What will I learn?
Enhance your administrative skills.
This qualification will provide you with that next level of administrative skill and expertise to provide excellent service to your internal and external clients. You will become confident at identifying and developing solutions to common problems within the administrative function of an entity, ensuring smooth systems and processes are in place.
Gain an enhanced understanding of finance and stats.
This qualification will provide you with the skills to understand the technologies available to help you deliver on statistical and financial data within the business. This is an important component of every organisation and it needs to be right.
Enhance your communication skills.
Learn how to communicate confidently and effectively in a clear and concise way with all your customers, using the right terminology, tone and providing the required level of service.
Discover how to present documents professionally.
Professional document presentation is a skill to be mastered and you will do just that by completing this qualification. Learn how to use the tools of the trade to deliver high quality documents that meet expectations.
- 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 5.0, 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.
If you need to improve your English, we offer a range of English language programmes.
This qualification is made up of four courses. Each course is delivered over 10 weeks. NZQA guidelines suggest up to 150 hours of total study time for a 15 credit course. So to complete one of the courses successfully in the 10 weeks you must be prepared to devote approximately 15 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level this may vary to a certain degree.
If you want to study as a full-time student you can enrol on more than one course at a time, which will increase the amount of study required per week.
|Course title||Level||Credits||Work hours|
|The Business Workplace||4||15||150|
|Financial and Data Management||4||15||150|
|Executive Business Administration||4||15||150|
1. The Business Workplace
To enable students to work in a professional business environment who can sustain and support administrative systems and processes in an ethical, social and culturally inclusive environment.
- Provide a range of administrative services to meet organisational and operational requirements using digital technologies
- Comply with legislation and internal policies and procedures of the business entity.
- Communicate and engage with business entity stakeholders in a professional, ethical and culturally appropriate manner.
2. Professional Administrator
The aim of this course is to enable students to respond to stakeholder requirements through utilising effective customer service strategies and creating complex documents.
- Use digital technologies to create complex documents in response to stakeholder requirements.
- Collaborate and work effectively with others toward achieving team objectives.
- Provide customer service strategies and apply problem solving techniques to meet stakeholder expectations in an ethically and socially appropriate manner.
3. Financial and Data Management
To enable students to process statistical data and perform financial calculations to meet the requirements of the business entity.
- Use relevant digital technologies and devices to produce financial information and manage data for business purposes.
- Use relevant digital technologies to process data, carry out financial calculations and maintain operational records.
- Comply with internal policies and procedures in accordance with New Zealand legislation.
4. Executive Business Administration
To enable students to, implement, support and maintain administrative services and processes within the business entity in a culturally inclusive environment.
- Work independently to perform administration services to support and contribute to the workplace
- Maintain administrative systems and processes within a business entity and suggest recommendations for improvement.
- Comply with company policies and procedures regarding socially and culturally appropriate behaviour in the workplace.
- Select from a range of digital technologies to create and present complex documents in response to stakeholder requirements.
Further study options
Upon successful completion of this programme, you may choose to further your learning and progress to the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5) and then the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting), (Administration and Technology) or (Leadership and Management), or other business qualifications at degree level.
Prefer to study face-to-face? No problem. We offer the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting) or (Leadership and Management) on campus in Dunedin.
Student loans and allowances
Full-time domestic students of this programme are eligible for student loans and allowances (dependent on age and financial circumstances.) Please contact Studylink for additional information. Phone 0800 88 99 00 or visit: www.studylink.govt.nz
Recognition of prior learning
If you already have extensive knowledge and skills gained from practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification in the course of your life. www.capablenz.ac.nz
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.