Professional Diploma in Digital & Social Selling
A worldwide recognised diploma leading to the Certified Digital & Social Selling Professional (CDSSP) credential
This diploma equips with insight into the key concepts of digital and social selling - from integration and strategy, to social account management, through to digital sales leadership, you’ll possess the skills to become a social selling superstar.
This course is registered with Management Capability Development Fund. Small businesses may qualify for the 50% funding from the NZTE.
Certify your skills
The Professional Diploma is ideal for sales consultants and sales representatives of all levels, business development executives and managers, account managers, relationship managers and those leading sales teams.
It also suits anyone looking to develop their digital sales capabilities and consolidate their practical application of digital tools and social selling techniques.
Comprised of digital leaders such as Google and Facebook, our Industry Advisory Council informs and validates our learning content to ensure it is cutting-edge, relevant and technically accurate.
The members of the Industry Advisory Council who validated the course include:
Boost your employability
Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be awarded:
A Professional Diploma and
The internationally recognised Certified Digital & Social Sales Professional credential.
Jumpstart your career
95% of the certified professionals are currently employed. Better yet, 81% were promoted after earning their certification.
Engaging and interactive online learning system
Our latest learning management system comes with over 180-hours of content that includes:
helpful handbooks and practical exercises
clear student progress indicators
unlimited replays of course material
fully mobile responsive site designed for learning on the go
Enrol anytime and apply learning straight away
The programme is enhanced with industry work-connected learning. You can learn a concept one day and start applying it in the workplace the next.
The Diploma is delivered through 30 hours of online learning, and supported with an optional face to face online video conferencing (1 hour session x 1 module x 10 weeks) with IDMNZ digital specialists.
12-month free digital library membership just for you
Get connected to your digital library that gives you:
Practical advice and insights from experts to boost your career: interviews, performance reviews and key stakeholder meetings.
High-quality templates to boost your employability
A career zone to support professional development
Access to the latest industry news and updates
Just-In-Time (J-I-T) learning activities through webinars and online programs
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THIS COURSE?
6 months or less, depending on student's pace. This is a full online learning programme that delivered through 30 hours of learning. Most students completed the course and get certified in 10 weeks.
IDMNZ provides optional face to face online video conferencing with mentor (1 hour session x 1 module x 10 weeks). You are welcomed to join in.
All applicants must be educated to at least ‘A’ Level standard (or equivalent) and be fluent in oral and written English language. Additionally, all applicants must fulfill at least one of the following criteria:
- Have professional work experience in any field.
- Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
- Hold a Diploma with at least 2 years working experience.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
This programme is aimed at a variety of sales professionals, from inbound and outbound consultants and reps, to business development executives, account managers and sales team leaders.
I DON'T HAVE A DIGITAL SELLING BACKGROUND. IS THIS COURSE TECHNICAL?
Anyone with suitable work experience can apply for the Professional Diploma in Digital Selling. A background in a related discipline is not required, though we recommend this specialist diploma course to sales professionals or individuals interested in pursuing a career in the industry.
The aim of this Professional Diploma is to teach you everything you need to know about incorporating digital tools and practices into your selling strategy, so you can achieve your targets, increase your OTE and position yourself as a digital selling superstar!
WHO ACCREDITS THE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN DIGITAL SELLING?
The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) is the global certification standard for Digital Marketing education. The DMI have certified more professionals to a single, industry validated, digital marketing standard than anyone else in the world.
WHAT DO I GET UPON ENROLMENT?
- Access to your online student portal so you can start studying
- Content expert lecturers
- Excellent face-to-face video conferencing or classroom learning (depending on student number) with our digital specialists
- Up-to-date digital trends, information and lecture notes
HOW IS THE PROGRAMME ASSESSED?
This Professional Diploma is assessed through a computer-based exam, which is 3-hours long and composed of a number of interactive question types including Multiple Choice, True or False, and Hotspots. We administer the exam through Pearson VUE and its global network of test centers, so you can locate your nearest center and enjoy a consistent, regulated exam experience.
Your examination fee NZD $365 is included in the course fee. Subsequent re-sits due to failed attempts will incur a same fee.
WHEN IS THE NEXT INTAKE?
Student can enrol anytime to gain access to the online learning portal and start studying. Student will be informed later with the video conferencing schedule.