20 Weeks



Business Technology (Biztech) is a free 20 Week programme designed for youth aged from 16-19, that provides students with a foundation in both business and computing, the New Zealand Certificate in Business Administration and Technology (Level 3) and the opportunity to gain credits towards NCEA Levels 2 and 3.

Comprehensive use of computers is essential for almost all jobs now. BizTech will give you an extensive grasp of business administration including communication theory, customer service, creating business documents, and advanced use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

We try to stimulate a business environment (while having fun) to get you ready for work in a real office. Learn how to follow task lists with self-directed learning, communicate effectively with others and gain confidence with the Microsoft Office suite.

Upon completing the BizTech, graduates can move into jobs in administration, banking, retail, and business roles. Graduates can also pathway onto further study in Business or IT at a University level.

Upcoming Intakes

20 Jul 2020


Domestic Fees

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.

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  • Use calendar functions of an email system send and receive meeting requests
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of communication process theory
  • Describe customer service techniques required to accommodate customer behavioural styles
  • Apply word processing features and functions to produce business or organisational information
  • Produce documents for a workplace using a computer
  • Apply customising features of software to enhance documents from provided data and by direct composition
  • Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
  • Plan & Create and use a computer database to provide a solution for organisation use
  • Produce desktop published documents for organisation use
  • Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation use
  • Integrate text and images to produce documents that are fit for purpose and the intended audience
  • Use office information, copying, and telecommunication systems in accordance with office requirements
  • Write minutes for a formal meeting

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • For students aged 16 to 19
  • Hold NCEA Level 1
  • You will be asked to attend an interview which may include a short written or computer orientation task
  • No previous qualifications or experience are necessary, however some familiarity with a computer is required
  • This course is not available for international students

Our Business Technology course does not require you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study at Vision College. However, if you would like to bring your own, below are the minimum specifications required for this course, anything less than this will not open the programmes required.

Windows 10 Operating System (from January 2020 any Windows version less than 10 will not be able to connect to the ATC New Zealand wireless network)
Intel Celeron
4GB of memory
320GB+ Hard Drive or 128GB+ Solid State Drive
Across our programmes we use Microsoft Windows based applications.

Career Opportunities

Personal Assistant - Kaiāwhina Whaiaro

Personal assistants provide administrative, secretarial, and general support to senior managers. They may also be responsible for budgets and financial planning.

Administration Officer - Āpiha Whakahaere Mahi

Administration officers perform a range of administrative tasks to ensure an organisation runs efficiently.

Contact Centre Worker - Kaimahi Pokapū Whakapā

Contact centre workers answer enquiries and provide or organise help for those who contact them. They may also deal with customer complaints, or sell goods or services.

Frequently Asked Questions

BizTech's hours are similar to school! Class runs from 8:45am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday.

You will need to contact StudyLink for the answer to this. All of our courses have been approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and, as such, all New Zealand students that enrol in a programme of study can apply to StudyLink.

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