New Zealand Diploma in Career Development
Level 6

New Zealand Diploma in Career Development (Level 6)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    19 February 2024
    Semester One Block Course: Week of 20 March for learners enrolled on the BCD606 course
    22 July 2024
    Semester Two Block Course: Week of 14 August for learners enrolled on the BCD604 course
  • Study options

    Full time and part time

  • Length

    1 year full time (34 teaching weeks plus 6 weeks of study breaks) or up to 4 years part time

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $615 plus $246 Student Services Levy, or $108-$215 per course dependent on course selection

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Online programme.

This growing field is perfectly suited for people who enjoy helping others and want to keep their employment options open in both the public and private sectors.

Graduates can use this qualification to enter the career industry and work for government agencies, in education, health and private business.  

You may already be involved in career development with students or clients and are looking to upskill and formalize your knowledge.

This New Zealand Diploma in Career Development provides foundational entry-level study for you to enter the career development industry.  

Consisting of seven compulsory courses, this online programme can add value to existing qualifications, support a transition into a career practitioner or establish a pathway to the Bachelor of Career Development(external link).  

Successful completion of this diploma fulfils part of the requirements of full membership for Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) 








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