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STEP 1: Check your eligibility
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
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
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.
STEP 2: Have a virtual chat to our Recruitment Advisor
If you’re unsure whether you are eligible or not or if the programme is a good fit for you, step 2 is where you can chat things through with one of our course advisors. This is a good opportunity for you to ask any burning questions you may have. Additionally, you can gain more information about the programme and how it operates virtually online.
STEP 3: Supply documentation & additional information
If you are asked to provide documents for proof of identity, eligibility, or prior academic records, you must submit a certified copy of the document.
Documents can be provided either in hardcopy or as a high-quality digital document in PDF format (i.e., scanned or photographed).
A certified copy must include a stamp/endorsement. The certifying statement must be clear and legible and must be completed for each page of the documents submitted. Each page must be correctly witnessed and be stamped with full name, title, signature, and dated.
You can get your documents certified from the below option:
- Within New Zealand, a copy of a document can be certified by:
- the institution that originally issued it
- a solicitor
- a notary public
- a Justice of the Peace
- your school principal, if you are a secondary school student
- contracted international education agencies.
- Outside of New Zealand, acceptable authorities include:
- consular officials of an embassy/high commission
- government/municipal officials with the legal right to take official declarations
- notary service with the legal right to take official declarations or with an official apostille stamp
- an officer of the court with the legal right to take official declarations
- a Justice of the Peace with the legal right to take official declarations
- the academic institution who awarded the qualification
- contracted international education agencies.
We don’t accept documents that have been certified by:
- Work and Income
- doctors, pharmacists, or dentists
- your school’s careers adviser or your dean
- police officers.
A document that is photocopied, downloaded from the internet, or faxed will not be accepted and you will be asked to resubmit the documentation required.
STEP 4: Accept offer of placement and pay course fees
Once we have all the certified documentation and details confirmed we can give you an offer of placement.