Otago Polytechnic

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

Location

Dunedin 

Duration
One semester full-time or one year part-time
Delivery

On campus 

Credits
60
Level
4
Start
February and July
Apply
until start date
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    18 February 2019
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. 

You can study this programme at our Dunedin Campus or online via the TANZ eCampus. And, if you're 16-19 years old, you may be able to study this programme for free through the Youth Guarantee Fees Scheme

Career outcomes

The skills you develop in this qualification are particularly relevant for the following positions:

  • Executive Personal Assistants 
  • Office Administrators 
  • Project Assistants 
  • Senior Receptionists

and for roles in these areas:

  • Customer relationships
  • Front line customer service  
  • Contact Centres 
  • Sole charge role in small business entity. 
Entry requirements 
  • Open entry. 

All students (international and domestic) for whom English is not a first language:

  • must demonstrate English Language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.0 OR
  • must provide acceptable alternative evidence of English language proficiency depending on the visa decline rate of the country you are from. See here for acceptable evidence and visa decline rates by country.

Please note: All scores must be achieved in a single test completed in the preceding two years. You cannot combine scores from multiple tests. If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance you are not required to provide evidence of English Language skills.

 

You will study
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 porcesses 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.     

Additional costs

You must be prepared to supply your own headphones, stationery and textbooks (if requested by your lecturer).

Your workload

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.  

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.

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