Business Administration and Technology Level 3 Business Administration and Technology Level 3

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

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while still at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) DE Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street

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Programme Content

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.

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enroll 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.

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

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Application Documents

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
29027 Produce business documents using software applications 1 15 15
29024 Provide business administration support using business technology 1 15 15
29025 Obtain, communicate, and reproduce business information using business technology 1 15 15
29026 Process data to produce information for business purposes 1 15 15