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

Level 4

Gain skills businesses need in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology).

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Quick info

Level: 4

Locations: Palmerston North, Wairarapa, Whanganui, HLC Levin**

Duration: Half a year

Dates:
24 Jul 2017 – 1 Dec 2017
23 Jul 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

Domestic Fees:*
$3,287.50 (2017) $3,347.50 (2018)Scholarship info

International Fees:*
$9,487.50 (2017) $9,777.00 (2018)

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Working in business requires a broad skillset. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in any office administration role in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology).

You’ll develop technical and administrative skills that can contribute to improving performance and productivity.

**Note to students in Levin: You can take this course at HLC Levin.

Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) will be able to:
  • Provide administrative support
  • Perform financial calculations, process data, and produce information for business purposes
  • Maintain administrative systems and processes and make recommendations for improvements, to meet business entity needs.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Contribute to team work
  • Work independently
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour
  • Self manage
  • Organise others to contribute to an organisation’s performance
  • Show initiative to achieve goals
  • Comply with internal policies, legislation and other requirements.

Employment options include working in a wide range of general office administration roles under broad guidance, such as:

  • Office manager
  • Senior receptionist
  • Customer service
  • Personal assistant
  • Secretary
  • Call centre operator
  • Service desk coordinator


Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

Course Information

  • Team Leadership
  • Financial Data
  • Presenting in a Digital World
  • Advanced Customer Relations
  • Workplace Practices
  • Applied Business Solutions


Previous Related Programmes

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) supersedes and takes the best from the following programme of study, which is no longer offered:

  • National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 4)

Industry Connections

The New Zealand Association for Administrative Professionals (AAPNZ) provide an award each year at graduation for the highest achieving student.

Domestic Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 2 (including 10 Literacy Credits at Level 2 and 10 Numeracy Credits at Level 1)

OR


OR

On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean

International Entry Requirements

In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants.

English language proficiency
International student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form (ie combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.

Under 20 years of age
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply.

Advice & Guidance

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) comprises 60 credits. 

It is recommended that applicants have at least 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits.
Or 

Work experience
All learners are required to complete 35 hours work experience in an office environment.  

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.

Students at HLC Levin
Programme requirements may vary. Please contact your tutor for details.

Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.
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