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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) - Online

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) - Online

Level 3

Gain essential communication and leadership skills important to getting the best performance out of your team with the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership).

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: Online

Duration: 12 weeks per course (Full-time and Part-time enrolments)

Monthly intakes

Domestic Fees: *
$549.03Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

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.

If you have recently become a team leader or are aiming for a team leadership role, UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) is ideal.

The online business course will give you the skills and knowledge to make a positive contribution to your team's performance and help improve your efficiency as a leader.

Study this qualification online with eCampus NZ.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Possible job opportunities include working as a team leader. To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Managers.

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 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.

From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

This programme consists of 48 credits. The courses includes:

Effective Team Performance (16 Credits)
Develop the communication skills to give and receive feedback, deliver instructions and have courageous conversations. You will also learn the importance of listening, managing conflict and how to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders. Learn how to become a successful team member and performance techniques to help you and the team.

Business Communications (16 Credits)
There are many aspects to successful communication. When communicating within a workplace environment you need to understand the importance of all verbal and written correspondence. In this course you will gain the tools to communicate in a socially and culturally appropriate manner with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Gain the skills to write basic business reports and manage business correspondence. Learn the importance of engagement protocols, internal policies, cultural diversity and ethics. Understand the importance of time management, personal presentation and the power of a positive attitude.

Understanding Leadership (16 Credits)
Explore leadership styles and techniques to become an emerging leader. 

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry.

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5 with no band score less than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). UCOL is a TOEFL testing centre.

Learners who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language skills.


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

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is an excellent starting point for those wanting to work in a team leadership role.

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 Academic Statute and other relavant 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).


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.