New Zealand Diploma in Communication Studies

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide organisations with people who have advanced theoretical knowledge and applied skills in communication management and technical communication, and can use their knowledge to communicate effectively, improve communication practices and lead teams within organisations in a wide variety of contexts.

All businesses and communities benefit from people with advanced communication skills to improve organisational efficiency and performance.

This qualification is targeted at employees in professional roles that require advanced communication skills. It is also targeted at those currently working in communication-focussed roles who would benefit from recognition of their skills in the workplace.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Communication and Media Studies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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