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National Certificate in Business Administration

Level 4

Get your business career off to the right start with UCOL’s National Certificate in Business Administration.

Business students in class at the Wairarapa campus
Quick info

Level: 4

Locations: Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa

Duration: 1 semester, full-time or part-time study options

All locations:
25 July 2016 - 2 December 2016

Domestic Fees:*

International Fees:*

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

Today’s modern workplace needs people who are skilled in business administration systems and processes. Businesses also need people who can communicate and deal effectively with customers as well as team members. 

UCOL’s National Certificate in Business Administration will help you develop a broad range of business administration knowledge and skills with an emphasis on management support and administration.

It can be also combined with the National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing Level 3 to provide a comprehensive one-year full-time programme.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Office management, administration & coordination
  • Personal assistance
  • Business support
  • Supervision or management
  • Team leadership
  • Executive secretarial roles
  • Or staircase to further study

Industry Connections

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

Domestic Entry Requirements

Open Entry.

International Entry Requirements

English Proficiency Entry Requirements:
The minimum entry requirement for international students is IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 (or equivalent). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). 

Advice & Guidance

A student enrolling in this programme is advised to complete the National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing, Level 3 prior to doing so.

Course Information

  • Text Processing
  • Computing
  • Communication
  • Administration


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.