You can lead that project from start to finish!
Project Management is a challenging yet rewarding field of expertise. The sense of fulfilment achieved when a project reaches successful completion is satisfying and energising. If you want to understand and deliver excellence from a project management perspective, then this qualification will give you strong foundations to help achieve that goal. Download qualification brochure.
Who is this for?
Graduates of this qualification will have the knowledge and skill to feel comfortable taking on an entry level role in project management. This might be for a commercial entity, or it might be for a community group. You will gain the expertise to take the first steps in your Project Management career.
- Level: 5
- Credit: 120
- Qualification fee: $5,285.60 (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 (Project Management) (Level 5) you are required to complete the following courses:
- Organisations in a New Zealand Context
- Business Environments
- Business Functions
- Understanding Change
Project Management Courses
- Project Management Principles
- Project Management Methodologies
- Project Management Tools
- Applied Project Management
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.
*The Applied Project Management course has pre-requisites that must be completed first.
Benefits to you
Understand Project Management Principles
This qualification will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the core principles and components of project management. From business justification through to defining deliverables and continuous project improvement, you will benefit from developing a sound awareness of all facets of project management.
Learn the range of Project Management methodologies
The range of Project Management methodologies is vast. There are many tools available and finding one that works well for your task is important. Understand PMBOK, PRINCE 2, Six sigma and Agile, among the many project management options. Compare these methodologies and select the most appropriate for your project.
Awareness of Project Management tools
The range of modern software tools available to assist you take your project to a successful conclusion is significant. Knowing which tool to use during a project life cycle phase is important and you also need to know how to use these tools effectively. This qualification will help you gain a sound awareness of the tools available and how to apply them within your business environment.
Gain hands on knowledge
Take advantage of the opportunity to work through a real-life project and understand the selection of tools, software and methodologies to get a great outcome. Apply your new-found project management skills to take a project through all stages of a project life cycle.
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 an entry level role in project management either for a corporate or volunteer entity.
Applicants under 20 years old
- A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards, and
- Fifty credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing.
- The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at Literacy requirements for University Entrance.
or equivalent to the above.
Applicants 20 years or over
For applicants 20 years or over, there are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. This information will used to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the NZ Diploma in Business Programme.
In exceptional circumstances, an applicant under the age of 20 years who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the NZ Diploma in Business where they supply evidence of their ability to succeed on the NZ Diploma in Business programme.
English language requirements where English is not the first language:
- IELTS 5.5 Academic (no band score lower than 5.0), or equivalent
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 eight 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.