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New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 4)

CertificateFull time – 1 year, Part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



$167.00 per course


Throughout the year


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Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Gain skills and knowledge for the dynamic world of retail and sales.

This programme is offered online, so if you're already in employment you can fit your studies around your other commitments.

During the programme you'll learn about health, safety and security practices; the application of standard operating policies and procedures; and you'll gain specialist knowledge and skills relating to products and services.

* The online offering is available through TANZ eCampus.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits OR New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3)

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • You must be currently working in a retail environment.
    Internet-ready computer, email software, Microsoft office 2007 or other is desirable but not necessary.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note : Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form and verification you are employed

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you'll be ready for employment in a wide variety of retail environments.

Study pathways

You can build on your skills and knowledge with the New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 or the Bachelor of Applied Management (Retail Management).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics