New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

Kaitaia, Online
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About this programme

This is the next step after the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) and will help you gain advanced knowledge of office administration and computing functions. The programme will prepare you higher level studies in the business environment or for employment as a personal assistant, secretary, word processor and accounts clerk.

Benefits to you

You will enhance your administrative skills
This qualification will provide you with that next level of administrative skill and expertise to provide excellent service to your internal and external clients. You will become confident at identifying and developing solutions to common problems within the administrative function of an entity, ensuring smooth systems and processes are in place.

You will gain an enhanced understanding of finance and stats
This qualification will provide you with the skills to understand the technologies available to help you deliver on statistical and financial data within the business. This is an important component of every organisation and it needs to be right.

Enhance your communication skills
Make sure that you communicate in a clear and concise way with all your customers, using the right terminology, tone and providing the required level of service. With a level 4 qualification in administration and technology you will learn the skills required to ensure you communicate confidently and effectively.

Present documents professionally
Professional document presentation is a skill to be mastered and you will do just that by completing this qualification. Learn how to use the tools of the trade to deliver high quality documents that meet expectations.

Courses in this programme

Compulsory Courses Level Credits
Executive Business Administration 4 15
Financial and Data Management 4 15
Professional Administrator 4 15
The Business Workplace 4 15

Admission information 

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

Study Options

Study face-to-face (Kaitaia)

We offer this programme at our Kaitaia campus, with experienced tutors who can help you navigate your study.  We offer a supportive and well equipped location with access to library and student support services. You will study alongside other students embarking on the same journey as you and you will have a wide network of educational experts to help you along your path to success.

You can choose to study full-time, or part-time face-to-face with us, or a combination of online and face to face to fit your individual needs.

About eCampus NZ

The eCampus NZ online learning platform is a collaboration by New Zealand’s major tertiary providers to provide quality education to New Zealanders no matter where they live. The eCampus platform is easy to use, flexible and supportive. You will be able to access course material, upload assignments and chat to other students through our private online forum. Our portal also keeps you up to date with the latest course information including news, events and important details.

As an eCampus online student you can learn at your own pace and fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle. All study is completely online – with dedicated facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.

It is possible to study individual courses/papers from within eCampus programmes without completing the full qualification. If you are interested in only competing specific courses/papers please contact the eCampus team to find out more about how this works.

Click here to learn more about eCampus NZ.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time/Part time


1 semester full time

Start Dates


Online (eCampus): Rolling monthly intakes

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $2,681.18

eCampus:See eCampus NZ

Student levy may apply

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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