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.
- Open entry.
- If English is not your first language, you must provide:
- New Zealand University Entrance OR
- Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 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
|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.
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.