NZ Diploma in Business (Level 5)

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 5

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Do you mean business?

Annika Hoitink (left) School of Business student worked with Amanda Liddle, ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay at the Hawke’s Bay Business Hub.

Get your future sorted with a business diploma from EIT | Te Pūkenga.

This programme is practically orientated, providing you with a firm understanding of business in New Zealand along with the most valuable attributes that are required in the modern business era. You can choose to major in either accounting or leadership and management.

Once completed, you can progress directly to the second year of the Bachelor of Business Studies or Bachelor of Accounting.


This programme will enable you to think conceptually and adapt to change. In particular, the programme is designed to:

  • Apply a broad range of business knowledge and skills as well as specialised knowledge and skills in selected fields of business.
  • Be proactive to changes in the local, national and global business environment.
  • Demonstrate business competencies including problem solving, decision-making, negotiating and using technology effectively.
  • Develop and manage innovative approaches to business.
  • Practise business in a legal, sustainable, ethical and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Communicate, collaborate and build networks effectively with a diverse range of individuals, teams and organisations.
  • Gather, select and analyse information from a range of sources to inform business practice.
  • Take responsibility for continued learning and career opportunities.

While you’re studying for your business diploma at EIT | Te Pūkenga you can also expect a supportive environment with small classes and positive, experienced lecturers. A further advantage is readily available one-to-one advice on course selection targeted towards your career.

Please feel free to contact us by phone about your study options. You can also visit the EIT | Te Pūkenga Hawke’s Bay or Tairāwhiti campus to view our facilities.

Your future career and study opportunities


Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in accounting roles such as:

  • Finance Administrator
  • Inventory Controller
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable Officer
  • Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions

Leadership and Management strand

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment as a manager/leader within New Zealand and International business entities.

Study pathway

You could progress onto:

  • Business qualifications at degree level
  • Directly enter into year two of the EIT | Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Business Studies or Bachelor of Accounting
  • Relevant industry or professional qualifications at Level 6 or above


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements

Entry with credit

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.