New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (YG) .xml Business Administration and Technology

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Business admin

CertificateFull time - 6 months

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Christchurch - City campus, Ashburton and Timaru


Youth Guarantee programmes are a great way to learn practical skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

If you're good with people, organised and you want to work in an office environment, challenge yourself with this qualification.

Become a competent business administrator. On this programme you'll learn how to provide administrative and general office services to support everyday operational activities.

Credit recognition

Credit Recognition may be available for this programme. If you’ve previously completed study in this area please contact the relevant academic department for cross credit/credit transfer options. If you’ve gained related skills and knowledge through work experience, talk to our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and are between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme complete:

  • A youth guarantee application form

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you'll possess the skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of supervised general office administration roles in a variety of sectors. Roles may include: receptionist, data entry operator, front line customer service roles, call or contact centre operator, secretary, office support worker.

Study pathways

You can pathway from this qualification to the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 4.