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

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: 12 weeks per course (Part-time enrolment only)

Monthly intakes

Domestic Fees: *
$543.06Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* 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.

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

Possible job opportunities include working as a team leader. To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Managers.

Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

New Zealand Certificate in First Line Management

 Course Information

Effective Team Performance (16 Credits)
Develop the communication skills to give and receive feedback, deliver instructions and have courageous conversations. You will also learn the importance of listening, managing conflict and how to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders. Learn how to become a successful team member and performance techniques to help you and the team.

Business Communications (16 Credits)
There are many aspects to successful communication. When communicating within a workplace environment you need to understand the importance of all verbal and written correspondence. In this course you will gain the tools to communicate in a socially and culturally appropriate manner with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Gain the skills to write basic business reports and manage business correspondence. Learn the importance of engagement protocols, internal policies, cultural diversity and ethics. Understand the importance of time management, personal presentation and the power of a positive attitude.

Understanding Leadership (16 Credits)
Explore leadership styles and techniques to become an emerging leader. 

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5 with no band score less than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). UCOL is a TOEFL testing centre.
Learners who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language skills.


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is an excellent starting point for those wanting to work in a team leadership role.
The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) comprises 48 credits. 

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.


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