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Pathways to higher qualifications

Partners in New Zealand and Overseas

Students who have an IELTS of 5.5 with no band less than 5 and who have subsequently successfully completed the Concordia Institute of Business, Certificate of University Preparation for International Students Level 3, have direct entry into the following Massey University degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Applied Economics
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Studies


Students having satisfactorily completed the Diploma in Business Level 5 can progress to the second year of BA (Hons) Business Studies at the University of Northampton. Graduates of the Diploma in Business Management (Advanced) Level 6 can progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Business and Management at the University.


Ntec and Southern Institute of Technology have an agreement for cross-crediting and recognition of prior learning whereby students who have completed the National Diploma in Computing Level 5 and the Diploma in Computing Level 6 at Ntec may gain up to 210 credits towards the Bachelor of Information Technology at SIT.


Ntec’s Diploma in Business Accounting course is accredited by ACCA. Students who complete the programme can complete the ACCA F9 exam and continue with the professional level without doing any of F1 to F8 ACCA examinations. Students can progress with the ACCA qualification within a ten year time limit from the date of registration.


Students who successfully completed Diploma in Management Level 5 or Level 6 have credits towards Bachelor of Business (Management and Marketing Majors) at Unitec Institute of Technology (Auckland, NZ).


Graduates of the Diploma in Commerce Level 5, Diploma of Business Management Level 5, Level 6 (Advanced), and Diploma in Business Management (with specialisations) Level 7 with a minimum “B” (3.00/4.33) GDA have a pathway at Royal Roads University into the third year of

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management


The Bay of Plenty Polytechnic was established in 1982 and each year thousands of students take certificate, diploma and degree programmes in a range of areas. Ntec works in partnership with the Polytechnic for international marketing support and the provision of facilities in Auckland.


Students enrolled on the Diploma of Computing Level 7 have the option to gain a Professional Bachelor of Computer Technology from Asia eUniversity subject to the University’s review and acceptanceof the student’s qualifications prior to commencing the Diploma of Computing Level 7.

Graduates of the NIE Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy Level 6 may apply for entry into the Weltec Bachelor of Counselling (Level 7) subject to the successful completion of an interview and RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) assessment.


Graduates of the National Diploma Hospitality Level 5 gain advanced standing into Le Cordon Bleu Bachelor of Business degree in Hotel or Restaurant Management. Graduates of the National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 4 gain advanced standing into the Le Cordon Bleu Diplome Avance de Gestion Culinaire. This pathway arrangement is with the Le Cordon Bleu campuses in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia.


The pathways study programme provides credit towards Wintec’s Bachelor of Business Studies programme for students who have successfully completed the Concordia Institute of Business, Diploma of Business Management Level 5 and Diploma of Business Management (Advanced) Level 6.


Students who have successfully completed our Business or Computing Diploma at Level 5, 6 or 7 and meet the academic and English entry requirements for QUT programmes, are eligible to apply for advanced standing.


"Fonefix Limited has been involved with the Aspire2 Work programme for the past 2 years.  We’ve found the programme to suit our needs very well, enabling us to bring suitably qualified internship candidates into our business for a 3 month period, which benefits both Fonefix and the intern.  Some interns have successfully moved into full employment with us, others have moved onto other opportunities, having gained valuable practical experience in the technology industry."

Andrew Lobb Managing Director, Fonefix Ltd
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