NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology)

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20 Weeks


NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology)

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) is the perfect way to retrain for modern office systems. It is designed as a blended learning delivery with online and tutor-led learning sessions. The programme creates a flexibility in the learning for those who will be running the admin side of their own business or wish to work in an administration role.

This hands-on programme will help students grow their knowledge, understanding and skills using the Microsoft Office Suite. While covering computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, it also includes business report writing, communication skills and creating business documents.

The programme uses a combination of online step-by-step lessons and once a week face to face lesson with the tutor, to ensure each part of the programme remains highly practical and relevant to what employers expect from their administration staff.

This programme is very practical and has students at a computer from the first day. It is a full-time programme but flexibility in attendance is allowed.


Upcoming Intakes

25 Mar 2024
25 Mar 2024
25 Mar 2024


Domestic Fees
FREE - Not Available for International Students

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 the main features and functions of a database application to create and test a database
  • Produce a spreadsheet for organisational use
  • Produce and use a database to provide a solution for organisational use
  • Use a presentation application to produce an interactive multimedia presentation
  • Use a desktop publishing application to produce documents
  • Apply text processing skills to produce business documents
  • Produce business or organisational information using word processing functions
  • Employ customer service techniques to accommodate customer behavioural styles in a workplace
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of office equipment and administration processes
  • Use office information, copying, and telecommunication systems
  • Write minutes for a formal meeting
  • Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of communication process theory
  • Customise software features and create document templates for generic text and information management
  • Integrate text and images and manage multiple files for generic text and information management

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

  • For students aged 16+.
  • No previous qualifications or experience are necessary, however, some familiarity with a computer is required.
  • You will be asked to attend an interview which may include a short written or computer orientation task.

International Students:

  • Not available to international students.

Our Business Administration Programme will need you to have access to a laptop or desktop computer and a reliable internet connection. The Online learning platform for the programme requires you to have a good data plan that supports your online learning activities such as video streaming, downloading files, online meeting with tutor and submitting online assessments.

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 Vision College 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

This Business Administration certificate is designed for students with a basic understanding of computers and Microsoft Word. Your level of skill will be observed in the application process to make sure you will be able to succeed. As this is a Level 3 course, it is not recommended for beginners.

You are required to be in class at least 5 hours a week, with a further 16 hours of work completed outside of class times.

Inquire with your local campus for their class times.

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.

We strongly recommend that you bring your own device. Bringing your own device allows you to continue to work when you are away from the college, on the projects and self-directed aspects related to the course. If bringing your own device is problematic let us know before you start, and we'll see what we can arrange for you in terms of providing a desktop PC.

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