain operational business relationships with stakeholders for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Apply professional and ethical behavior, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner
  • Analyse how the origin and nature of the bi-cultural partnership (as embedded in the Treaty of Waitangi) can be applied to business activities and relationships
  • Research and communicate information for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Use core communication techniques to enhance operational business relationships with stakeholders
  • Apply professional and ethical behavior using a variety of communication channels
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications in New Zealand businesses
  • Analyse how the bi-cultural partnership is applied in New Zealand business activities and relationships
  • Develop an understanding of business communication models and barriers to achieve successful communication

Business Marketing (DBN505)

  • 20 credits
  • Level 5
  • Core paper

Purpose:

Students will be able to:

  • Contribute in operational contexts to innovation and organizational change within a business entity
  • Analyse the impact of internal and external environments to entities
  • Apply problem-solving and decision-making in operational contexts for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Use planning and problem-solving techniques in marketing to enable innovation and organizational change
  • Analyse the impact of internal environments on marketing processes for an entity
  • Analyse the impact of external environmental factors on marketing processes for an entity
  • Use appropriate strategies to identify and plan marketing opportunities

Team Management and Cooperation (DBN507)

  • 20 credits
  • Level 5
  • Compulsory option paper

Purpose:

Students will be able to:

  • Negotiate and positively influence others to achieve the entity’s outcomes
  • Promote compliance with internal and external requirements
  • Develop a positive workplace culture and team engagement, for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Relate to others positively and effectively to guide others to achieve the entity’s outcomes
  • Understand moral, ethical, regulatory, and practical issues to promote compliance with internal requirements
  • Understand moral, ethical, regulatory, and practical issues to promote compliance with external requirements
  • Engage and develop individual staff for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Promote a positive team culture for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Leadership (DBN508)

  • 20 credits
  • Level 5
  • Compulsory option paper

Purpose:

Students will be able to:

  • Lead others to implement activities within the entity’s plans, including change, for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Manage projects within scope, resources, and time

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Use techniques based on leadership theories to implement activities to support efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Develop skills in managing scope and resources for projects
  • Develop skills in personal time management for effective and efficient performance
  • Develop skills in group management for effective and efficient performance


Operations Management (DBN509)

  • 20 credits
  • Level 5
  • Compulsory option paper

Purpose:

Students will be able to:

  • Identify operational issues and challenges, and apply techniques for continuous improvement for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Contribute to the business planning for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify operational issues and challenges relating to quality and performance within an entity
  • Consider and apply a range of techniques for continuous improvement
  • Contribute to operational and logistical business planning for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Awards and Qualifications

This programme contains the following qualifications:

  • NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) - Level 5

Each course successfully completed will be recognised and recorded as individual achievements in your Aspire2 student Record of Learning.


Entry Requirements

Under 20 years old:

To enrol you need to be 18 or over, and have completed the equivalent of a minimum of 4 years secondary schooling, with NCEA Level 2. 

 20 years and over:

If you are over 20, enrolment is open however you may need to demonstrate the ability to be successful at this level of study – either by providing a Curriculum Vitae or Record of Learning. It is also recommended you have at least two years’ work experience.

Ideally, applicants will have completed a Level 4 programme or higher, in any subject, or have workplace management experience.     

 If English is not your first language, you should ideally have an equivalent IELTS Academic test score of 6, and not lower than 5.5


Student Fees & Allowances

Student Loans and Allowances ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON FULL TIME STUDY OPTIONS.

There are NO STUDENT FEES if you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident over 18 years of age. Citizens of Australia, Cook Islands, Nuie and Tokelau are also eligible. We are unable to take enrolments from international students.


Administration Charge

A one-off administration charge for the programme applies of $360.00 (see the Application Form for details). The payment is required in full when you submit your application. If your application is unsuccessful, your administration charge will be refunded to you. There are no other hidden costs, or requirement to purchase textbooks.

Administration fee includes:

  • Access to Aspire2 Student Support Services
  • Access to a Moodle and course information
  • Access to tutorial and assessment support

Included in your zero-fee course are:

  • All educational materials
  • All assessments
  • Certification of a NZQA national qualification

Payment Options

Your payment options for the administration charge are: cheque, direct credit, and credit card. Payment details are on the Application & Enrolment Form.


Assessment

This qualification is assessed using achievement based assessments. Aspire2 has produced Achievement Scales to describe grades in each skill area. Assessment guides are constructed out of these scales to provide tasks, assignments or exercises. Each task or assignment is graded and an overall grade is awarded to each course. A 'C' grade or higher is required to pass each paper and learners are required to pass all 6 courses to be awarded the qualifications listed above.


Recognition of the Qualification

The NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) has been approved by NZQA as a quality assured qualification and accreditation is provided to institutions by NZQA.

 On successful completion of the NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5), students may continue their education by studying for the NZ Diploma in Business (Level 6), business qualifications at degree level, or other relevant industry or professional qualifications at Level 6 or above.


Duration

This programme is available online for students wanting the flexibility to study from anywhere, at any time. There is a pre-approved duration for the programme of 66 weeks (part-time) or 34 weeks (fulltime), however there is a little flexibility in this for extreme circumstances. These schedules include six weeks’ holidays over the part-time option, and three weeks’ holiday over the fulltime option.

 You will need to commit approximately 20 hours per week (part-time) or 40 hours per week (fulltime) to study, depending on your individual study technique and learning speed.

 A 66/34-week study plan and assignment schedule will be set for you. The dates in this schedule are the maximum time-frame for each course so you can complete within 66/34 weeks. You can finish faster by handing in assignments before the due date.


Course Start Dates

Aspire2 take ‘rolling-enrolments’, meaning you can start this programme anytime during the year. Applications are processed weekly, and your 66/34-week schedule starts from when you are approved and you have access to your e-learning platform.


Other Course Requirements

All of the necessary materials required to successfully complete assessments will be available through the online Moodle e-learning platform. For some assessments, you may like to do additional research through textbooks or the internet, however you won’t be required to purchase textbooks. You must have access to a computer, a reliable internet connection, and email (preferably with Microsoft Office or compatible programme).

Enrolment process

Our enrolment process is quick and easy.

  • 1
    Enrol

    Choose an enrolment option. Read more

  • 2
    Pay admin fee

    We accept cheque, credit card or direct deposit

  • 3
    Send application

    Fill in our online form or download, print & post it

  • 4
    Await confirmation

    We'll send you an email when we receive your application and another email when we have approved your application

  • 5
    After approval

    You will receive a courier pack with your welcome letter, handbook, study guide, assignment dates and workbooks - so you can get started straight away!

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