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We are glad you are considering NZSBG as your study option. We specialise in providing students with individual support and guidance as they participate in our programmes. Our internationally recognised courses will enhance both your personal life and professional career opportunities. NZSBG has provided face-to-face, online, and blended courses of study to thousands of students since 1987. We are education and training specialists with a reputation for providing high quality programmes that are taught in a way that is innovative and engages students in the learning process. NZSBG is considered as a leading provider of face-to-face and online training courses on foundation-level knowledge, public policy, financial management, economic analysis, and performance management. Our reputation as an innovative and progressive educator nationally and internationally is one we intend to keep and grow throughout the world. NZSBG takes pride in keeping pace with employment and relevant industry developments ensuring that our courses are up to date with current trends. You will benefit from personal guidance to help find work opportunities that relate to your career interests. NZSBG is registered as a Private Training Establishment with the NZ Qualifications Authority, and is accredited to deliver New Zealand’s most popular business qualifications – the NZ Diploma in Business, the NZIM Diploma in Management (1 year full-time) and the NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) Level 6 (1 year full-time) as well as a wide range of courses for people working in government. Our school provides an educational experience that means you get a valuable and internationally recognised qualification, while becoming fluent in the language and values of a modern market economy. Grant Hodgson Principal



right place, Some of the benefits of studying with NZSBG are: • a safe and secure learning environment, with individual attention, support and pastoral care • assistance to find part-time jobs while you’re studying. Once you’ve successfully completed the diploma you’ll get additional help to find full-time employment • extra help with career planning, job approach skills, CV preparation, and interview skills • the ability to arrange your on-campus hours around your part-time work commitments.

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Bay of Plenty

As New Zealand’s largest city with a population of over 1.4 million residents, Auckland is the preferred study destination for over 20,000 international students. Auckland is the centre of commerce and is a vibrant and bustling city made up of a mixture of cultures and nationalities from all over the world. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland is surrounded by harbours, bays, beaches and islands. Auckland is situated near the top of the North Island and is the perfect location for exploring surrounding New Zealand destinations like Rotorua, the Bay of Islands and the Coromandel. The SBG Auckland Campus is located in the heart of Auckland City.

The capital city of New Zealand, with over 400,000 residents, Wellington is a unique city and a popular study destination for international students. Located at the bottom of the North Island, Wellington is a compact city with excellent public transport. Wellington is also the home to the New Zealand Parliament and most embassies and high commissions. Wellington is known as the political and creative capital of New Zealand and is renowned for arts, sports and culture. A city full of festivity with numerous museums, restaurants, cafés and theatres to explore. From Wellington’s harbour you can cross the Cook Strait to visit the South Island. The SBG Wellington Campus is located in the Wellington CBD.

Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is a city of contrasts. It is a place where its residents continue to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle amidst a natural environment worldrenowned for its beauty. A growing cosmopolitan ambience also adds a touch of excitment without over flashiness. There is nowhere else in the world where within two hours of an international airport you can ski at a world class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, go rafting, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, wind surfing, whale watching and visit world class wineries and gardens. The city centre is comfortably compact and our most delightful central feature is the gently winding Avon River.

Katikati Campus The Bay of Plenty on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is the perfect place to work and holiday with its beautiful harbours, long white surf beaches, friendly people and an easy going lifestyle. With a population of 150,000, the Bay of Plenty is a fast growing and exciting region to work and live in. It has high growth opportunities in fishing, forestry, horticulture and agriculture. Katikati is a very pleasant rural community located North West of Tauranga. It has excellent yearround employment and management development opportunities based on local horticulture and agriculture industries.



facts about New Zealand lifestyle

New Zealanders are friendly people,

The dollar is the currency in New

keen to explore the world and

Zealand. The rate of exchange with

Life in New Zealand is casual and relaxed.

welcome visitors to experience their

other currencies is variable. The

In the main centres it is cosmopolitan

country. Tourism and hospitality are

metric system is used for weights

with an emphasis on sport and the arts.

growing industries.

and measures.

While high-rise apartment living is


increasing in the main cities, single

Monday to Friday. In the weekend,

houses on separate plots of land

shopping hours are 10am-5pm.

are more common.


Restaurants and cafĂŠs feature national and international cuisine accompanied by excellent New Zealand wines.

New Zealand

is a parliamentary democracy with government elections every three years, the most recent in 2008. A proportional system of representation is used.









