Whitireia Polytechnic

Check out some of the IT and business courses available at Whitireia Polytechnic.

For information on other courses available at Whitireia Polytechnic, as well as information about studying there, go to the polytechnic's website.

Campuses: Porirua and Paraparaumu - Contact Whitireia Polytechnic to find out what qualifications are being offered at each campus.

Qualifications in Business Computing

  • CBC, DipBC and NDBC
These three qualifications can stand alone, or lead on to each other.

The first year is the Certificate in Business Computing (CBC). The second year is the Diploma in Business Computing (DipBC). The third year is the National Diploma in Business Computing (NDBC).

Duration: 1 year.


  • New Zealand Diploma in Business
Duration: Two years, full-time, or can be taken part-time

It provides a qualification for students aspiring to middle management positions in a variety of disciplines as well as providing entry into higher professional qualifications. To gain the New Zealand Diploma in Business, students must complete six compulsory and six optional courses, four of which must be at the 200 level. Courses include Organisation and Management and Business Communication.

Entry requirements: usually Sixth Form Certificate

  • NZIM Diploma in Management and NZIM Advanced Diploma in Management

Courses for the Diploma include organisation and management and applied management.

Courses for the Advanced Diploma include employment relations and information management. Courses cannot be duplicated in both the Diploma and the Advanced Diploma. The Advanced Diploma must consist of six further courses.


  • Bachelor of Information Technology
The BInfoTech is a business-oriented programme with a high practical component, which aims to produce graduates who have a good grasp of the fundamental principles and theory of information technology, together with independent learning skills, and familiarity with technologies commonly used in business and industry. The aim of the programme is to combine immediate employability with the academic base required for further study at postgraduate level.

Duration: 3 years.

Entry Requirements: The programme is open to school leavers with minimum of 3 C passes in Bursary, or mature students with an appropriate tertiary qualification. DipBC and NDBC graduates may apply for entry to Year 3 of BInfoTech when this is running at Whitireia. DipBC graduates will be required to complete a translation programme before entry to Year 3 is confirmed. NDBC graduates may be given direct entry to Year 3. Year 3 students complete a project and four other courses.

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