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

Level 4

Gain skills businesses need in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 4 - Online.

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Quick info

Level: 4

Locations: ​Online via TANZ eCampus platform

Duration: 19 weeks

23 Jul 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

Domestic Fees:*
$668.00Scholarship info

Find out if you're eligible for fees-free study

International Fees:*
To be confirmed.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

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) Level 4 - Online.

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

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 4 - Online 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:

 Course Information

UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 4 - Online covers:

  • The Business Workplace
  • Professional Administrator
  • Financial and Data Management
  • Executive Business Administration

 Domestic Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 2 (including 10 Literacy Credits at Level 2 and 10 Numeracy Credits at Level 1)



On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable

 Advice & Guidance

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) comprises 60 credits. 

It is recommended that applicants have at least 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits, or the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3).

Work experience
All learners are required to complete 35 hours work experience in an office environment.  

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.


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.