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Aspire2 International

Auckland , Auckland CBD ,New Zealand

Diploma in Technology Management

A business management qualification that equips students with the essential skills and knowledge to work successfully in business environments that rely heavily on technology, and/or organisations that sell a technology-based product or service.  Technology and digital based organisations continue to grow and emerge in the business community, and it is a promising sector of the business community for graduates to start a career in!  With this degree, graudates can: help organisations gain a competitive advantage, develop skills in technology management and sales management and enterprise development, and apply them to a new business or within an established company anywhere in the world. This programme is also an ideal gateway into higher level management and business studies.

This qualification equips you with the capabilities to integrate into New Zealand businesses and contribute confidently to their success. Explore issues facing SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), non-for-profit, commercial and global organisations, and deepen your existing knowledge in business communication, organisational change, marketing management, accounting, finance and strategic management. Manage and complete a business project and graduate with real world relevance that will give you a leading edge.

Campus Information


The Aspire2 International campus is located in the very heart of Auckland City. This makes it well connected to the city’s buses, trains, and ferries. It also puts the campus in close proximity to all the conveniences of a modern city centre including: places to eat, businesses, stores, entertainment, parks – and a lot more! The Auckland campus comprises of three larger buildings where you study in smaller intimate classes. The campus has students from all over the world, and classrooms tend to be highly multi-cultural. So if you like the big city life, and want to immerse yourself in a truly multi-cultural experience, then studying at Aspire2 International’s Auckland Campus would be an ideal fit for you!


Aspire2 International’s Christchurch Campus is home of around 400 students from all over the world, who have come to pursue study and careers in Business & Management, Marketing, Finance, IT, Software Engineering, Networking Administrations, Hospitality, and Accounting. Just a short walk from the heart of the city, our students are part of a vibrant multicultural student community, with a wealth of opportunities for study, work, and play. Love the outdoors? Christchurch is the right place! Everything is on your doorstep, from skiing and mountain biking, to rafting and hiking. Christchurch is an exciting place to be right now. The regeneration of the city is in full swing – each month new employment opportunities are being created, and many large employers are moving back into the city centre. The city is buzzing and has been voted by the One Republic as one of the best places to live and visit. It’s easy to see why!


Our campus is an easy walk to the stunning waterfront at The Strand and just a short drive from the famous Mt. Maunganui, which is known as ‘paradise’ by the locals and voted as New Zealand’s best beach. Aspire2 International Tauranga is home to our family of dedicated tutors, support staff, local community members – and of course our highly-valued students. We consider our students’ happiness, safety and well-being as fundamental to their learning journey, and we pride ourselves on providing high quality teaching and programme delivery in a supportive and caring environment. If you enjoy interactive learning and want to build your knowledge and a career in Business and Management, Information Technology, Health Services Management or Hospitality, you have come to the right place. Our experienced team of teachers and staff will work with you to ensure your educational, social and developmental needs are met. Not only that, but you’ll get to enjoy what we believe is the best lifestyle in the country! Known for its warm climate, safe environment and relaxed vibe, Tauranga has a regular line-up of exciting events and family festivals. The liveliest city in the Bay of Plenty, it sits right on the water’s edge, offering the ultimate playground for surfing, kayaking, fishing and swimming. More of a land lover? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other adventures waiting for you here, from biking and hiking, to camping and even hang gliding. If you are looking for a destination that offers top-quality study programmes and an unrivalled lifestyle, come and join us here at Aspire2 International in Tauranga.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Recruit talented students and graduates

Fill your part time, casual, full term, internship, short term vacancy needs. You can connect with Aspire2 International students and graduates through Aspire2 Work’s job board, career centre and free recruitment services.
These graduates are highly mobile and ready to move for the best opportunity after graduation.
Our students and graduates come with a broad range of skills and experience and specialise in business management, IT, hospitality, health services, and cookery.

  • Advertise your vacancies recruitment events or open days free of charge
  • Provide full recruitment support free
  • Use our campus interview facilities to recruit, no cost
  • Help shortlisting candidates and arranging interview times

Get extra help for your projects and events

Have an IT or business challenge? Our students can help. As part of their academic programmes, they develop applied projects alongside established businesses and organisations. The resulting intellectual property ends up belonging to industry partners. Various students also have work experience in: social media, marketing, graphic design, event organisation, photography and much more.

Participate in campus career fairs and career events

Aspire2 International’s career fairs are a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of your company, promote job opportunities, and meet potential future employees.

Or create your own career event with us

Participate in upcoming career fairs and events or host your own on-campus recruitment information sessions. These can be organized by our career offices, faculties, and student volunteers across any of the three campuses.

Select a work experience student

Work experience is an effective and low risk-way to recruit. You can benefit greatly from working with our students who are full of energy, fresh and innovative ideas, and invaluable cultural insights. Also by developing and helping to transition an international student from college to the workforce, you will gain recognition as a leading employer from your mentoring.

Offer tours of your workplace

Help us to get to know you better, let our students see your organisation, meet your team and learn what you do. A nice introduction to students and way to spot talent early.

Become a Aspire2Work Leading employer

You know your field of work, and by partnering with Aspire2 International, you have the opportunity to share your leadership and knowledge and represent your industry, and help groom ideal candidates for it. There are many bespoke opportunities that you can be tailored to your needs from: mentoring a student, setting up a scholarship, being our industry expert, giving informational interviews or feedback on CV’s. Or even join us as a judge on the panel for our ‘Dragons’ Dens’!

Be a guest speaker

Raise the profile of your organisation, introduce your company, meet with our students and talk about your career opportunities.

PSW Opportunity

PSW is  2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

There are two entry criteria options for the Diploma in Technology Management

Entry criteria option 1:
Students must hold at minimum a Level 6 Diploma in the following study areas:
technology and/or technology-related and/or management and/or management-related from a recognised institution.


Entry criteria option 2:
Two years of relevant work experience in technology and/or technology-related and/or management and/or management-related fields

International students

If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must be 18 years of age or older

English language requirement


  • provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5

Pearson Academic Test

  • have a Pearson Academic Test score of 50 or above


  • have a C1 Expert Test PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

Equivalent English certification

  • An equivalent English certification as specified in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 19850 NZD
    Annual Cost of Living: 20000 NZD
    Application Fee: N/A
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