Graduate Diploma Programs in New Zealand

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Graduate diplomas differ from other degrees, such as a bachelor’s or master’s, due to their length in duration and subject matter. Earning a diploma requires fewer courses and does not take as long to earn. Students usually enroll in these courses after receiving a bachelor’s.

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the North and South Islands ‒ and numerous smaller islands. Overseas students need to have a student visa and a reasonable level of cash to spend in order to undertake a course of study at a New Zealand based educational institution. New Zealand educational institutions will inform the appropriate immigration authorities if a student ceases to attend their enrolled courses, who may then suspend or cancel that student's visa. Educational institutions often also exchange this enrollment and attendance data electronically with other government agencies responsible for providing student assistance.

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Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year May 2019 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Take a holistic view of tourism organisations and examine the interface between tourism activity, the community and the environment. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim

This graduate diploma provides students with a programme of study that will enable them to take a holistic view of tourism organisations and examine the interface between tourism activity, the community and the environment. This qualification enables students to develop the management skills and knowledge required to successfully work in and manage a sustainable tourism operation in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:... [-]


Graduate Diploma of Computing and Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year May 2019 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

This graduate diploma provides up-to-date theoretical and applied knowledge to broaden your expertise in the computing industry. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim

This graduate diploma provides up-to-date theoretical and applied knowledge to broaden students’ expertise in the computing industry by studying a specialist field that complements their current experience and/or qualifications. The specialist fields include: advanced hardware, computer systems design, computer networking, communications technology, networking, databases, programming, gaming and animation, multimedia, internet and web development, or embedded systems.

Specialist fields in this programme

Subjects and content covered includes: Advanced Systems, Analysis and Design, Business Communications, Computer Graphic Design, Communication for Technology, Database, Electronics, Embedded Systems, Graphical User Interface, Help Desk, Internet and Web Development, Information Management, Introduction to Multimedia, Programming Principles and Concepts, Microcontrollers, Management Systems, Mathematics for Computing and Technology, Network Administration, Rendering and Animation, Software Tools and Development, Strategic Management, Systems Design, Testing and Quality Assurance, Technical Writing, and Visual Communications.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Resource Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year July 2019 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Increase your management and practical skills pertaining to the sustainable use of natural resources such as forests, lakes, farmland, and conservation areas. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, July Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim

This qualification enables students to develop a full range of skilled management and practical skills pertaining to the sustainable use of natural resources such as forests, lakes, farmland, and conservation areas. This involves a specialised knowledge of resource management principles, monitoring the impact on the environment, and improving critical and economic thinking for a sustainable future.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Resource Management students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Mentoring and Professional Leadership

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year July 2019 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Acquire knowledge and expertise in mentoring and professional leadership within a specialist field to complement your current experience and/or qualification(s). [+]

Program information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Program aim

Acquire knowledge and expertise in mentoring and professional leadership in the context of their specialist field which complements their current experience and/or qualification(s). This qualification enables professionals in leadership roles to maintain currency and develop their discipline by ongoing professional development.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Mentoring and Professional Leadership students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:

75 compulsory credits; 30 credits from the options List; and 15 elective credits at Level 6 or above. Knowledge and skills you will gain ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year May 2019 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Broaden your expertise in the hotel management industry to complement your current experience and/or qualifications. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim

The aim of this graduate diploma is to provide students with current theoretical and applied knowledge and skills, and to broaden their expertise in the hotel management industry to complement their current experience and/or qualifications.

Award information

To achieve the award of theGraduate Diploma in Hotel Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:

120 credits at Level 5 or above. a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7 or above; 30 compulsory credits; 45 credits from the options List; and 45 elective credits. ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year May 2019 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Acquire additional specialised management knowledge and skills in chosen strands of business, forestry, health, Maori development, project management and manufacturing management. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim

This graduate diploma is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire additional specialist knowledge and skills in the field of management in chosen strands of business, forestry, health, Maori development, project management and manufacturing management. This qualification further aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge of management required to successfully work in and manage a sustainable business operation in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year March 2019 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Become innovative practitioners in emerging creative industries: art; graphic design; fashion; and interior design. Hands‐on coursework will emphasize the conceptualization of innovative products and the structuring of innovation processes. [+]

