Excellent International Academy offers a range of English speaking courses to suit different skill levels and personal goals. Our classes include General English, IELTS preparation, English for Migrants, Academic English and also one-on-one tuition for those who feel they need a little extra help and support.
Welcoming students from across the globe, we offer a vibrant, multicultural learning environment that is both supportive and inclusive. We aim to provide students with the skills necessary to grow and flourish in their new country of residence. Graduates gain confidence in their abilities throughout their time with us, leaving with a strong grasp of how to use English in their everyday lives. If you wish to study in a caring and supportive environment, we invite you to join our dynamic, friendly team today. We offer small English classes with experienced teachers, ensuring you obtain the tuition you need to excel. Rated NZQA Category 2, you can trust our school to deliver a high level of tuition that produces tangible results.
Excellent International Academy offers a range of English speaking courses to suit different skill levels and personal goals. Our classes include General English, IELTS preparation, English for Migrants, Academic English and also one-on-one tuition for those who feel they need a little extra help and support. In addition to our language lessons, we also offer a number of business management and leadership courses. The New Zealand Diploma of Business – Level 5 and New Zealand Diploma of Business – Level 6 are centred on management and leadership skills, and are designed to provide graduates with the ability to work for a range of business entities.
Who goes to Excellent International Academy?
Approximately 200 EFTS. We have students from China, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Japan, India, Italy, Malaysia, Vietnam, Fiji, Russia, etc.
Why should I Enrol at EIA?
New NZ Business Diplomas are designed to prepare students as managers and leaders within the industry. At level 5 students are responsible for their own workload at a rate of 30% while at level 6 they are completely in charge. Teachers play a facilitator role and papers are mainly project based. Students also can engage in case studies and work as a group. All assessments are competency based, and students are allowed to re-sit any component of their assessment that they may have failed. These are our differences from other providers: - Flexible time-table - Local and international experienced tutors and highly qualified - Monthly intakes (every 1st Monday of the month) - Friendly and multicultural staff - Small and mixed classes.
What am I going to learn?
These are the papers you are going to learn in each level:
LEVEL 5 LEVEL 6
Fundamentals of Business
Accounting for Managers
Business Ethics and Communication
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Innovation and Change Management
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Change Management
Small Business Management
How long is each course?
There are 6 papers, each one worth 20 credits. You will have 36 weeks of classes and 16 weeks of holiday, for a total of 52 weeks (academic year) - per level. There are 3 semesters of 12 weeks and you do 2 papers in each semester. For each paper you will have 20 hours of classroom study and 14 hours of self-study. If you decide to study Level 5 & Level 6, you might finish in fewer than 2 academic years. This will be assessed case by case and is only possible if the Academic Board approves it.
What is the difference between Level 5 & Level 6?
Level 5 is more like an entry level into Business studies, and is for those students who just finished high school, or have some experience working in a business environment.
What skills will be learnt in the course?
Problem-solving, decision-making, leadership and management, entrepreneurship, innovation, concepts of business structure, operations, accounting, sales, marketing, human resource, common law, social trends and risk management.
How will I pass the course?
You will have both practical and theoretical work to complete. There will be also presentations by guest speakers with lots of experience within the industry. Students are required to apply the principles and practices of key business functions to solve problems of efficiency and effectiveness.
What are the requirements to enrol?
-Students for the Level 5 program must be at least 16 years of age with an English score of IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 (or equivalent English score) and have completed at least a Certificate in Business Level 3 or New Zealand Year 12 Secondary Schooling or international equivalent. Alternatively, they should have at least two years of relevant work experience.
-Students for the Level 6 program must be at least 17 years of age with an English score of IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (or equivalent English score) and have completed at least a Diploma in Business Level 5 or international equivalent. Alternatively, they should have at least two years of relevant work experience if they do not have the Diploma in Business.
-All learners must have insurance while studying.
Can I pay my fees in instalments?
Yes, but your visa only will be considered by NZ Immigration for the period that you have paid.
What are the pathways / partnerships to go to UNI or find a job/internship?
Most students who study NZDB are qualified to continue their study with higher education institutes such as polytechnics or universities. We are currently negotiating with some Institutes, making sure that they recognise the work you do here at EIA. It is possible that half of your credit achieved is accepted towards a degree – you must complete your qualification successfully and achieve all the credits. Some polytechnics such as UNITEC may accept up to 1 and half years of your studies at EIA and allow you to finish a degree programme doing the remaining of only 1 and a half years.
Am I able to work while studying?
Yes, you may work up to 20h/week while studying and full time (40h/week) during holidays. This is subject to NZ Immigration policy.
How does the internship work? Is it a requirement? Does the School assist students to find an internship?
Some businesses in NZ allow International students to work for them for a period of time and usually for free to gain some NZ experience. These will be individually assessed and agreed on.
How to apply for the visa from my country?
You can apply online through the Immigration website, and these are all the documents you will need: - Offer of Place - Receipt of payment - 2 Photos - Passport (valid until 6 extra months after your finishing date on the course) - Bank statements with a proof of NZD$ 15,000 (or equivalent) per year of study - Air flight ticket to do back to your home country Insurance for the full period of studies * NZ Immigration may require more documents, such as police certificate, chest x-ray or other medical exams, etc. Please check the Immigration website.
How do the "competency based" assessments work?
These are vocational courses and prepare students for employment in a New Zealand setting. The learning methodology is applied and once you have completed your course, you are ready to be employed by a New Zealand company. The competency Based assessment means that there are no final exams as such and students’ work is assessed based on their effort both on theoretical and practical findings required by the course. The whole class will work as a team, sometimes as a group and other times individually doing research, local case studies and seminars. Assessments are designed to evaluate each student’s work. There are assessment rubrics and breakdowns making sure that the work of each student is evaluated fairly, accurately & consistency. If a student doesn’t achieve 100% and fail parts of their assessment, then they will be given 2 other chances to fulfil the prerequisites of the course. All student must achieve 100% in order to complete the course.
Will there be an orientation day before I start?
Yes, all the students go through an orientation program at the start of the course. Teachers also run orientation programs during the course. This could include driving in New Zealand (how get your learner license in NZ), safety instructions, holidays and calendar of the course, course requirements, handbooks etc.
What are the minimum attendance requirements?
Anything below 80% is not acceptable. You must have a valid reason to miss your classes, this could include medical/family reasons, etc. EIA has a 100% attendance policy.
Can EIA arrange a homestay for the period of my studies in Auckland?
Yes, we can help you to find a suitable homestay while you are studying in Auckland. Get in touch with the reception for further information. You can do this before or after your arrival in New Zealand. Fees may be applicable.
Can EIA help me find a job?
Yes, we can help you with CV writing, cover letter, interview skills and we also post jobs available in our campus for your information.
What are the requirements for students who are under 18?
If you are under 18, your parents must be involved in your enrolment and you must have a designated guardian while you are living in New Zealand. Please check our website’s student section for further information.