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A diploma is an academic document awarded by schools that indicates proficiency in a given area. Generally, a diploma is earned after successfully completing comprehensive coursework on a particular topic or within a particular academic discipline.

A Master of Arts or Master of Science degree is a graduate-level course of study that typically requires more rigorous and focused work than an undergraduate degree. Students may pursue this education to deepen their understanding of topics learned in undergraduate school or to train for a specific career field.

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NZMA

This programme is ideal if you are targeting a career in hospitality management, or if you already have frontline hospitality service experience and are keen to take your ... [+]

80 weeks

This 80-week programme is offered at NZMA’s Auckland Sylvia Park Campus.

What will I learn?

This programme is ideal if you are targeting a career in hospitality management, or if you already have frontline hospitality service experience and are keen to take your career to the next level and progress into management.

Programme content includes:

The first half of the programme involves classroom-based modules, and in the second half, you expand your hospitality operations knowledge and skills through either a full-time internship (eligibility criteria applies) or campus-based modules.

Semester one:

• Operational activities impacting on management decisions within Rooms Division operations... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Auckland
November 2019
Full-time
80 weeks
Campus
NSIA - The Professional Hospitality Academy

This programme expands on the Level 4 Certificate and provides students with increased capability in advanced culinary techniques. It is also ideal for those with existin ... [+]

This programme expands on the Level 4 Certificate and provides students with increased capability in advanced culinary techniques. It is also ideal for those with existing experience in cookery who have already gained the basic skills to go straight to Diploma level.

What will I learn?

Kitchen management:

An introduction to academic writing sets up students for completing assessments. Learn key skills in the fields of financial management, human resources, staff development, business ethics, workplace relationships and regulatory requirements within the hospitality industry. Kitchen production systems: Investigate historical culinary influences on food products, and compare artisan methods to mass production. The practical skills taught include the cooking and presentation of a range of advanced food items, using a variety of production methods.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
June 2020
Full-time
50 weeks
Campus
AMES - The Institute of IT

Learn to solve complex problems using the latest in Cloud technology. You’ll learn enterprise networks, network infrastructure, messaging solutions and information sharin ... [+]

Overview

Learn to solve complex problems using the latest in Cloud technology. You’ll learn enterprise networks, network infrastructure, messaging solutions and information sharing systems using Cloud-based solutions that are scalable, reliable and on-demand.

Earn

Cloud Specialists earn $71,000 - $97,000 per year!***

Modules Active directory services Configuring advanced server services Server administration Information sharing systems Platform as a service Administering System Centre Configuration Manager Deploying System Centre Configuration Manager Monitoring and operating a private Cloud Configuring and deploying a Private Cloud Career Opportunities

> Server Administrator... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
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Full-time
45 weeks
Campus
Yoobee School of Design

The Diploma in Creative digital Design will teach you how to combine creative and digital skills to create work that is compelling, persuasive and powerful. You'll learn ... [+]

Overview

The Diploma in Creative digital Design will teach you how to combine creative and digital skills to create work that is compelling, persuasive and powerful. You'll learn all about typography and layout, as well as how to capture and manipulate images. You'll gain an understanding of the conventional design process and how to use it to create great work including digital packaging, posters, magazines, brochures, ads and more.

The graphic design industry is constantly changing and evolving but with Yoobee's industry-led approach and expert tutors, you get the practical software, creative and pre-press design skills employers are looking for.

Our graduates are highly prized for their technical abilities. They find employment in a diverse range of areas including design agencies, print and pre-press, packaging, finished art, typesetting, magazine and newspaper publications, advertising and image retouching.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Wellington Christchurch
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Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
Yoobee School of Design

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of ... [+]

Overview

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer. With this programme you’ll take your first steps towards becoming one, learning how to use graphic design to produce websites, software, and user interfaces.

The Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design gives you a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development. Plus, you’ll cut your teeth on some insanely cool projects that will not only build your skills but also begin your portfolio.

