NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology)

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Our FEES FREE 20 week New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) or 'NZBAT', is the perfect way to retrain for modern office systems.

It is designed for those wanting to run the admin side of their own business, work in an administration role, or upskill. While covering computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, it includes business report writing, communication skills and creating business documents. 

About This Course

This hands-on course will help you grow your knowledge, understanding and skills using the Microsoft Office Suite. The course uses a combination of classroom tutorials and ‘step-by-step’ handbooks, to ensure each part of the course remains highly practical and relevant to what employers expect from their administration staff.

Some of the exciting things you will learn include:

  • creating useful spreadsheets and seeing how fast Excel can produce useful data 
  • creating or edit Word documents for business or other use 
  • using your creativity to produce great looking brochures or flyers in Publisher.

Hours of tuition can be flexible based on your lifestyle, but some daytime classes are required, and evening classes may be available.


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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.

Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Auckland 17 February 2020 $0 Unavailable
Christchurch 17 February 2020 $0 Unavailable
Hamilton 17 February 2020 $0 Unavailable
Pukekohe 17 February 2020 $0 Unavailable

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.

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Key Information

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Domestic Students Only

Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

20 weeks

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available No
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Student Fees FREE

Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.

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NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology)

This 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 16 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 programmes 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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