Channel your creativity towards a career you’ll love, whether it’s writing a radio ad, dreaming up a fun radio contest or producing news stories. Learn on-air presentation, sales and marketing, brand engagement, audio production, podcasting, journalism and more. Benefit from tutors who work in the industry.

The New Zealand Diploma in Radio Broadcasting (Level 5) develops fundamental radio skills and the ability to deliver audio, video and digital storytelling across a wide variety of media platforms.

Programme outline

Broadcast Presentation

Learn how to use your voice effectively and develop the vocal skills to reflect a range of presentation styles including hard and soft sells, character-reads, news-casts, live-crosses and more.

Radio Journalism 

Develop skills for researching, compiling and delivering compelling news content for radio.

Live Broadcast

Prepare and present live radio broadcasts - individually and in tandem.

Radio Production

Record, edit and mix audio content for a range of audio projects including commercial campaigns, features, station branding, news bulletins and more


Discover new media platforms and use them to enhance your radio content – includes, podcasting, videography, blogging, photography, presenting to camera, social media.

Writing for Radio

Learn the art of writing for the ear, from creative advertising copy to captivating news content.

Radio Business Practice

Discover the secrets to selling radio advertising, brand engagement and packaging news and entertainment content.

Professional Studies

Understand the wider radio broadcasting landscape through social, political, economic, cultural, historical and legal contexts.

Radio Station Project

Develop collaborative, problem-solving, broadcasting skills through an applied radio station project.

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent with minimum 10 credits in English (5 credits reading, 5 credits writing) plus evidence of writing ability based on interview, voice test and writing test and Level 3 NCEA English or equivalent and evidence of ability based on interview and writing/voice test

International students

Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

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