student success story

From the ‘Paid Ads Pro’ to multi-skilled & all-rounder in Digital Marketing.

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Tony Laws

Diploma in Digital Marketing Graduate

Meet Tony, a recent graduate of the Diploma in Digital Marketing. Tony has a unique success story because he came to us as an existing pro in his field. However, he was eager to learn more and broaden his skillset and expertise. During the 2021 B:Hive graduation we sat down with Tony and asked him a few questions. He spoke about his experience with NZIE, his background, where he is at currently and his future goals. Below is his transcript to his video success story. 

Background before NZIE 

Prior to studying at NZIE I was working in various marketing roles. Such as agencies, the travel industry and so on. However, my purpose of studying Digital Marketing with NZIE and doing the diploma was to upskill in other disciplines. My background was more the PPC side (Pay-Per-Click ad model). Therefore being able to learn more about social media marketing, SEO (Search Engine Marketing), designing websites, and content marketing was all very helpful. Especially for my career opportunities and moving forward. 

 Currently after NZIE 

I’m currently working for a small New Zealand business doing their marketing. That involves working across multiple disciplines. I’m quite enjoying it and being able to implement what I’ve learnt at NZIE in that role. 

“You may know something about a certain area but if you’re unsure about others, then NZIE is a great place to start! 

Future Goals 

My goals moving forward is to continue to learn about the various marketing disciplines and to help others along the way as well. I would recommend anyone that’s interested in digital marketing, or would like to give it a go, to get in touch with the team at NZIE. You will definitely learn new skills. 

If you’re an experienced marketer looking to broaden your skillset in digital then consider the Diploma in Digital Marketing today. The programme is great for existing professionals or experienced marketers who are wanting to pick up complementary skills. Alternatively, if you are wanting to upskill in the strategy side of marketing only, consider one of our online short courses. We have a Social Media Marketing Strategy course and Search Engine Optimisation Strategy course too. Get in touch today to find out more! 

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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