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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) with a focus on Business

  • Dunedin and Auckland (international students only)
  • Dunedin: One semester full-time; Auckland: 17 weeks full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: February, April, July and October
  • Apply until start date

Want to gain the skills needed for higher level learning? This Certificate will teach you what is needed for diploma- and degree-level study in a business context. Successful completion will guarantee you entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) or the Bachelor of Applied Management as long as you meet the stated English Language requirements for the specific programme,

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

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time: part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Do you want to learn how to make an office run smoothly and efficiently? Then this is the ideal option. 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.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management)

  • Auckland for onshore international students or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • One year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February, April, July and October
  • Apply anytime

All business organisations need highly capable and competent members of a team who demonstrate the potential to lead staff, ensure targets align with strategic objectives, manage projects, and contribute to business planning to achieve high performance and productivity. This programme is very practical and, with courses such as Business Environment, Leadership and Organisational Planning, will give you the skills you need to make you a valued employee who can contribute from day one in an organisation.

Doctor of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • Three - four years full-time (up to seven years part-time)
  • Level 9 - 10
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Are you an advanced practitioner who is ready to achieve a doctoral qualification while making a significant contribution to their organisation, hapū, iwi, community or professional area? The DPP captures emergent knowledge relevant to the candidate’s work and relevant for work contexts, integrating work-based knowledge with disciplinary knowledge to create new knowledge.

OSTC Business and Tourism (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply via your school's career advisor

Want to explore what a career in business or tourism would be like? This Otago Secondary-Tertiary College programme is for high school students and will be studied every Friday during the school year. Amongst other things, you'll learn how to create the ultimate tourism experience through customer service or an event and how to attract tourists through destination marketing.