New Zealand Diploma in Career Development
Level 6

New Zealand Diploma in Career Development (Level 6)

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  • Locations and dates


    21 February 2022
    Block course dates 21-23 March, 15 August.
    18 July 2022
    Block course dates 15 August
  • Study options

    Full time and part time

  • Length

    1 year full time (34 teaching weeks plus 6 weeks of study breaks) or up to 4 years part time

  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Online programme.

Through this online and block course programme you will gain the training and qualifications necessary to work as a professional career practitioner.

A qualification in Career Development at level 6 or higher fulfils part of the requirements of full membership for Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ).

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic requirements: Relevant qualification at level 5 (or equivalent skills and knowledge). English language requirements: All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those applicants whose first language is not English should have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each band) issued within the last 2 years or equivalent. Other requirements Applicants must submit: A health declaration and confidentiality form A current Ministry of Justice Criminal Conviction Report* Two referee reports Applicants must have access to internet and computer equipment adequate for online course content and viewing live webcasts. Special Entry: Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the general admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Curriculum Manager or delegate. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher-level programmes. Recommendations: It is strongly recommended that applicants have experience working in a careers advisory or related social-service position. Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own work placement relevant to this programme of study. Support to arrange this can be given by the NMIT Practicum Coordinator or delegated staff if necessary. Interview: Applicants may be interviewed

Detailed requirements
More information about entry to this qualification

Duration Learn more

1 Year

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $576 $576
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $6,408 $6,408
TOTAL Learn more $6,984 $6,984
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Successful course completions 70%

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

National graduate outcome data is unavailable for this qualification.

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students








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