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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: 19 weeks

Palmerston North
24 Jul 2017 – 1 Dec 2017

24 Jul 2017 – 1 Dec 2017

24 Jul 2017 – 1 Dec 2017

24 Jul 2017 - 1 Dec 2017

Domestic Fees:*
$3,287.50Scholarship info

International Fees:*

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are 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

Graduates of this qualification 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:

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 Literacy 10 credits at Level 2 and Numeracy 10 credits at Level 1)



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. 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.

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

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.

Course Information

  • Team Leadership
  • Financial Data
  • Presenting Text 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)


This programme is subject to approval and accreditation.