NZQA accredited provider

Level 4


Programme Name: New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology)
Acronym: NZCB
Specialised Area: Business Administration and Technology
Programme Level: NZQF Level 4 (NZQA qualification number 2461)
NZQA accreditation listing
Programme Credits: 60 credits
Number of papers: 4 papers (15 credits for each paper)
Programme Length: 4-5 months
Tuition fee (International): $7,500
Tuition fee (Domestic): $2,000

NZCB Programme Aim

The NZCB aims to provide New Zealand business entities with people who have business administration and technology skills to work in a range of office administration roles.

Graduate Profile

Graduates will be able to:

– Technical knowledge and skills: Select and apply business applications and technological devices to provide administrative services to meet business entity needs, 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.

– People skills: Communicate to develop relationships with stakeholders, Collaborate and contribute to the achievement of team objectives, Select and apply customer service techniques, to consistently meet stakeholder expectations.

Graduate Options

Continue on to study the New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDB, Level 5).

Who Should Enrol?

  • High school graduates who want to obtain an entry-level tertiary business qualification; and,
  • want to build a solid foundation for academic excellence; and,
  • are interested in meeting the entry criteria for our NZDB Level 5 programme.

Entry Requirement

Applicants may be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme. They must be:

  • at least 18 years old; and,
  • an overseas high school graduate, or,
  • studying at a New Zealand high school, and are expecting to gain the following NCEA credits:
  • 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 or above, with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects
  • Literacy: 8 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 4 credits in reading and 4 credits in writing
  • Numeracy: 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or above

International students must have:

  • IELTS proficiency level in Academic English at a 5.5 level with no band score lower than 5.0 OR
  • TOEFL paper-based (pBT) 525 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE) ToEFL computer-based (iBT) 46 (with a writing score of 20) OR
  • Cambridge FCE, CAE or CPE, with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill. OR OET at Grade C in all sub-tests OR
  • Pearson (Academic) PToE score of 42 OR
  • NZCEL Level 3 with the Academic endorsement OR
  • City & Guilds IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 42 OR

EMS provides NZQA approved alternative internal English proficiency assessments to eligible applicants.

Elite Management School provides an NZQA-approved alternative internal English proficiency assessment to eligible applicants.

NZCB Programme Structure

Students must complete four compulsory papers (Level 4):

  • Business Workplace Principles
  • Business Administration Techniques
  • Business Information and Data Processes
  • Business Administration Strategies

Intake Schedule for the 2018 academic year

We offer three intakes per year. Our “intake clock” defines clearly the delivery activities we take in each week. It ensures that you are in control of your learning progression or any catch-up required. Start dates for the 2018 academic year:

      • 2 July
      • 22 October

Immigration New Zealand Work Rights

International students are required to hold a valid Immigration New Zealand Student visa.

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