Monday to Friday. Christianity is the main religion but migrants have brought their own faiths and practising groups can be found throughout the country.

geography New Zealand lies in the far southwest of the Pacific Ocean, nearly 2,000 kilometres from its nearest neighbour, Australia. Similar in size to Japan or the British Isles, New Zealand occupies a land area of some 270,500 square kilometres. Three quarters of the population lives in the North Island. New


Zealand has two official languages, English and

New Zealand is lightly populated with approximately 4.25 million

Maori. English is the main language.

people. 80% are of European ancestry – mostly from Britain, and other European countries. Many Chinese and Indians have also

New Zealand’s landscape is dominated by mountain ranges and countryside. Cook Strait separates the two main islands of New Zealand, the North Island and the South Island. Both islands

lived in New Zealand for generations. Most live in the North Island. Auckland is the largest city with over 1 million people. Wellington is the capital city and the next largest centre of population. In the South Island, Christchurch and Dunedin are the main cities.

have large, fertile coastal plains divided by hills and mountain ranges. To add to the variety of the

good living

South Island scenery, there are fiords, glaciers

Students coming to SBG quickly learn new skills, like cooking,

and lakes, and coastal plains of Canterbury and

swimming, beach volleyball, barbecuing. The new students are

Southland, and of course, the beautiful Southern

greeted by the more advanced students, and are shown how to

Alps. In the North Island, there is New Zealand’s

get the best deals on food, accommodation, and other essential

largest lake, Lake Taupo, and most of the country’s active volcanoes - Ruapehu, Ngaurahoe, Tongariro


and Taranaki. These are all usually quiet, although

good learning

Mount Ruapehu erupted in 1995 and 1996. Hot

Students work on their programmes in roomy, comfortable open-

springs, geysers and mud pools are found in Taupo

plan office spaces and classrooms. The flexible learning, and

and Rotorua.

individualised teaching programmes mean that students can fit their

There are spectacular mountainous regions for

part-time work in around their study. Experienced tutors help all

some of the best skiing in the world, kilometres

students make steady progress through the programme.

of coastlines with incredible beaches for surfing

good jobs

and swimming, and tramping trails throughout the country.


Students at SBG have found a variety of jobs in retail outlets, on the railways, in fast-food outlets, service stations, and commission sales. The minimum wage is $NZ 12.75/hr (more than $10.00 in the

New Zealand enjoys a temperate climate with four

hand), and by working in weekends and public holidays, the effective

distinct seasons. The north of the North Island is

wage can be as high as $30/hr. Most SBG students have found a

subtropical and mild most of the year; the South

job within 2-6 weeks of arriving in New Zealand.

Island is cold in winter (June – September) but

great outcomes

mild in summer (December – March).The average temperature ranges from 9-25 Celsius with more

Ritesh, who came to SBG through Oasis Consultants, has now

than 2,000 hours of sunshine in a year. Rainfall can

completed his qualification in Auckland, and has secured a promotion

occur any time of the year but tends to be higher

and full-time employment in Dunedin as an SSC (Supervising

in winter. Snow regularly falls in the mountains but

Sales Contractor). He gets a car and assistance with travel and

seldom in the populated areas around the coast.

accommodation in Dunedin. As Ritesh had become the top sales

The New Zealand climate is variable all year being

person for Vodafone in Auckland, his boss was very keen for him to

neither very cold nor very hot. Most New Zealand

take on additional responsibilities so offered him a great package to

homes do not have central heating so you will need

shift to Dunedin. We are all very proud of the achievements, and the

to bring some warmer clothes to wear at home.

example Ritesh has set to all our other students through his hard

Jackets, coats and layered clothing are common.

work and positive attitude.

Even indoors a warm jersey may be needed. SBG PROSPECTUS


SBG pathway to


enter at any level

NZ Dip Business L6



NZIM Dip Management L5

NZIM Cert Language, Culture & Management L4

WorkPath SuperKombo

NZIM Dip Management (Advanced) L6

NZIM Dip Practice Management L5

NZIM Cert Practice Management L4

NZIM - New Zealand Institute of Management



part-time or full-time work/employment

Degrees at any New Zealand University L7

study options: New Zealand Diploma in Business - L6 The full 2 year course gives advanced entry to business degrees

NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) - L6 1 year programme, 8 papers, suitable for graduates

NZIM Diploma in Management - L5 1 year programme, suitable for school leavers

NZIM Diploma in Practice Management (Health) - L5 1 year programme for experienced Health professionals

SurePath 661 NZIM Diploma in Management - L5 or NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) - L6 6 months at your home, 6 months in New Zealand, 1 year work Visa - less costs, more certainty

WorkPath SuperKombo - 1 year NZIM Certificate in Language, Culture and Management - L4 NZIM Diploma in Management - L5 Improve your English and fast-track your study to become internationally employable



