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

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

19 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

Summary

Gain skills businesses need in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology).

Working in business requires a broad skillset. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in any office administration role in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology).

You’ll develop technical and administrative skills that can contribute to improving performance and productivity.

Levin

Students in Horowhenua can study this programme at HLC Levin.

Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) will be able to:

  • Provide administrative support
  • Perform financial calculations, process data, and produce information for business purposes
  • Maintain administrative systems and processes and make recommendations for improvements, to meet business entity needs.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Contribute to team work
  • Work independently
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour
  • Self manage
  • Organise others to contribute to an organisation’s performance
  • Show initiative to achieve goals
  • Comply with internal policies, legislation and other requirements.

Employment options include working in a wide range of general office administration roles under broad guidance, such as:

  • Office manager
  • Senior receptionist
  • Customer service
  • Personal assistant
  • Secretary
  • Call centre operator
  • Service desk coordinator

Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology)
  • Bachelor of Applied Management

Course Information

  • Team Leadership
  • Financial Data
  • Presenting Text in a Digital World
  • Advanced Customer Relations
  • Workplace Practices
  • Applied Business Solutions

Industry Connections

The New Zealand Association for Administrative Professionals (AAPNZ) provide an award each year at graduation for the highest achieving student.

Entry criteria

  • NCEA Level 2 or equivalent qualification OR
  • Equivalent academic achievement, such as New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) OR
  • On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean

English language Requirement: IELTS - General or Academic: Score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 with score of 162; no less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 3 (Applied); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 42 with no band less than 36.

Under 20 years of age

For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).

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