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the NZ Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5). This little piece of paper tells the design world that you have the latest industry skills, some hands-on experience, and a headful of brilliant ideas. When it comes to launching your design career, there’s no better rocket platform.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Wellington
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Full-time
41 weeks
Campus
Yoobee School of Design

Yoobee’s Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production is your ticket into the amazing world of film and animation. This trailblazing qualification is fun, pr ... [+]

Overview

You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

Yoobee’s Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production is your ticket into the amazing world of film and animation. This trailblazing qualification is fun, practical, and packed with skills that you’ll use for the rest of your professional life. You’ll gain the ultimate foundation for a career in animation and film, your door to higher-level study or an entry-level job. Go on. Open it!

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the NZ Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5). You’ll be skilled. You’ll be inspired. Quite frankly, you’ll be unstoppable.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Wellington Christchurch
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Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
Yoobee School of Design

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of ... [+]

Overview

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer. With this programme you’ll take your first steps towards becoming one, learning how to use graphic design to produce websites, software, and user interfaces.

The Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design gives you a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development. Plus, you’ll cut your teeth on some insanely cool projects that will not only build your skills but also begin your portfolio.

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the NZ Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5). This little piece of paper tells the design world that you have the latest industry skills, some hands-on experience, and a headful of brilliant ideas. When it comes to launching your design career, there’s no better rocket platform.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Wellington Christchurch
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Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
SAE Institute New Zealand

The Diploma in Film Making focuses on intensive theoretical and practical training in all aspects of film and TV production. Digital film and animated element creation is ... [+]

The Diploma in Film Making focuses on intensive theoretical and practical training in all aspects of film and TV production. Digital film and animated element creation is examined and construction techniques are explored in depth. Students use individual computer workstations in our Film Lab and utilise our Film Post Production Studio in developing their creative and technical skills using various industry software and control surfaces.

Who should take this programme? Anyone wanting a solid grounding in the theory and practice of creative design and film making Individuals interested in working professionally in television or film Enthusiasts and hobby film makers wishing to become professionals Anyone wanting to stay competitive and enhance their employability in a rapidly changing job market SKILLS AND OUTCOMES Develop storylines and treatments Plan and shoot a wide range of content Integrate live-action footage and elements of 3D annimation Manage media assets Create titles and credits for screen productions Collaborate in a creative process Ensure a safe workplace Record sound on location Apply special effects CAREER OPTIONS Camera Operator Video Editor Special Effects Artist Scriptwriter Videographer Visual Designer2D or 3D Animator Video Producer Video Post Production Engineer Lighting Technician Performer/Actor Advertising/Marketing/Promotions ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ... [-]
New Zealand Auckland
March 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
SAE Institute New Zealand

The Diploma In Audio Engineering focuses on intensive theoretical and practical training that forms a natural progression for developing sound recording and mixing skills ... [+]

The Diploma In Audio Engineering focuses on intensive theoretical and practical training that forms a natural progression for developing sound recording and mixing skills. Graduates are able to apply and demonstrate a solid grounding in all aspects of working with professional commercial music and audio within the industry. SAE Institute's Diploma In Audio Engineering achieves solid grounding in all aspects of working with commercial music, audio and film related industries.

Who should take this programme? Individuals wanting a solid grounding (theory and practice) in professional audio applications Those interested in working professionally in the field of audio Anyone has worked with audio as a hobby, but is interested in making it a profession Individuals wanting to stay competitive (and employable) in a rapidly changing job market YOU WILL LEARN ... [-]
New Zealand Auckland
March 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Hungry Creek Art & Craft School

The curriculum is designed to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program to give each student the skills to enter the industry either as a jewellery desig ... [+]

The curriculum is designed to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program to give each student the skills to enter the industry either as a jewellery designer, manufacturing jeweller, and self employed studio jeweller or to go onto further study.

Entry Criteria

We welcome students who are committed to making careers as jewellers. Maturity and life experience are considered an asset. Applicants are requested to attend an interview and bring with them examples of their art or craft work. Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Jewellery are accepted into year 2 of the Diploma in Jewellery.

