Aspire2 New Zealand Diploma in Business - Level 5

2019 intake dates: 9 Jan, 20 Feb, 20 Mar, 22 May, 19 Jun, 21 Aug, 11 Sep, 27 Nov, 4 Dec

Understanding the fundamentals of business – accounting, technology, leadership and more – will give you a good foundation for your career in business. The course focuses on developing your business knowledge and skills to open opportunities for employment in the business world, or for further study.  

Once you have completed this programme there are many employment pathways open to you:

With the Accounting strand, you will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in accounting roles.

With the Administration and Technology strand, you will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide variety of administration roles.

With the Leadership and Management strand, you will have the skills and knowledge to work at an operational level within business entities.

Am I eligible?

This programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. You need a Certificate in Business Level 3 or 4, or completion of New Zealand Year 12 secondary schooling; or international equivalent; and/or appropriate work experience (We will accept 17 year old applicants in Auckland only).

English Language requirement

For international students: If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must:

provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 5.5 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.0
Pearson Academic Test
have a Pearson Academic Test score of 42 and above with no individual band score less than 36
have a B2 Communicator Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

The information is accurate as of December 2018

120 credits
1 Academic Year

Content & delivery

Delivered by: Aspire2 International Business & Technology

This qualification will equip you with a broad range of practical business, leadership, and relationship skills and knowledge. You can study a combination of core and elective papers to make sure you are qualified for your choice of role.  

Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal. 

You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Core Papers

  • Business Marketing
  • Organisational Communication
  • Intro to Business in New Zealand

Elective Papers

  • Accounting Strand:
  • Accounting Controls
  • Budgeting and Taxation
  • Accounting Processes
  • Administrative and Technology Strand:
  • Technology in Business
  • Business System Administration
  • Business Functions
  • Leadership and Management Strand:
  • Leadership
  • Managing People
  • Operational Management

On completion of this programme

Graduates will have the skills required to integrate well into New Zealand organisations and contribute confidently within a range of organisation frameworks and functions.

They will be able to:

  • Illustrate the ability to use accounting software for businesses and payroll software in the work place
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of concepts, academic theories and models underpinning managerial accounting, financial accounting taxation, audit and assurance, and financial management
  • Think critically and systematically about business problems and issues and propose solutions
  • Analyse and make recommendations in respect of business financial issues and submission of capital investment reports

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone aged 17 and over.
You must hold a Certificate in Business Level 3 or 4; or completion of New Zealand Year 12 secondary schooling; or international equivalent; and/or appropriate work experience.

International students

If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must: 

  • be 17 years of age or older
  • provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 5.5 (Academics), with no individual band less than 5.0; or Pearson Test with overall score of 42-49; or pass our English Entry Test


First year fees:

  • Tuition - $17250
  • Resource - $1750
  • Registration - $250
  • Insurance (14 months) - $550
  • Bank fee - $50

Total 1st year - $19850

Second year fees (NZ Diploma in Business Level 6):

  • Tuition - $11000
  • Resource - $750
  • Insurance - $450

Total 2nd year - $11000

Total fees for two years - $32050

Your pathway

Your potential career path after study

  • Customer Service Rep / Receptionist
  • Office Administrator
  • Assistant Office Manager / Team Leader
  • Office Manager
  • Regional/Area Sales Manager
  • Customer Services Manager / General Manager
  • CEO

How to apply

  • 1 Apply online
  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Apply for visa

    Once your student visa is approved, we will arrange your accommodation (if you wish) and airport pick-up

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