Diploma is a little bit unfamiliar
qualification to the Japanese people as there are no such qualifications in
Japan. Each university and Polytechnic offers a variety of Postgraduate
Diploma programs. Diploma normally is the first half of a 2-year Masters program.
Upon successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma program, students could
roll over to a Master's Degree (1 year).
準修士号 (Postgraduate Diploma) & 準学士号 (Graduate Diploma)
The following is the entry requirements for the Masters programs in NZ.