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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business)

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Gain the skills and knowledge needed to establish and operate a successful small business.

This qualification, studied online, will equip you with the knowledge needed to establish a small business. It covers identifying relevant business opportunities; assessing the feasibility, viability and requirements of a small business; how to produce a plan for establishing a small business, and how to evaluate technology options to effectively operate a small business. You'll also learn about legislation relating to small businesses, and gain communication and people skills for building effective relationships with stakeholders.

* The online offering is available through TANZ eCampus.

Part-time up to 3 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$652 - $725 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$650 - $850 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

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 Speaking
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Listening

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

After completing this programme, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed to confidently and competently establish your own small business.

Study pathways

Further related study options at Ara include the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) Level 4, the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) Level 4, or the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 4.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business)

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to establish and operate a successful small business.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2454
Credits 60
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2454-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$652 - $725 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$650 - $850 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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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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