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

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

Level 4

Gain skills businesses need in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) - Online.

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Quick info

Level: 4

Locations: ​Online

Duration: 10 weeks per course (study at your own pace)

Monthly intakes

Domestic Fees: *
$697.40Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

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.

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) (Level 4) - Online.

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

Study this qualification online with eCampus NZ

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 4 - Online 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

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for ReceptionistsPersonal/Executive Assistants, and Managers.

Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

Bachelor of Applied Management

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) consists of 60 credits. The courses includes:

The Professional Administrator (15 Credits)
Learn to produce professional documentation, contribute towards team objectives, and learn about great customer service.

The Business Workplace (15 Credits)
Learn about workplace compliance, how to be a strong team player, and how to deliver administration services that meet organisational objectives.

Financial and Data Management (15 Credits)
Learn how to use digital technology to produce accurate financial information and manage data.

Executive Business Administration (15 Credits)
Learn how to make independent decisions that reflect company policy and legislation, how to choose the best process for the task at hand, and all about compliance.

 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), from one test taken in the preceding two years. UCOL is a TOEFL testing centre.


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

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable

 Advice & Guidance

It is recommended that applicants have at least 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits, or the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3).

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 have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant policies and procedures.

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 (not via the online application form).


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning Limited, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it.