Business and Retail

Youth - Business and Retail

The business and retail sectors offer incredible scope for a varied and rewarding career. You can advance from entry level roles right up to senior management positions, and you can specialise in a particular area of business such as marketing or human resources, or move across various business sectors during your career. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, the opportunities to start your own business are limitless.

Study Pathways

Ara has a wide range of business study options ranging from certificates and diplomas to degrees and graduate qualifications, many with specialisations in areas such as retail, hospitality and sports or management.

Programmes

Business admin

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

Programme code:
NZ2452
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

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.

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New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3) YG

Programme code:
NZ2235
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February

Prepare for supervisory positions with this study option.

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New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3) CTC

Programme code:
NZ2235
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February

Prepare for supervisory positions with this study option.

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Intro to Retail, Business Administration and Technology

Service Industries Vocational Pathway (Introduction to Retail, Business Administration and Technology)

Programme code:
NCEP4N
Level:
2
Credits:
18
Starts:
February, August

You will gain practical hands-on experience using digital communication, and office equipment, and learn the art of successful customer service.

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New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) (Retail)

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) (Retail)

Programme code:
NZ2862
Level:
2
Credits:
60
Starts:
February

Prepare for entry-level roles within a wide range of retail and sales environments.

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Retail - Level 2

Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2 (Retail) YG

Programme code:
OT5062
Level:
2
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Develop the skills required to provide excellent customer service within a retail sales environment.

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Business admin

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) CTC

Programme code:
NZ2452
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February

Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC) is a partnership between secondary schools and tertiary education providers. It's a different way of learning where you complete your NCEA studies at secondary school and start working towards a tertiary qualification.

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