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

Designed to give you an overview and understanding of administration procedures, this programme will help you run an office smoothly and efficiently. If you're new to administration, this programme will give you an advanced understanding of administration and management. If you're someone who has already mastered the basics, this qualification will help you step up to a more senior level.

About the programme

Do you want to learn how to make an office run smoothly and efficiently? 

Then this is the ideal option. This programme has been designed to give you an overview and understanding of administration procedures. 

If you're someone who has already mastered the basics of business administration, this nationally-recognised qualification will help you step up to a more senior level. If you're new to administration, it will give you an advanced understanding of administration and management skills that will make you a valuable asset to employers. 

The skills you develop in this programme are great for the following positions - Executive Personal Assistants, Office Administrators, Project Assistants, or Senior Receptionists - and for roles in these areas - customer relationships, frontline customer service, contact centres and sole charge roles in small businesses. 

You can study this programme at our Dunedin Campus or online via eCampus

Courses

Course name Description Level  Credits
The Business Workplace Learn how to work in a professional business environment; sustain and support administrative systems and processes in an ethical, social and culturally-inclusive environment 4 15
Professional Administrator Discover how to respond to stakeholder requirements through utilising effective customer service strategies and creating complex documents  4 15
Financial and Data Management Learn how to process statistical data and perform financial calculations to meet the requirements of a business entity 4 15
Executive Business Administration Learn how to implement, support and maintain administrative services and processes within the business entity in a culturally-inclusive environment  4 15

Further study options 

Successful completion of this programme creates a direct pathway to further business studies in the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5). This programme is only available online via the TANZ eCampus. There isn't an on campus study option.   

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.