New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3).xml New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3)

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New Zealand Certificate in Retail Level 3

CertificateFull-time, 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2235

Domestic

$480

Starts

July

International

Please enquire

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Gain essential industry knowledge and skills for a strong start to a career in retail.

Prepare for supervisory positions with this study option.

This programme covers a wide range of topics from communication, administration and legislation to stock control, product knowledge, in-store displays, recruitment and personnel management.

Career opportunities

This programme will help you enter the retail industry, or further your existing career in retail, sales and customer services-related industries.

Study pathways

Options for further study include the New Zealand Certificate in Retail Level 4 and the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • 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 .

    OR

    • 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, Pearson 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 REQUIREMENTS

5.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning.

Application documents

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.