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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) - Online

Level 3

Gain essential communication and leadership skills important to getting the best performance out of your team with the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership).

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: Online

Duration: 16 weeks, full-time or study at your own pace.

Monthly intakes throughout 2017. Please enquire for the next start date.

Domestic Fees:*

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.

If you have recently become a team leader or are aiming for a team leadership role, UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) is ideal.

The online business course will give you the skills and knowledge to make a positive contribution to your team's performance and help improve your efficiency as a leader.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Team Leader

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Career Prospects as a Manager guide.

Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

Learning Facilities

Online learning via TANZ eCampus platform.

Domestic Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 1 (including Literacy 10 credits and Numeracy 10 credits at Level 1)


Equivalent academic achievement


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

*Pending NZQA approval

International Entry Requirements

English Proficiency Entry Requirements:

International student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 5.0 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.

Advice & Guidance

This programme is an excellent starting point for those wanting to work in a team leadership role.  It is recommended that applicants have met the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) comprises 48 credits. 

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.

Course Information

  • Effective Team Performance
  • Business Communication
  • Understanding Leadership


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.