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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

STARTS: July 2024
Madras Street
International Close Date: Please enquire

COVID-19 vaccination information

Placements or workplace assignments are an integral part of this programme.You don’t need to supply evidence of your Covid-19 vaccination status to apply for this programme, but please be aware that some workplaces may require evidence from you that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before allowing you to complete work at their organisation.

Take a leading role in office administration.

The skills you gain on this programme will enable you to provide administrative services to meet the needs of a business entity. You'll learn how to perform financial calculations, process data, produce information for business purposes, maintain administrative systems and processes, and make recommendations for improvements.

You'll also learn how to communicate effectively with stakeholders, work collaboratively to contribute to the achievement of team objectives, select and apply customer service techniques, comply with policies and legislation, and consistently meet expectations.

The online offering is also available through Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga .

Part-time up to 3 years.

40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits

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

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

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 5.5 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

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of general office administration roles in a variety of sectors, under broad guidance.

These may include: a sole-charge role in a small business entity, senior receptionist, customer relationship roles, personal assistant or secretary, lead administrator, front line customer service, call or contact centre operator, office support worker, web administrator or service desk co-ordinator.

Study pathways

You can add to your business skills and expertise with a New Zealand Certificate in Business specialising in other areas (such as accounting support services, first line management, project management or small business) or by studying the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in accounting, administration and technology, leadership and management, and project management).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Take a leading role in office administration.

Type Certificate
Code NZ2461
Next Starts July 2024
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 60
Level 4
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2461-STRU
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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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