Programme aim

The Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills to innovate as practitioners in emerging creative industries. Their interdisciplinary (Art, Graphic Design; Fashion; and Interior Design), hands‐on coursework will emphasize the conceptualization of innovative products and the structuring of innovation processes. They will explore the opportunities in being part of diverse teams which address multidisciplinary dimensions of complex challenges and produce breakthrough solutions. The programme aims to enable graduates to navigate new markets, identify the diverse experts who will be able to skilfully collaborate with each other, and participate from concept to product. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be entrepreneurs and contribute to the creative industries in Aotearoa New Zealand.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

Auckland Institute of Studies
Campus Full time 3 semesters May 2019 New Zealand Auckland

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme comprising seven courses, designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Tourism Management who wish to broaden their career options. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme comprising seven courses, designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Tourism Management who wish to broaden their career options. For some students, it is a prelude to postgraduate study in Tourism Management; for others, it is a bridge into an employment situation which meaningfully utilizes their dual skill set.

Job Opportunities

National tourist offices, travel agencies, reservations, marketing and sales, events organization and management, tour operators, airlines, and transportation companies, resorts and hospitality providers, heritage bodies, environment and conservation agencies, customer service.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Business

Auckland Institute of Studies
Campus Full time 3 semesters May 2019 New Zealand Auckland

The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. It also caters for those with a bachelor’s degree in one area of business who wish to broaden their knowledge in another.

Some students may wish to use this qualification as a pathway to postgraduate study in business or related disciplines. Others may wish to use it to enhance an existing qualification for a management career in business.

Additional short workshops are scheduled to assist students to acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the business.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Auckland Institute of Studies
Campus Full time 3 semesters May 2019 New Zealand Auckland

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (GDHM) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality management who wish to gain the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality sector. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (GDHM) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality management who wish to gain the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality sector.

Job Opportunities

Management positions in NZ’s largest industry - hotels, resorts, restaurants, marketing and sales, events and convention center managers, food and beverage management, rooms division management, customer service.

Programme Information

The programme comprises seven courses, including compulsory internship placement: (Please note that not all elective modules are offered every semester)5.101 Principles of Hospitality Management5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management5.303 Integrated Approach to Hospitality Management... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

Media Design School
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 New Zealand Auckland

Think of this programme as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll have one year to refine your craft - you'll have the opportunity focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D, interactive and web design, graphic design, or VFX & motion graphics. [+]

Think of this programme as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll have one year to refine your craft - you'll have the opportunity focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D, interactive and web design, graphic design, or VFX & motion graphics. That means when you are ready to pursue your chosen career, your raw talent will be finely tuned and raring to go.

Careers & Industry

Creative technologies is an ever-developing space, and post-graduate studies allows you to focus on new ways of doing things and become highly specialized. Like any Media Design School course, you'll be immersed in a studio-like environment thereby gaining practical industry skills that are important to employers. As you choose your own research topic, you may opt to work across multiple disciplines, to broaden your skill base and increase your career options.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Auckland Institute of Studies
Campus Full time 3 semesters May 2019 New Zealand Auckland

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) meets the needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop their knowledge in a particular branch of IT, or who hold a bachelor’s degree in IT and wish to enhance their career opportunities in the IT industry by focusing on a specialist topic. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) meets the needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop their knowledge in a particular branch of IT, or who hold a bachelor’s degree in IT and wish to enhance their career opportunities in the IT industry by focusing on a specialist topic. The programme comprises 8 courses, including compulsory and elective courses from Software Development, Computer Networks, and Information Systems.

All GDIT students are issued with their own laptop and receive the necessary free Microsoft software.

Job Opportunities

The GDIT is respected for its very high employment outcomes in professions such as software developer, systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, systems support, technical support, network technician, hardware support, and IT manager. Some graduates create their own IT-related businesses.... [-]


Graduate Diploma of International Studies

IPU New Zealand
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 New Zealand Palmerston North

The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a one-year programme and offers a broad perspective on business, international relations, languages and environmental studies to produce graduates whose skills are relevant to current global requirement. The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a programme designed to meet the needs of students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in... [+]

The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a one-year programme and offers a broad perspective on business, international relations, languages and environmental studies to produce graduates whose skills are relevant to current global requirement.

The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a programme designed to meet the needs of students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and wish to undertake further studies in specialised international studies.

NZQA Level 7 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree) Credits 120 credits Duration 3 semesters (minimum) Intake January, April, August Course requirements

You need to complete eight papers at second and third-year undergraduate level (level 6 and 7) that reflect the specialisations within the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies programme. At least five of these papers must be at level 7). Choose from a range of papers from the International Business, International Relations, Environmental Studies, or Language majors.... [-]