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Deciding to Study Digital Marketing Diploma? We Answer Your Questions 

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Are you eager to upskill with our Digital Marketing Diploma but have some reasons holding you back? We debunk common misconceptions and answer your burning questions.   

Considering studying for NZIE’s Diploma in Digital Marketing but have some concerns holding you back? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many prospective students often have questions before leaping into digital marketing education. That’s totally normal! 

In this blog post, we’ll address the most common inquiries and shed light on why they shouldn’t deter you from pursuing a career in this booming industry.  

Check out key insights from our Recruitment Super Star, Phil Woods – who has enrolled hundreds of students in the program!   

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Time Commitment: Juggling Life and Study   

A common concern for potential students is the time commitment. Many are hesitant to study for two years. They want to learn full-time but keep their full-time jobs – which can be a time crunch.   

It’s true; time commitment can be a significant consideration, especially for individuals already working full-time. However, at NZIE, we understand the challenges and have designed a flexible timetable to accommodate working professionals. We offer classes outside business hours, allowing you to balance work and study effectively. Our small class sizes also ensure personalized attention and support throughout your journey.  

“Most of our students are working in some capacity. So we’ve designed a timetable to be flexible around that. We’ve kept the bulk of the live classes outside of business hours.”  

Many of our students are parents. Those that succeed are able to communicate with their support network about their upcoming study, arrange childcare and make sure they are fully prepared. Then, when it comes to assignments, live classes and pre class work – they’re able to give 100%. 

Cost: It’s Not (Always) Free, but Worth the Investment   

While cost can be a deterrent, it shouldn’t hold you back from pursuing your dreams of upskilling.   

While residents and citizens of New Zealand are given certain privileges, the Fees-Free scheme is a government initiative aimed at first-time learners. It’s available for eligible individuals, but it’s essential to understand the criteria.   

At NZIE, we offer a comprehensive Diploma in Digital Marketing that provides industry-standard knowledge and skills. You can apply for a student loan via StudyLink to finance your education, and the investment will pay off in the form of exciting career opportunities and growth potential. Not to mention a competitive salary that will make your study a worthwhile investment!  

Timing: Plan Accordingly for Optimal Success   

Life is busy – we get it! You may have a holiday planned or have just started a new job. Circumstances can change, making you unable to study at the time you originally planned.   

Timing can be crucial in your decision to pursue our Diploma in Digital Marketing.  

At NZIE, we offer multiple intakes, allowing you to plan and choose a time that aligns with your commitments. We want you to succeed, so we encourage open communication during enrolment to find the most suitable timing for your journey.  

Fear of Switching Careers: Take the Leap with Confidence   

“Students might be reluctant to enrol because they hesitate to switch careers. That’s okay; it shows they are thinking seriously and not just jumping in without doing the homework.”  

Switching careers can be intimidating, but it’s also an opportunity for growth and personal fulfilment. Don’t let fear hold you back from exploring a booming industry like digital marketing. Our diploma program provides comprehensive training and support, helping you gain the skills and confidence to transition successfully. We celebrate students from diverse backgrounds, and our program is designed to cater to individuals with varied experiences.  

Check out these stories of our diverse graduates; Chantel, who owns her own business; Kate, freshly graduated from University and is new to the workforce; busy Mum and career changer Caitlin; mature student Jenni; and ex-barber to now digital marketing specialist Blake.   

Low Confidence and Doubt: Personalized Support for Success   

A common fear is from people who haven’t studied in a long time – “going back to school” can be daunting!  

If it’s been a while since you last studied, feeling a lack of confidence is understandable. 

However, at NZIE, we pride ourselves on being a boutique institute with small class sizes. Our dedicated tutors and personalized support ensure you receive the care and attention needed to excel.  

We welcome students from different walks of life, and approximately 40% of our enrolments come from work experience backgrounds (check out this success story of Bronwyn, who was accepted on work experience). You’ll find a diverse community where everyone’s unique experiences are valued.  

If you’re considering studying for NZIE’s Diploma in Digital Marketing, don’t be deterred by common misconceptions.

With flexible timetables, fee support, investment options, multiple intakes, and personalized support, we aim to provide a supportive environment for you to thrive in the digital world upon graduation.   

Enquire today about our Diploma, and Phil will be in touch with you to chat more about the next step!   

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Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Level 2 qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR mid B1 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizen or resident; or have Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

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Student loans available through Study Link. Check if you are eligible here. 

Fees-Free Study.  

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN)

If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

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