SurePath 661 Introduction You can study any of the NZIM diplomas through our SurePath 661 option. Study your first three papers in your home country and either complete your qualification at home or in New Zealand at one of our excellent campuses. Students who have already completed part of a New Zealand qualification have proved that they are bona fide students for the purpose of student Visa. How it works • study online at home, or at one of our authorised study centres in your country • you’ll have an online tutor and lots of online classmates • while you’re completing your first three papers you can apply for a study Visa to come to New Zealand to complete your qualification • as a graduate, you can apply for your graduate Job Search Work Visa to stay and work in New Zealand. IELTS Students don’t require an IELTS score to start study in their home country but require an IELTS of 5.5 to apply for, and continue their study in New Zealand.



NZIM Certificate in Management – 1 year Level 4 overview: 8 papers The Certificate in Management is an NZQA approved 80 credit Level 4 qualification. 80 credits The NZIM Certificate in Management consists of 8 papers.

The NZIM Certificate in Management is the major foundation management course in New Zealand. It also forms the basis for management training in many companies. Certificate graduates may obtain credit into the NZ Diploma in Business and the NZIM Diploma in Management, as well as other qualifications.

course structure: list A papers 802 Introduction to Marketing

803 Human Resources I: People at Work

805 Introduction to Management

812 Workplace Communication.

list B papers (select four) 807 Introduction to Financial Services

808 Introduction to Accounting

809 Human Resources II: Personnel Practice 810 Introduction to Law 811 Introduction to Computing

816 Business Computing

819 Problem Solving and Decision Making.

entry requirements You must have an IELTS score of 5.0 (academic). There are no prerequisites for this course. It is a first level course for if you have not studied management before or have basic experience in management and now wish to update your knowledge and skills.

pathway Certificate graduates may be eligible for exemption from up to two papers into the NZ Diploma in Business and the NZIM Diploma in Management.



WorkPath SuperKombo – 1 Year NZIM Certificate in Language, Culture and Management L4 & NZIM Diploma in Management L5

introduction The SuperKombo is specifically designed to meet the language and cultural needs of people with English as a second language. The programme pathways from the Certificate Level 4 programme through to the Diploma Level 5. The programme consists of 5 certificate papers and a further 4 papers at diploma level. After the successful completion of this double qualification, students qualify for a 1 year work visa with New Zealand immigration.

course structure certificate papers 880 Language and Culture

802 Introduction to Marketing

803 Human Resources 1: People at work

805 Introduction to Management

812 Workplace Communication diploma Papers 499 Unspecified (Cross credit

469 Academic Skills (Cross credit

from Certificate)

from Certificate)

560 Business Communication

530 Organisation and Management

630 Leadership

636 Applied Management

A workplace English study course is an integrated component of this business programme.

entry to the SuperKombo course You must have an IELTS score of 5.0 (academic). There are no prerequisites for entry to the SuperKombo.

benefits • pathway to New Zealand for IELTS 5.0 • opportunity to improve Business English skills • better employment skills • unique opportunity – SBG is the only school in New Zealand offering this combination.

pathway Graduates may go out to work on a 1 year visa or continue their studies onto the NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) Level 6.



NZIM Diploma in Management – 1 Year Level 5 overview 6 papers The NZIM Diploma in Management (NZIM Dip Mgt) is an NZQA approved 120 credit 120 credits Level 5 qualification. Students complete six 20 credit papers. It provides a thorough grounding in business and management practice appropriate for people wishing to enter and progress in business. It also provides a platform for students wishing to transition to degree programmes or advanced management qualifications.

why study the NZIM Diploma Management? The NZIM Dip Mgt is widely recognised by employer and professional groups. It is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The Diploma is ideal for careerminded people seeking a practical, flexible, high-quality business qualification. Course Structure: Core papers 530 Organisation and Management

560 Business Communication

630 Leadership

636 Applied Management.

optional papers (select two) 400 Accounting Principles or 520 The Economic Environment 510 Introduction to Commercial Law

435 Fundamentals of Small Business

541 Fundamentals of Marketing

550 Business Computing

430 Quantitative Business Methods

633 Human Resource Management

501 Accounting Practices

632 Operations Management.

Âť See our website for more info on individual papers

entry requirements You must have an IELTS score of 5.5 (academic) for direct entry. Students with IELTS score of 5.0 (academic) may apply but must pass a verbal interview or written test.

pathway You can gain certification in both the NZIM Diploma in Management and the New atisfy all course and Zealand Diploma in Business at the same time. But you must satisfy individual requirements for both qualifications.



NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) – 1 Year Level 6 8 papers 160 credits

overview The NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) is an NZQA approved 160 credit Level 6 qualification. Students complete eight 20 credit papers. This qualification consists of 8 papers most of which may be credited from the NZ Diploma in Business. The NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) builds on the skills of the Diploma in Management (Dip Mgt) for those who wish to pursue a professional management career. This qualification is designed for people who specialise or wish to specialise in management as a professional option. The programme has a focus on generic skills for professional managers. It serves as a link between management theory and practice for both students with little management experience and managers with little academic experience.

course structure: core papers 630 Leadership

636 Applied Management

Plus one of: 994 Strategic Management

995 Management process topic

optional papers (Select 5) 602 Management Accounting

633 Human Resource Management

635 Employment Relations

642 Marketing Research

962 Change Management

631 Strategic Planning for Small Business

990 Special topic OR 996 Management of Health Practices

entry requirements You must have an IELTS score of 6.0 (academic). For students without considerable management experience the minimum entry requirement is the NZIM Dip Mgt, or an equivalent course of study.

pathway Any of the listed core or optional papers already completed for the NZ Dip Bus may be credited to the Dip Mgt (Advanced). The qualification also provides an exit point from the NZ Diploma in Business for those students who wish to have a basic understanding of management practice but do not wish to specialise in business studies.



NZIM Diploma in Practice Management (Health) – 1 Year Level 5 overview 7 papers The NZIM Diploma in Practice Management (Health) is an NZQA approved 140 credit, 140 credits Level 5 qualification. Students complete six, 20-credit papers from the New Zealand Diploma in Business, as well as a specialist course The Management of Health Practices. It provides a more in-depth examination of the processes of managing businesses with a focus on human relations, financial and communications strategies, knowledge of legal requirements and other compliance issues, and an understanding of health policy and processes. It is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to manage a medium to large health practice.

course structure papers 400 Accounting Principles 501 Accounting Practices or 602 Management Accounting 530 Organisation and Management 560 Business Communication 633 Human Resources Management 996 The Management of Health Practices

entry requirements You must have an IELTS score of at least 5.5 (academic). The programme has been designed specifically for competent or experienced managers currently working in medical or health practices, and some of the assessments require access to medical or health practices. Where managers have little experience or knowledge relating to the management of health practices they might consider first completing the NZIM Certificate in Practice Management (Health).

pathway If participants wish to improve their general management understanding, rstanding, they c can her two papers taken complete the NZIM Diploma in Management by undertaking a further from the List A papers for that qualification.



New Zealand Diploma in Business – 2 Years Level 6 12 papers 240 credits

overview The NZ Diploma in Business (NZDip Bus) is an NZQA approved 240 credit Level 6 qualification. This qualification consists of twelve papers. You need to complete six of the seven core business papers plus six optional papers (at least 80 credits at 600 level, and no more than 60 credits at the 400 level) to awarded the qualification. It is a nationally recognised qualification that allows students to gain a broad range of general business skills and knowledge where you can gain a sound understanding of economics, commercial law, accounting, finance, management and marketing. You can also develop your communication, problem solving and decision making skills, and learn to work independently and as part of a team.

course structure: core papers 400 Accounting Principles

510 Introduction to Commercial Law

520 The Economic Environment

530 Organisation and Management

560 Business Communication

541 Fundamentals of Marketing

550 Business Computing.

electives 430 Quantitative Business Methods

435 Fundamentals of Small Business

469 Academic Skills for Business Studies

501 Accounting Practices

602 Management Accounting

630 Leadership

633 Human Resource Management

632 Operations Management

636 Applied Management

635 Employment Relations

642 Marketing Research

644 Buyer Behaviour and

631 Strategic Planning for Small Business

Communication Strategies

entry requirements You must have an IELTS score of 6.0 (academic)

pathway A number of providers offer exemptions from the initial stage(s) of a business degree to the holder of a NZDipBus.



support services on arrival

Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week if they are enrolled in a full

We’ll meet you at the airport when you arrive in New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch) and take you to your accommodation. Flight details and a photo must be provided 72 hours before arrival. You’ll take

time, full year course that requires them to attend a campus at least 20 hours per week.

part in orientation activities with other international students before you start your study.


The table below provides an estimate of living costs in NZ dollars

SBG undertakes to comply with the accommodation provisions set out in Part 6 of the Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.


