National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (fully online)

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National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (fully online)
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CertificatePart time - 12 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$550-$770 for entire programme







Course related costs

No additional cost, resources available online.



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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If you are looking for a career that sees you working in management, this online programme is ideal and perfect for your professional development.

Our online programme recognises the skills and knowledge expected for people who are, or are seeking to be first line managers.

The flexible structure of this qualification enables individuals and organisations to select outcomes that meet the diverse roles and contexts required by a wide range of industries.

Your studies will include courses in training and development, health and safety, time management, performance management, change management, conflict management, organisational principles, workplace relationships and team leadership.

You must be currently working or have access to a business environment.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 45 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
  • 12 credits in NCEA English Level 1.
Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
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: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international students are ineligible to enrol in this national certificate.

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Career opportunities

This highly regarded qualification will prepare you for a role where you will manage people, resources and/or work operations as a team leader, supervisor, or change hand across a wide range of businesses and industries.

Study pathways

This programme can be a stepping stone to further qualifications such as The New Zealand Diploma in Business, National Diploma in Business Administration (online) and the National Diploma in Business (online).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT