You can be the people person!
Have you always had a penchant for people management? Can you see yourself in an HR role but you’re just not quite sure how to get there? If this sounds like your dream and you want to pursue it, then take the first step! You can gain the knowledge and expertise to add this capability to your management repertoire. Download qualification guide.
Who is this for?
Do you have a desire to work in the HR field, and you need a stronger understanding of the wide range of competencies and how to deliver on them effectively? Or maybe you are already working in HR and you want to formalise your skills and take the next step? This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to move forward in your career with the comfort that comes with a recognised qualification.
- Level: 5
- Credit: 120
- Qualification fee: $5,197.28 (domestic students). Includes GST.
- Duration: Part time: 72 weeks | Full time 36 weeks
- Indicative hours per week: Part time: 16.5 | Full time: 33
To complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management) (Level 5) you are required to complete the following courses:
- Organisations in a New Zealand Context
- Business Environments
- Business Functions
- Understanding Change
Human Resources Courses
- Introduction to Human Resources
- Introduction to Health and Safety Management
- Change and HR Initiatives
- People and Development
If an individual course is only of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification. Please speak to one of our Sales and Learner Service Coordinators for more information on 0800 328 269.
Benefits to you
Understand the core competencies required by an HR professional
From recruitment to Health and Safety and learning and development, the HR world is full of challenge and opportunity. The skill base required is varied and challenging, and its important that you have a great knowledge of all aspects of HR so you can contribute effectively and appropriately. You will learn about the core areas of this integral business component and how to deliver on them effectively and well.
A strong legal and ethical framework drives the HR function within both small and large organisations. It’s important that you understand the legalities associated with this field of work and that you know how to apply them effectively to minimise business risk.
Health and Safety
Ensuring staff are safe in the workplace is a core function of any HR team. There are strict regulations around Health and Safety requirements and its essential that all businesses get these right. You will gain a sound understanding of requirements and the tools to enable you to deliver effectively on these for your organisation.
Great organisations plan for future success. They know how to develop and grow their people to ensure knowledge is shared and that the business will continue under changed circumstances. The HR team has a role to play in identifying prospective up and comers in the business and arming them with the skills to take on future leadership roles. You will learn how to deliver effectively on this component.
Businesses need their people and teams to be high performing. Great HR people can identify and deliver on that outcome ensuring you maximise individual potential and deal with poor performance as required. You will gain an understanding of the tools and techniques to maximise people performance.
How will I learn?
You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with eCampus NZ. You can work and learn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.
How long will it take?
All our qualifications have flexible start dates with courses available to start at regular times throughout the year.
This qualification is made up of eight courses. Each course is delivered over 9 weeks. NZQA guidelines suggest up to 150 hours of total study time for a 15 credit course. So to complete one of the courses successfully in the 9 weeks you must be prepared to devote approximately 16.5 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level this may vary to a certain degree.
If you want to study as a full-time student you can enrol on more than one course at a time, which will increase the amount of study required per week. Please refer to https://www.studylink.govt.nz/about-studylink/glossary/full-time-definition.html.
Career and study pathways
On completion of this qualification you will have the skills and knowledge to take on entry level HR roles or a supervisory or first line management role.
If you wish to undertake further study towards other business qualifications, view our business qualification pathways flowchart, to find your next step.
50 credits NZCE Level 2 or above which must include:
- 12 credits at Level 2 in each of three subjects and
- 8 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above in English or Te Reo (4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits in writing) and
- 14 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above in Mathematics or Pangarau.
Equivalent relevant business experience
If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.
- IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest).
Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.
Student loans and allowances
Courses and qualifications through eCampus NZ are eligible for student loan support on condition that the student and level of study meet certain criteria. Student loans are administered through Studylink. Visit http://www.studylink.govt.nz/ for more information.
eCampus NZ is offered by seven of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through eCampus NZ are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.