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Business Administration and Technology Level 3 (Dual Enrolment)

Gain skills for entry-level employment in a range of business environments.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

Learn how to provide administrative and general office services to support everyday operational activities.

Specifically you'll learn how to perform financial calculations, process data, produce information for business purposes, communicate effectively with stakeholders and work co-operatively within a team to achieve objectives. Other areas covered include selecting and applying customer service techniques, applying effective problem solving, decision making, ethical behaviour and self-management.

You'll earn a New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 3

This programme is delivered two days per week (Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am - 3.00pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility. Part-time up to 3 years.

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Fees may apply for International Students

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
29024 Provide business administration support using business technology 1 15 15
29027 Produce business documents using software applications 1 15 15
29026 Process data to produce information for business purposes 1 15 15
29025 Obtain, communicate, and reproduce business information using business technology 1 15 15
Total: 60 60

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

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

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Gain skills for entry-level employment in a range of business environments.

Type Dual Enrolment
Code NZ2452
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 60
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees Fees may apply to international students
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2452-DUAL
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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.

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