Programme Overview

Technical & Practical Skills – Aimed at giving students practical skills in a range of techniques and materials used in jewellery making. It is based in the jewellery workshop where students will acquire skills enabling them to produce work showing high levels of technical expertise.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
March 2020
Full-time
Campus
Hungry Creek Art & Craft School

To give students the opportunity to refine and develop art-making, profession, research and presentation skills. During the year students are encouraged to market and exh ... [+]

Level 6

Overall Aim

To give students the opportunity to refine and develop art-making, profession, research and presentation skills. During the year students are encouraged to market and exhibit their work. Year 2, 3 and honours students are each provided with a studio space in which to complete their work.

Length

3 years full-time, 30 hours per week. Part-time study options are available.

Entry Criteria

Students who satisfactorily complete the Certificate in Art and Craft (Foundation) course are credited as having complete year one of the Diploma and accepted into year 2. All other applicants must submit a portfolio of work commensurate with the standard of the level at which they seek entry. The school recognises prior learning and encourages students with previous experience, work or study based, to apply at an advanced level.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
March 2020
Full-time
Campus
IPU New Zealand

The Diploma of Japanese Studies is centered on a core of compulsory papers that emphasize the development of a firm foundation in Japanese language skills, and an underst ... [+]

The Diploma of Japanese Studies is centred on a core of compulsory papers that emphasise the development of a firm foundation in Japanese language skills, and an understanding of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, as well as modern society, politics and business.

A choice of Japanese language and culture papers are available to meet the requirements for the Diploma (DJAST).

Upon completing the DJAST, students have the option of cross-crediting their papers into the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies (BCIS), thereby allowing them to graduate within three years with both the DJAST and the BCIS qualifications.

The Diploma of Japanese Studies (DJAST) includes a total of eight papers at level 5 or above. To complete your DJAST you must include a minimum of five core Japanese language papers, and three elective papers from the lists below.... [-]

New Zealand Palmerston North
March 2020
Full-time
Campus
Ntec - National Tertiary Education Consortium

The GradDipIT has been developed to deliver what high growth IT and entrepreneurial companies want and need: students with qualifications, experience, and the personal an ... [+]

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Level 7 IT GRADUATES WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Programme Options Standard GradDipIT (no specialisation) Internet Development and Digital Media specialisation Mobile and Pervasive Technologies specialisation

“How do I get a job without experience and how do I get experience without a job?”

The GradDipIT addresses this catch-22 for both employers and students.

The GradDipIT has been developed to deliver what high growth IT and entrepreneurial companies want and need:

students with qualifications experience the personal and communication skills needed for employment.

The GradDipIT is for highly motivated students on a mission. They are already educated with a first degree, are committed to learning and have a strong motivation to become part of the ever-growing ICT industry. Experience in an IT environment is integrated into the programme, culminating in the final 15 weeks with the industry project.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Hastings Tauranga Christchurch  + 1 More
March 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Ntec - National Tertiary Education Consortium

This qualification is intended for people with prior experience in hospitality, who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills to manage a business unit within a large hospi ... [+]

National Diploma in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5

Programme Delivery:

National Technology Institute in Auckland.

This qualification is intended for people with prior experience in hospitality, who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills to manage a business unit within a large hospitality enterprise. People currently working in general management positions in the hospitality industry and who wish to have their knowledge and skills recognised are advised to consider the attainment of the National Diploma in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5.

Duration

1 year.

Programme Content

The core syllabus of this qualification covers the areas of:... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Hastings Tauranga Christchurch  + 1 More
March 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Ntec - National Tertiary Education Consortium

The Diploma in Business Accounting Level 7 is intended for people with no prior qualifications or experience in the area of accounting and finance. ... [+]

Diploma in Business Accounting Level 7 Programme Delivery

Concordia Institute of Business in Auckland.

Programme Aim

The Diploma in Business Accounting Level 7 is intended for people with no prior qualifications or experience in the area of accounting and finance and who wish to acquire knowledge and skills to pursue accounting roles within the industry or for further studies. The programme of study prepares graduates for entry level professional positions in applied accounting and financial management, or for further studies at a bachelor level in accounting and finance. The programme also prepares graduates for the fundamental level modules of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Hastings Tauranga Christchurch  + 1 More
March 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus