ARA Institute of Canterbury

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Why this course - Complement your existing degree and advance your career in management by tailoring this graduate qualification to meet your specific needs.

Future - This qualification allows you to design a programe of study integrating intermediate to advanced learning in a range of management disciplines including:

  • Management and leadership
  • Strategic management
  • Operations management
  • Human resource management
  • Project management
Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology

Why this course - Expand on your science knowledge and skills for a career as a laboratory technician.

Our one year program, which has been designed in collaboration with New Zealand employers, provides you with specific knowledge, practical skills and relevant analytical techniques for work as a laboratory technician. These skills include critical thinking, problem solving and the ability to interpret results.

You'll also gain an understanding of laboratory quality management practice and reporting skills suitable for international quality standards, and have the skills to work independently and within groups. Personal skills such as punctuality, team work and time management will be developed.

Future - You'll have the opportunity to enrich and broaden your knowledge with electives in areas such as microbiology, analytical and environmental chemistry, food microbiology and molecular biology. The programme also includes a research project and work placement element to ensure you're work-ready when you graduate.

Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (Manufacturing Management)

Why this course - The manufacturing of goods requires robust process to ensure quality, productivity, profits and safety. If you’re interested in wood, metals, textiles, chemicals or other materials; making or processing food or beverages; using technology to develop and monitor production; working with your hands; managing and planning production, a management career in manufacturing will be right for you. Skilled managers in manufacturing are in demand, you can enjoy a well-paid and practical career.

In this one-year course you gain a thorough understanding of management theories and practice and sharpen your specialist skills in leadership and problem solving. If you’ve already got a Bachelor’s degree, this is a fast-track way to get up to speed with the finance specialization.

Your learning focuses on high-level strategic thinking and covers essential management principles as well as training you to evaluate and critique research reports and write proposals.

You'll put your skills and knowledge into action on practical assignments looking at how to manage conflict, implement change and achieve long-term business sustainability. You'll also apply your learning to real-world situations to come up with well researched solutions to actual problems in the workplace.

Future - Depending on the area of specialization studied, employment opportunities may include:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Sales and Advertising Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Market Research
  • Project Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Financial Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Promotions and Public Relations Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Analyst

Manager in a Trust or NPO

Graduate Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation Studies

Why this course - This graduate diploma will help open up new opportunities for employment in a wide range of health industries, or pave the way for higher level study.

You'll be able to increase your understanding of the New Zealand health care system as you examine health from an individual, whanau/family, and community perspective.

During the course you explore the scope of New Zealand health ethics, legislation, cultural safety and the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. You develop specialist knowledge in the health context of New Zealand, public health, Māori health models, health of older adults, palliative care, and rehabilitation. You learn to analyse and critique current research and recognise how evidence-based practice is informed by research.

This qualification does not lead to New Zealand nurse registration. It can, however, lead students on to postgraduate study or employment within a wide range of primary, secondary and tertiary health and disability sector services.

Future- Employment in health roles such as:

  • rehabilitation
  • hospice
  • palliative and disability support care worker
  • coordinator or community based needs assessor
Graduate Diploma in Infection Risk Management

Why this course - Do you work in a public health, clinical health, scientific, or food production environment and need to know about how to prevent and minimise the spread of infection?

Our graduate courses are not only for nurses and other clinical staff, but anyone whose field of work involves the potential for infection transmission, such as scientists, lab technicians or allied health workers.

In this one-year Graduate Diploma you develop your skills and knowledge in microbiology, epidemiology and epidemiological research, and learn best-practice strategies to prevent and minimize the spread of infectious organisms.

Leadership is a strong focus of this course and using evidence-based research, you explore leadership issues and how they relate to the implementation and coordination of infection risk management.

You also learn what’s involved in delivering effective monitoring and quality assurance programmes.

Future - Employment in the areas of:

  • public health or health monitoring
  • education
  • science or environmental analysis
  • food production
  • auditing
  • communicable diseases
  • local government
  • as an infection prevention and control clinician

WITT

BSc (Hons) Computer Science /MSc Computer Science

Why this course - From day one, students will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills which will be directly relatable to your future career.

You will study computer programming, relational databases, web development, computer networks and control systems, systems analysis, operating systems and distributed real-time systems to give you a broad knowledge of the computer science discipline.

Future -This course covers a broad range of computing specialisms and will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry.

We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of careers in computer science. These include communication, analytical and problem solving skills, technical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

As a computer science graduate job, you could enter a career in areas such as software engineering, systems analysis and design, consultancy, computer networks, database development and management, software testing, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, web development and IT management.

New Zealand Diploma In Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)

Why this course - The aim of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering is to provide skilled and competent engineering technicians specialized in mechanical, civil, electrical or electronic engineering for the New Zealand engineering sector. Graduates will be capable of operating at a technician level scope of practice as outlined by the Dublin Accord (international Engineering Alliance, 2002)

Future Civil Engineering Technician

Unitec

New Zealand Diploma in Business - Accounting

Why this course - In this program you’ll gain an understanding of the nature of business and the functions within an organisation. You’ll develop accounting skills for small business including recording transactions, preparing financial statements and budgets, as well as preparing tax returns. This knowledge and technical skills will help you support an accountant or accounting team.

In this diploma, you’ll learn the personal skills necessary to operate effectively in business environments including problem-solving, developing and managing business relationships, managing your own performance and ethical awareness, etc.

Future -

  • Accounts payable/receivable administrator
  • Assistant accountant
  • Business administrator
  • Credit manager
  • Office manager
  • Payroll administrator
Master of Computing

Why this course - The Master of Computing allows you to develop the skills to undertake systematic research and solve complex applied computing problems. This program focuses on fast developing areas of computing including networks and security, internet and intranets, interactive multimedia, data mining, adaptive business intelligence, and health informatics. Key learning objectives include designing, planning and organizing technology based projects that are produced on time, to high standards, and within budget. You’ll develop your analytical, research, strategic planning, project management and interpersonal skills in undertaking this program.

Future -

  • Information systems manager
  • IT adviser
  • Multimedia development manager
  • Network manager
  • Researcher
  • Website manager

Manukau Institute of Technology

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 7)

Why this course - Hospitality is a growing industry that needs qualified supervisors and managers with the skills to make strategic decisions, implement operational systems and processes as well as plan for the future and manage people.

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management will give you the skills necessary to guide businesses in this fast-paced and people-focused industry. You will learn the supervisory and management skills needed for a range of hospitality businesses. Your studies will give you the tools to manage and operate food and beverage outlets, provide front office services, manage and maintain various types of accommodation or establish new hospitality enterprises. Your skills will be relevant in both New Zealand and overseas, or in your own business.

With planning, operations and strategic skills you will bring value to supervisory or management roles in either accommodation or food and beverage enterprises. All kinds of accommodation organisations, food and beverage outlets, or small owner-operated businesses will benefit from the skills you will possess as a Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management graduate.

New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 5) with strands in Design and Construction

Why this course - Extend your hands on hard and soft landscaping skills with this comprehensive and practical program, while completing practical tasks at off-site locations in the community.

Develop the skills needed to plan and project mange the implementation of a landscape design from drawings.  Develop proposals to assist with your landscape business skills. Work on the maintenance of landscape projects.

Through work placement develop self-management, professional conduct and leadership skills while carrying out landscape tasks in real world situations.

This program includes 112 hours based in industry and 38 hours based on site as part of the advanced work placement course.

Future Learners will have technical skills and knowledge to project manage landscape construction.  Career opportunities include landscape contract manager, landscape team leader.

Or further studies in landscape design.

Northtec

New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5)

Why this course - This program will teach you the principles and techniques involved in environmental management. You’ll gain a practical and theoretical knowledge of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, flora and fauna in New Zealand and learn about sustainability, environmental issues, monitoring and conservation techniques. You’ll also get involved in the protection and restoration of local natural, rural and urban environments.

