Graduate as a work-ready individual who has the ability to contribute to the performance and productivity of a business organisation. Roles could include:
- General Administrator
- Data Entry Operator
- Junior Personal Assistant
- Customer Service
- Office Administration Assistant
- Word Processing Operator
- Contact Centre Worker.
- Open entry.
- If English is not your first language, you must provide:
- New Zealand University Entrance OR
- Overall Academic IELTS 5.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR
- Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS (see here for NZQA proficiency table and here for list of recognised proficiency tests).
If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.
You will study
This Certificate has three courses which must be completed in the following order:
|Administration Essentials||Discover how to produce business documents to meet industry specifications||3||15|
|Administration Professionals||Learn how to become a professional administrator who demonstrates professional and ethical behaviour in a socially- and culturally-appropriate manner to provide proficient customer service||3||15|
|The Practice||Learn how to work professionally in a business entity to provide administrative and general services that support everyday operational activities||3||30|
Further study options
Successful completion of this programme creates a direct pathway to further business studies for the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) which will prepare you for a senior administration role. This programme is available at our Dunedin Campus or online via the TANZ eCampus.
You must be prepared to supply your own headphones, stationery and textbooks (if requested by your lecturer).
Course work for this programme will require approximately 20 hours of directed study in the form of class attendance per week. You will be expected to spend equal hours of your own time in self-directed study in order to successfully complete this programme.
Student loans and allowances
Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
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.