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

STARTS: July 2024
Madras Street

Gain skills to become a competent business administrator.

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

Specifically you'll also 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.

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$3,455 - $3,460 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$350 per year

This programme has open entry.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

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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Career opportunities

On successful completion of this programme, you’ll have the skills needed for entry-level employment in most types of businesses, organisations and industries.

Study pathways

This programme leads on to a Level 4 certificate and Level 5 diploma. Beyond that, you can study towards a Bachelor of Applied Management.

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

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Gain skills to become a competent business administrator.

Type Certificate
Code NZ2452
Next Starts July 2024
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 60
Level 3
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2452-MAIN

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$3,455 - $3,460 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$350 per year
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NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) - Jul 2024 - Christchurch
Start date: 22 July 2024

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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