Future - Describe global environmental issues (with a focus on New Zealand) to determine their impacts on societies and ecosystems, and basic mitigation measures.

Use data collection and surveying methods to monitor environmental ecological or asset management.

Apply knowledge of New Zealand terrestrial biology and ecology systems to enable organism monitoring in a field environment.

New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6)

Why this course - In this program you will gain an ecological knowledge of Northland’s terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems and learn about challenges to biodiversity and resource management, as well as monitoring and evaluating ecosystem dynamics. You’ll also get involved in the protection and restoration of local natural, rural and urban environments and get the chance to make valuable contacts within your chosen field through work placement.

Future -

Apply legislative requirements when conducting environmental activities

Design and coordinate environmental monitoring, analysis and reporting

Apply knowledge of freshwater biology, ecology by sampling and monitoring.

Apply specialized technical knowledge to monitor and manage tasks and operate in a terrestrial environment.

Southern Institute of Technology

Graduate Diploma In Environmental Management - Invercargill

Why this course - Comprising two elective options: renewable energy auditing and mineral resources management, the program will provide students with both the knowledge and practical skills to develop a broad understanding of environmental management.

Successful completion by students who may have a degree in a different discipline will ensure they are equipped with the knowledge required to fulfil the expectations of the environmental management industry.

Future - Graduates of the Renewable Energy strand will undertake research and analysis in an environmental management related context, conduct environmental impact assessments and analyse energy systems for environmental impact.

Graduates of the Mineral Resources Management strand will provide advice and expertise on mineral resources management as well as being able to conduct feasibility studies into the impact of resources usage in communities and the wider environment.

Master Of Applied Management- Invercargill

Why this course - Comprising two elective options: renewable energy auditing and mineral resources management, the program will provide students with both the knowledge and practical skills to develop a broad understanding of environmental management.

Successful completion by students who may have a degree in a different discipline will ensure they are equipped with the knowledge required to fulfil the expectations of the environmental management industry.

Future - Graduates of the Renewable Energy strand will undertake research and analysis in an environmental management related context, conduct environmental impact assessments and analyse energy systems for environmental impact.

Graduates of the Mineral Resources Management strand will provide advice and expertise on mineral resources management as well as being able to conduct feasibility studies into the impact of resources usage in communities and the wider environment.

Aspire 2 International

NZ diploma in management

Why this course - Understanding the fundamentals of business – accounting, technology, leadership and more – will give you a good foundation for your career in business. The course focuses on developing your business knowledge and skills to open opportunities for employment in the business world, or for further study.

Future - With the Accounting strand, you will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in accounting roles.

With the Administration and Technology strand, you will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide variety of administration roles.

With the Leadership and Management strand, you will have the skills and knowledge to work at an operational level within business entities.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Why this course - This program is intended for people with prior qualifications or experience in business management.

Future - This course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue managerial roles in specific business sectors within New Zealand, internationally or for further studies in Business Management.

IPU

Master Of Contemporary International Studies

Why this course - The Master of Contemporary International Studies (MCIS) aims to shape students’ attitudes and thinking. You will learn how to transform, design and critically appraise business practices from sustainable development perspectives.

The MCIS is designed to prepare students who are interested in international business, international relations and sustainable development. The program’s suite of papers exposes students to a high level of academic inquiry.

Concepts, methodologies and insights from different disciplines provide a truly unique framework for critical analysis and the evaluation of business operations. Graduates will be able to identify and understand critical elements of a particular management research problem, design and execute independent scholarly and/or applied research, and suggest recommendations to a wide variety of stakeholders.

Future - Educational outcome

Further doctoral study.

Professional outcome

Key managerial skills: leadership, planning and organisation, analysis and decision-making, teamwork, integrity. Careers at supervisory and management levels where an understanding of international business, trade, politics and environmental, social and cultural sensitivity is required.

Postgraduate Diploma Of Contemporary International Studies

Why this course - The Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary International Studies (PDCIS) exposes students to a wide range of international business and contemporary management issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The program is designed to develop problem solving, critical analysis, team working skills and effective communication skills; It gives graduates the confidence and ability to tackle complex business resource management problems and to have a significant impact on a variety of situations and roles in the global market.