Cost NZ$

SBG, does not require students to stay in a particular form of

Rent Shared accommodation


accommodation (e.g. hostel, backpacker, homestay, flat), while they are

Weekly expenses: food and personal items


studying. However, we will offer you a range of accommodation options

Utilities: gas electricity, telephone, internet


from budget to more luxurious, and book you into the place of your choice

Public transport


for your first four weeks in New Zealand*. This should give you time



to look around and choose a more long-term accommodation option.



Alternatively, you may prefer to arrange your own accommodation from arrival. neNote: this does not include possible one* This cost is not included in fees quoted and will be additional.

off establishment costs such as bond: (2-4

part-time work

ance (2 weeks), or weeks rent) rent in advance ld effects and persona household personal clothing.

We’ll help you with CV preparation and interview skills to apply for part-time jobs. Students can work up to 20 hours per week. The New Zealand minimum wage is $12.75 per hour.

living costs It is important to bring enough money for living when you come to New Zealand. Some things are very expensive, like a haircut, but other ry cheap. We recomm things, like a game of golf, are very recommend that you or living costs. allow around NZ$200.00 per week for



code SBG has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at

graduate job search work visa/permit If you are a student who has completed a qualification in New Zealand, but you do not have a job offer, you may be eligible for a Graduate Job Search Work Visa and/or Permit for a maximum of 12 months. Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at

eligibility for health services Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at

accident insurance The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at

medical and travel insurance International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.






Bay of Plenty



So I decided to join this prestigious institute. I did 661 Diploma in Management (6 months in India & 6 months in New Zealand) from SBG. Though I was in India, but I got full assistance of the tutors from SBG which helped me in finishing my course early and then got my visa in just 15 days. After coming to New Zealand, I got to know about its true beauty. The proficiency of the tutors especially Mr Mike Fermanis and the

“I am Harsimran Singh, student of 661 Diploma in Management at SBG (School of Business and Government). When I made plan for my further studies, I went through each and every aspect of all the colleges’ website in New Zealand. Somehow I saw the details and courses which SBG College was offering. I went through every detail of all the courses of the college and in the end I found the most suitable and outstanding offer, the 661 option course. This option is to study 6 months in India and 6 months in New Zealand. I felt it to be the best because in this the student has to complete half of the study in their own country, by living with their own people. Same as in my case, being at my home country, I got full assistance from the staff of SBG and I finished my study of India without any problem. At SBG, I had the privilege to be taught by tutors, who really cared about my academic progress, and I’ve benefitted from this immensely.

SBG members like Mr. Grant Hodgson and Mrs. Christine Roberts and everyone else helped me achieve well results in my studies. After completing my course I truly realised what was missing in me before. I was more confident and ready to face all the challenges with best of my talents. SBG gave me support and knowledge to adapt to life in a new country. People of New Zealand are so cooperative and helpful and it adds more beauty to the country. After completing my course, I felt that I have got the understanding of market and an organisation and now I am totally ready to enter in business world. And now I work as an IT support with an organisation in Auckland, New Zealand. I thank SBG to make me learn how to work smarter with being a hard worker. SBG provides a happy, caring and supportive environment that allows each student to reach the pinnacle of their capabilities. If you have the will, SBG has the way!” NALINI JISHTU

Moreover, after coming to New Zealand, I did not have to work part time for a long period of time as I finished my studies in just 6 months and started doing Full time work in my own profession. Now I earn double money than I used to earn during the period of studies. After doing Hotel Management from India, I did Management course from SBG, which really refined my skills and talents and all this has helped me getting a job which is really a good start for my career. Studying in SBG I have cultivated good study habits and also further enriched my attitudes towards academic achievement which compel me towards attaining higher goals and taught me to use the best of my talents in everything I do.” HARSIMRAN SINGH




Bay of Plenty

Level 8, Grand Plimmer Tower 2~6 Gilmer Terrace PO Box 12 524 Wellington 6144, New Zealand Phone +64 4 472 0567 Fax +64 4 472 4848

Level 8 115 Queen Street Auckland 1010 New Zealand Phone +64 9 379 9895

Level 3 134 Manchester Street Christchurch 8011 Phone + 64 3 365 3001 Fax +64 3 365 3003

Katikati Campus 109 Main Road Katikati Phone +64 7 549 5041

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“After finishing my Bachelors in Information Technology from India, I planned to enter in the Corporate World. Though I was graduated in IT, I did not have knowledge about any business and any organisation structure. I realised that just getting theoretical knowledge is not enough to prove best amongst all but one needs to know about what an organisation is within which he/she will work and what are various marketing tactics in order to utilise your talents for maximum productivity for that organisation. Then I heard about SBG (School of Business and Government) and got impressed by the courses offered by the organisation. I thought whatever our profession is, in every case we have to work within an organisation and deal with the market.

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