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.
This programme conisists of 120 credits. Your studies will depend on your chosen area of focus - Accounting, Administration and Technology, or Leadership and Management. The courses includes:
Business Environments (15 Credits)
Learn legal and economic principles to succeed in business, gain an understanding of the wider business environment, and learn how to manage risk.
Business Functions (15 Credits)
Learn how core business functions contribute to smooth operating of a business and its long-term success.
Organisations in a New Zealand Context (15 Credits)
Gain a clear understanding of the New Zealand business environment, professional and ethical behaviour, and the bi-cultural nature of New Zealand business.
Understanding Change (15 Credits)
Successful businesses are constantly looking to innovate and enact change to ensure sustainability. Learn how to contribute to that process and play a role in identifying innovation and change.
Analysis of Financial Information (15 Credits)
Learn how to integrate financial and non-financial information into the strategic planning process and understand debtor risk.
Applied Accounting (15 Credits)
Learn how to prepare and present financial reports, gain a working understanding of the accounting profession's Code of Ethics, and learn about processing a wide range of transactions.
Budgets for Planning and Control (15 Credits)
Learn how to prepare and use budgets to enhance business decision making and problem solving.
Introduction to Accounting and Taxation (15 Credits)
Learn about accounting concepts, income statements, statements of changes in equity, cash flow, balance day adjustments, and periodic and historic cost. You'll also gain an understanding of the tax rules and how to apply them.
Administration and Technology Focus
Administration Services (15 credits)
Learn how to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and/or projects to support your management team. Gain experience using a broad range of technologies and tools, and how to select the right programmes and equipment for the task at hand. Learn how to manage your time and enhance your professionalism.
Administration Systems, Processes and Projects (15 credits)
Learn how to manage, analyse and evaluate administrative systems and processes so you can make sound recommendations and improvements.
Business Information Management (15 credits)
Learn how to produce excellent communications.
Business Technologies (15 credits)
Learn to research and analyse new and emerging business technologies and apply knowledge of those technologies to support the operations and management within a business entity.
Leadership and Management Focus
Business Planning (15 credits)
Learn to formulate a business plan.
Leadership (15 credits)
Reinforce and refresh your leadership skills, and learn how to implement change.
Managing Projects (15 credits)
Learn to effectively manage a project.
Operational Management and Compliance (15 credits)
Learn to apply techniques to improve operational management and compliance.
Sales and Marketing
Introduction to Marketing and Sales (15 credits)
Understand the key marketing and sales principles and processes in the contemporary business environments.
Buyers Behaviour (15 credits)
Learn how to apply buyer behaviour principles and processes in marketing and sales context.
Market and Sales Intelligence (15 credits)
Learn how to prepare and present market and sales intelligence to support management decision making on existing and emerging market and sales issues.
Essential Skills for Marketing and Sales (15 credits)
Learn how to apply communication skills and tactical marketing activities in a range of marketing contexts.
Human Resources Courses
Introduction to Human Resources (15 credits)
Gain the expertise to help people deliver their job, understand and manage human resources in a knowledgeable yet people-friendly way.
Introduction to Health and Safety Management (15 credits)
Learn about the Health and Safety legislation in New Zealand and understand how to apply it effectively in the workplace.
Change and HR Initiatives (15 credits)
Restructures and changes in culture can have a significant impact on workplace productivity and morale. Learn about the tools to identify and apply change and then review the impact and effectiveness of the process.
People and Development (15 credits)
Learn about the tools that will help you develop the skill base in an organisation.
Project Management Principles (15 credits)
Understand the fundamental project management principles, attributes, and the project management lifecycle.
Project Management Tools (15 credits)
Learn the project management tools, including a range of software and understand how to use the tools to gain maximum advantage and effect.
Project Management Methodologies (15 credits)
Gain the base knowledge to understand Project Management methodologies or frameworks best meets your specific requirements to ensure successful project delivery.
Applied Project Management (15 credits)
Gain knowledge and real life expertise by leading a project and project team and put your new-found knowledge to the test.