This program is self contained but can also be a first year for the Master of Contemporary International Studies (MCIS).

Future - Educational outcome

Graduates may apply for the research year of the Master of Contemporary International Studies or further postgraduate study in areas of socio-political, socio-environmental and sustainable development.

Professional outcome

Key managerial skills: leadership, planning and organisation, analysis and decision-making, teamwork, integrity. Careers at supervisory and management levels where an understanding of international business, trade, politics and environmental, social and cultural sensitivity is required.

Nelson marlborough institute of technology(NMIT)

Postgraduate Diploma In International Business - Level 8

Why this course - The Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (PGDipIB) is an applied qualification through which you will learn the practical methods of conducting international business.

The PGDipIB aims to prepare you to work successfully in the 21st century global business environment. Offering a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill.

High importance is placed on the development of core transferrable skills (such as advanced communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills) in addition to the development of specific international business knowledge.

A key feature of the PGDipIB is that it is industry oriented, with continued local and national industry input into the programmes structure, content and direction. An Advisory Committee assists the Programme Area in assessing the continued relevance of the curriculum and monitoring academic standards.

Upon graduating you will be able to critically evaluate international business opportunities in terms of commercial, environmental, ethical and social viability and develop a strategic plan to deliver goods and services. You will have demonstrated your ability to adapt and innovate in the complex and changeable international environment and to work knowledgeably, productively and professionally in a wide range of organisations.

Future - As a result of this training and experience, upon graduating from the programme you will be able to work as a self-employed practitioner, or pursue a national or international professional career with commercial bodies and agencies, in the following areas within the business environment such as:

  • Strategic management
  • Business management
  • Independent business operations
  • Consultancy
  • Human resource management
  • Financial and cost analysis
  • Venture enterprise
  • Product and service marketing
  • Technology support services
  • Corporate planning
  • You may also continue your studies onto a MBA or Masters program.
Graduate Diploma In Marketing Level 7

Why this course - Build upon your qualification with skills in marketing.

This qualification allows you to add a specialization in marketing to further your career.

You will use your existing graduate skills or extensive experience to start your business study at the equivalent level to the final year of a business degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Marketing is a great option if you are seeking promotion in your existing employment, wish to broaden your skill and knowledge base and keep ahead in the knowledge game or if you are considering a career change, including self-employment.

Your studies will see you apply advanced marketing principles and concepts to creatively address marketing issues in a range of organisational contexts.

The program is made up of six compulsory courses and one elective. In the BUS750 Advanced Business Project, you have the opportunity to conduct a research project focusing on a specific area of interest.

You will have the opportunity to discuss and develop, with tutorial support, a research topic that best fits your career aspirations.

Future - After completing this program you may choose to pursue a career in roles such as marketing and sales management, product management, merchandising, services marketing, market research, brand management and key account management.

NCBT

New Zealand Diploma in Business with strands (Accounting, Administration & Technology, Management & Leadership) Level 6

Why this course - Graduates of this program will have skills and knowledge and understanding of core business operations while determining and developing strategic objectives for business entities.
They will contribute to the achievements of entities "Strategic Objectives".

Future - have skills and knowledge and understanding of core business operations while determining and developing strategic objectives for business entities.

Diploma in Computing (Networks & Security) Level 7

Why this course - Graduates will be able to administer and manage computer networks in New Zealand or overseas. Students targeted for entry to this course are international and domestic students seeking to undertake advanced computing studies specializing in networks and securities and seeking employment in these sub-fields of computing or seeking to undertake further advanced studies in these areas.

 

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support - Level 5

Why this course - Graduates of this program will attain a broad understanding of the core concepts and practical skills in IT and will prepare them with all necessary skills for employment in roles of Computer Technician, Service Desk or Technical Assistant and create a pathway for future qualifications.

Future - The qualification provides a pathway to a Level 6 specialist IT qualification.