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

Level 4

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

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Quick info

Level: 4

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui

Duration: 19 weeks full-time
Part-time option available.
(See Course Hours & Duration for details)

Dates:
Palmerston North
19 Feb 2024 - 28 Jun 2024
22 Jul 2024 - 29 Nov 2024

Whanganui
19 Feb 2024 - 28 Jun 2024

Domestic Fees: *
$3,467.50

Scholarship info

International Fees:*
$12,500 + Student Services Levy $295.50

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 New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology).

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

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme runs for 19 weeks each year, including 2 holiday weeks.

Per week, your learning will include approximately:

Class Time
15.5 hrs

In-person, online
Work Experience / Administration and Technology Work Simulation 35 hrs
Study Time
18 hrs

Study in your own time

You can also choose to study part-time, or possibly by paper. Talk to us about your options with this programme.


 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of UCOL 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

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries for Personal/Executive Assistants, and Managers, see careers.govt.nz

Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL Te Pūkenga is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

This programme consists of 60 credits including:

Administrative Systems (15 credits)
Develop knowledge and skills to provide, improve and maintain administration services to meet business requirements.

Specialist Documents (15 credits)
Develop knowledge and skills to process data and produce specialist documents for business information.

Workplace knowledge (15 credits)
Develop knowledge and skills to deliver professional customer services that meet business requirements and develop the skills to work collaboratively within a team.

Business Information (15 credits)
Develop knowledge, technical skills and financial calculations to produce comprehensive business information


Previous Related Programmes

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) supersedes and takes the best from the following programme of study, which is no longer offered:

  • National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 4)

 Industry Connections

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

 Domestic Entry Requirements

40 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits; or relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or a recognised equivalent. 
Special and Discretionary Admission is available.


 

For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

International applicants are required to have an IELTS score of 5.5 (general or academic) with no individual band lower than 5 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules.



 Advice & Guidance

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.

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 have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL | Te Pūkenga Academic Statute and other relevant policies and procedures.

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 (not via the online application form).

 Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning Limited, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it.
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