New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design

Toi Ohomai

Subject area

Fine Arts




1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for ākonga/learners who are seeking specialised technical skills and conceptual knowledge in arts, crafts or design creative practice.

A range of industries will benefit from graduates who possess specialised arts, crafts or design creative capabilities.

Graduates will be able to operate independently in dynamic creative and commercial environments.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To gain entry Applicants must be 17 years of age or over. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or have the requisite visa for study purposes. Students must be able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the programme/course on which they enrol. For domestic applicants under 20 years old, domestic applicants 20 years old and over and International applicants: Applicants must have completed a Level 5 qualification in a related field or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills. A portfolio containing 10 pieces of work: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio when they apply for the programme. The portfolio will show applicants creative ideas, originality, curiosity and imagination, and how they can use this within creative work. Special admission: Waiariki will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who in the opinion of the Programme Area Lead are capable of achieving the programme outcomes English Language Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of having achieved an IELTS (International English Language Test Score) Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 in each academic category: reading, listening, writing and speaking as per NZQA Appendix 2 requirements and issued within the last two years. For exemptions to this requirement please see the Waiariki Academic Regulations on the Waiariki website

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $40,000
Earnings range $32,000 - $48,000
In employment 54%
In further study 32%
On a benefit 3%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (0800) 86 46 46
Phone: (0800) 86 46 46
Fax: (07) 544 2386

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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