New Zealand Diploma in Creativity

The Learning Connexion Limited

Subject area

Fine Arts




1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for people seeking the skills and knowledge to effectively apply creative processes across a range of vocations and disciplines.

Industries and other communities in Aotearoa New Zealand will benefit by having work-ready graduates with a repertoire of creative skills, knowledge and attributes to contribute to their social and economic future.

Graduates will be able to apply creative thinking and creative-making skills independently, in a new role or their current role across a broad range of vocations and disciplines.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Prospective students must be 16 years or older. It is preferred that students participating in the distance [online] delivery have access to a device capable of watching videos (online or DVD) and can take and upload photographs, and have access to a Chrome browser. If a student does not have access to any of these devices the programme can be delivered non-digitally. International: Prospective students must have a valid student visa. The programme is taught in English. Prospective international students who choose to study on campus, must have achieved an Academic score of 5.5 (with no band score lower than 5), or equivalent; if English is not their first language. Prospective students with a Level 4 New Zealand certificate may be considered for direct entry to the programme. Applicants without a certificate may be considered if they can demonstrate relevant experience and ability to complete a Level 5 programme. During the admissions process prospective students are supplied with an enrolment pack containing a current prospectus and general information about The Learning Connexion and programmes offered. For additional and/or more detailed information, links are given to the TLC web site which contains information about programmes, delivery options, costs, classes, class related costs, staff, maps etc. Course material costs vary according to a student's chosen field, the normal range is between $10-$50/week. Detailed information is published in the TLC prospectus. A starter pack of materials valued at $100 is supplied to students two weeks before their start date. Resource books in printed or digital format (for distance delivery) are included in the programme costs. Prospective students participate in an informal conversation or interview, as appropriate, to discuss the student's goals and plans and to answer any questions they may have.

Detailed requirements

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


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$5,837 $5,837
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,337 $9,337
Total $15,174 $15,174

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

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 $29,368
Earnings range N/A
In employment 65%
In further study 35%
On a benefit 5%

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

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Grants & Scholarships

Provided by:

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board




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Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust NZ Contemporary Art Award

Provided by:

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust




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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 568 0320
Fax: (04) 567 9864

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.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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