Your
Digital Marketing
Potential,
Amplified.

Launch, change or progress your career or
business with New Zealand’s most
comprehensive digital marketing diploma

Our graduates work for:

New Zealand's most comprehensive digital marketing diploma

Develop and diversify the digital skills you need for industry-ready confidence with an NZQA approved qualification.

  • Be top of the game. Our course curriculum covers all the highly in-demand aspects of digital marketing – including social media marketing, search engine marketing and optimisation, analytics, email marketing and more.
  • Forget dull tutorials. You’ll get practical, real-world insights and skills from respected industry tutors and professionals who understand the latest trends, technologies and best practice that will make you workforce-ready in a rapidly-changing industry.
  • Learn around your lifestyle. Study online with live (not pre-recorded) lessons, accommodating timetables with lunchtime and evening classes, and both one-year (fulltime) and two-year (part-time) study options available.
  • Get ready to go places. Upskill, create your own career path and strengthen your earning potential. Our course gives you a competitive edge in the market, with skills you can apply immediately and foundational knowledge that will support you as the industry evolves.

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Get geared-up for the future of marketing.

In a world where getting seen online has never been more important, just about every business needs the skills of a digital marketer. And while we appreciate a good meme, we’re not just talking content creation, but the savvy strategy that goes with it. That means now is a pretty good time to advance your career and up your earning potential with a specialised qualification behind your name.

Choose your own adventure – agency life, side-hustle or grow your own biz? Considered one of the most in-demand jobs in 2021, our digital marketing grads can expect to step out of the classroom and into an industry abundant with options.

While many of our graduates find they’re already fending offers before the ink is even dry on their certificates, our Client Success Team is also here to help you with internships and placements to get you that all-important industry experience.

Prepped for success.

Our industry ready course content equips you with in-demand skills, and the confidence you need to create or accelerate your own career pathway.

We’ve consulted with some of the best marketing partners and agencies in the business to create a course that actually covers the current skills, tools and methodologies that digital marketers are applying everyday to grow businesses and sell products and services online. You’ll learn from industry practitioners, and connect with a range of guest experts who provide further insight into what it takes to become a successful digital marketer.

As New Zealand’s first and only NZQA-approved qualification in digital marketing, you can trust these are creds that will give you a competitive career edge. This course covers:

  • Content marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Search engine marketing
  • Data analytics
  • Digital design
  • Websites & eCommerce

Key information for students

The easy way to see qualification info

We've designed a diploma for today's learners, and tomorrow's opportunities.

  • No exhausting exams around here.
    Instead, your progress is measured through project-based assessments that incorporate everyday skills utilised in the digital marketing industry. Allowing you to cement your learnings, in a practical sense, that can be applied at your current job or in your own business.
  • You’ll never be just another number.
    We’re all about community and collaboration, with a client success team that is here to support you from the start, to finish and even post-graduation. We offer guidance throughout the course, and advice around employment and internship opportunities.
  • An accessible campus, without the commute.
    Got decent wifi? Let’s study; get all the engagement and energy of a classroom, without leaving home. You’ll learn online with live lectures alongside a supportive and diverse community of students, engaging tutors and supportive staff members. We welcome adult students of all ages and career stages, from anywhere in New Zealand.
  • Learn skills today, apply them tomorrow.
    Whether you’re looking for a new career, wanting to complement existing marketing knowledge, to need to enhance your digital abilities for your own business, you’ll learn instantly implementable skills from our industry pros.

Take the first step to a future-proofed career

You might be wondering whether this course is right for you – the best way to find out is to get in touch and have a virtual chat with our recruitment advisor, Phil. He’ll help you understand:

  • Which study options are going to work for your goals and existing commitments
  • Whether the course curriculum is a good fit your learning objectives
  • Whether you’re eligible to study with NZIE
  • How your education, work experience and transferable skills will be of benefit to you
  • What a future career with digital marketing skills could look like for you

Ready to go?

Starting learning so you can start earning.

