New Zealand Diploma in Content Creation

New Zealand Institute of Education

Subject area

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies




1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have the skills, knowledge and attributes to create, produce, and distribute relevant content for an audience on a variety of media platforms.

Graduates will be able to work in a range of media environments, both independently and collaboratively.

Graduates will have the attributes necessary to contribute to bi- and multi-cultural communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To enter the programme, applicants must meet either the general or special entry requirements and the English language requirements for either the domestic or international entry requirements. All applicants are interviewed prior to enrolment. Special entry enrolment is subject to Academic Board approval. General Entry Requirements Applicants must be able to present evidence that they have met the following requirements: 1. Be over the age of 18, AND gained ONE or more of the following: 2. NCEA Level 3, OR 3. A New Zealand Certificate at level 4 or above, OR 4. Be over the age of 21. Special Entry Requirements To be eligible to enter the programme under a Special Entry Requirement, applicants must be able to demonstrate the following requirements: 1. Be over the age of 16, AND 2. Completed NCEA Level 2, OR 3. A New Zealand Certificate at level 3 or above, AND 4. Demonstrate an interest and desire to enter a marketing career, AND 5. Demonstrate a commitment to completing the programme. English Language Entry Requirements To be eligible to enter the programme, an applicant must be able to present evidence that they meet one or more of the following English Language Entry Requirements 1. English is your first language, OR 2. Te reo Maori is your first language and English is your second language; OR 3. Successfully completed three years secondary education when English was the primary language of delivery; OR 4. Successfully completed an NZQA level 3 study, or equivalent, in any programme when English was the primary language of delivery: OR 5. Successfully attained an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 or an equivalent test. Students will require a smartphone, computer, and web access. Details of the requirements will be provided at the pre-enrolment interview.

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 $44,000
Earnings range $34,000 - $54,000
In employment 66%
In further study 26%
On a benefit 3%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 69 33 82
Phone: (09) 4896205
Fax: (09) 4896209

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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