New Zealand Certificate in Business



New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) [NZQF Ref: 2457]

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) [NZQF Ref: 2461]

Pending NZQA approval





9AM - 1:30PM    I   MONDAY - FRIDAY




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This programme is designed for people with minimal or no prior experience in Business. The programme include two qualifications at Level 4 of the NZQF (Small Business and the Administration and Technology).

The aim of this programme is to provide graduates with business, administration and technology skills, knowledge and capabilities to start / operate a small business as well as work within existing small businesses.

Graduates of this programme will be able to develop a business plan for a small business, manage operations for a small business and manage staff and human resource processes for a small business.

In addition, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and capabilities to provide administrative services using business technology, applications and systems, in accordance with the requirements of a small business entity.

Course Delivery Method:

Face to face in a classroom setting, with elements of blended online learning.

Graduates of this course have the amazing opportunity to apply for:

Crown Small Business Entrepreneur Scheme


Intakes are every 5 weeks

2020-2021 COURSE DATES

24 Aug 2020 - 12 Mar 2021

12 Oct 2020 - 16 Apr 2021

16 Nov 2020 - 4 Jun 2021

9 Feb - 9 Jul 2021

15 Mar - 27 Aug 2021

3 May - 1 Oct 2021

26 Jul - 24 Dec 2021

18 Oct 2021 - 14 Apr 2022


28 Sep - 9 Oct 2020

19 Apr - 30 Apr 2021

12 Jul - 23 Jul 2021

4 Oct - 15 Oct 2021


21 Dec 2020 - 8 Feb 2021

27 Dec 2021 - 7 Feb 2022

entry requirements

Domestic Student

  • 16 years of age or older at course start date

  • Completed New Zealand Year 12 (NCEA Level 2) or New Zealand Certificate in Business (Level 3) or equivalent

  • Special circumstances at the discretion of department head

International student

  • 18 years of age or older at course start date 

  • IELTS (General or Academic) 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 (or NZQA approved equivalent) 

  • 3  years secondary school education or equivalent work experience


All Crown programmes include trips to relevant sites and destinations. These educational visits will allow you to interact with professionals in the industry and observe the work in the real work environment.

• Suppliers visit
• Small business visit

The course consists of 8 modules, which cover:

New Zealand Business Environment and Legal Requirements

Market Analysis and Strategy Planning

Customer Service and Marketing Strategy​

Building the Right Team and Organisational Resources

Financial Management and Continuity Planning

Business Financial Administration and Management

Human Resource Operations and Management

Small Business Continuity Planning

Students are assessed through a mixture of written assessments, presentations and practical role plays. 



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A qualification in this course can lead to great jobs such as:

Business Owner/ Operator

Office Administrator

Further STudy

Students who successfully complete this course may wish to continue their studies in any of the following:

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5


New Zealand Diploma in Tourism & Travel Level 5