The right investment in your education and professional development has the potential to pay off in higher lifetime earnings – especially with a course that provides you with an industry respected accreditation. And while there is plenty of potential for growth, you can expect an in-house entry-level salary of NZ$45-60k, while intermediate-level salaries start from NZ$60-80K – that’s a pretty good return on your course fees straight off the bat.

And you don’t even have to let funds hold you back from getting started; you may be eligible for interest-free financial assistance from Studylink, Fees Free and/or student allowance support to help you during your study. Got a professional development budget?

We can even help you put the best pitch forward to the boss about why this course is a worthy place to spend it.

Your potential, amplified.

We love seeing our students achieve their goals and celebrate their achievements. Which is why we do what we can to ensure you have the support, guidance and cheerleading you need throughout your study with us. Whether you’re a seasoned learner or this is your first time studying, our Client Success Team is here to support you from enrolment, right through to assisting you with the post-study opportunities and job placements.

FAQs

  • Laptop or desk computer (PC or Apple)
  • Good internet connection
  • Word processing and presentation programmes
  • Free Google account such a Gmail
  • Access to a business, (real or virtual) to which to apply learnings, strategies and interventions.

Be employed or seeking employment in small to medium businesses or organisation. You’ll need to meet the following English Language requirements:

  • Successfully completed 3 years secondary education in English from one of the following countries: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States; OR
  • Successfully completed an NZQA level 3 study, or equivalent, in any subject in English from one of the following countries: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States; OR
  • Successfully attained an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band below 5 OR an equivalent test.

This Diploma is suitable for those who are ready to invest into their future and are open minded to an industry-driven course curriculum. All members need to be ready to work hard and make the most out of their course experience with us here at NZIE.

In saying that, every student will be supported by their tutor and client success team throughout their course.. They’ll check your progress and help guide you to the right people for further help.

If you are still unsure feel free to give one of our course advisors a call: 0800 69 33 82

We’re proud to be New Zealand’s longest running and largest Digital Marketing School. Our 100% online training courses are co-created with the Digital Marketing industry and taught by experts so you’ll get the latest knowledge and trends.

We’re a boutique school so this means you’ll get the personal care and support to achieve your training goals.

Plus, we’re 100% New Zealand-owned and operated and accredited with NZQA to give you the confidence in our standard of training.

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Course Content

Entry Criteria

To gain entry into this programme, students must meet the General Entry OR the

Special Entry, AND the English Language Requirements (domestic OR international).

General Entry Requirements
  • Successfully completed 120 credits in a business or a related discipline at level 5 or above, or
  • A level 7 bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any field.
Special Entry Requirements

In lieu of General Entry, applicants may apply if they have:

  • Suitable work experience of TWO years or more, or
  • Successful tertiary study at level 5 or higher in any discipline, and suitable work experience of ONE or more years

Special entry applicants will be interviewed, and the notes included in the application

documents. The application is assessed, and the final entry approval is made by the

Academic Board.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must meet either the General English language requirements for domestic

students OR the General English language requirements for international students.

General English Language Requirements for Domestic Students

Applicants are New Zealand citizens, residents, or refugees who can demonstrate

their English competencies through providing evidence that they have:

  • Completed secondary school education in English, or
  • Successfully completed level 5 tertiary study in English, or
  • English language competency that can be benchmarked against the CEFR mid B2
  • requirements.
General English Language Requirements for International Students

Applicants are international students who can demonstrate their English

competencies through providing evidence that they have:

  • Successfully completed secondary or tertiary education in English in New Zealand, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, or the Pacific Islands, or
  • An IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5, or
  • A TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) with a score of 60 (with a writing score of 18), or
  • A Cambridge English Qualification with a B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1
  • Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill, or
  • Achieved an NZCEL Level 4 Academic qualification, or
  • Any other recognised equivalent English language competency test as per the NZQF
  • Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules Appendix.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 Academic, 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] or the NZCEL General Level 4) [1882]) 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; OR Have a student visa

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.

Fees 2020

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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