New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)

20 Weeks

Gain the knowledge and confidence to participate and manage effectively in small business.

About this programme

Successful small businesses are as complex and individual as a large corporate. There is no one size fits all and to be successful you need to cover off all the bases – from business planning to staff management. Gain an insight and expertise into effectively managing small business success and contributing to the growth of this sector.

Who is this for?

If you are currently working in a small business or looking for an opportunity to establish and grow your own small business, then this certificate will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to participate and manage effectively in this sector.

What you will learn

Understand the environment

Operating or managing a small business means complying with regulatory requirements. You need to know what the legislative rules are and what you need to do to conform. This certificate qualification will ensure you have knowledge of the full spectrum of requirements and how to meet your business obligations.

Drive a winner!

Technical knowledge and skill will ensure you enhance the viability, survival and growth of your small business. You need to understand about business planning, managing finances effectively, selecting technology options and managing staff. If you need to upskill in these areas then completion of this qualification will give you that knowledge to help drive a winner.

People skills

The people within a small business can make or break it. Ensure that your people “make” your business by understanding customer service techniques and maintaining excellent relationships with all your stakeholders. If you need some guidance and direction to better understand how to manage this area of the business more effectively, then this certificate course will help cement your skills.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

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.

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 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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.

All applicants must have:

  • NCEA (Level 2), or
  • NZ Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3), or
  • NZ Certificate in Retail (Level 3), or
  • NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3), or
  • NZ Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2), or
  • A qualification at Level 2 or above, with evidence of literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1), or
  • Evidence of relevant knowledge and experience, including literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 2).

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; NZCEL Level 3; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.

Youth Guarantee Fund*

If you are aged 16 to 24, you could study for FREE as part of the government's Youth Guarantee fund. To qualify for the Youth Guarantee fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete an application for a course that is covered by the Youth Guarantee fund.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be 16 to 24 years old at the time the course starts. Learners who are 15 years old and hold Ministry approved early leaving exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

Priority places will be given to students who:

  • have not yet achieved NCEA Level 1 or NCEA Level 2; or
  • have completed a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification through a Youth Guarantee provision programme.

All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Programme entry criteria may apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

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Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) - Whangarei hub
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Dates:
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June 10, 2024
December 30, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
2024-07-08, 2024-08-05
Delivery:
Full Time (Part Time Available)
Price:
Fees:
TBC
(2024)
Refer to Open Polytechnic
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
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International Fees:
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Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) - Kaitaia hub
Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) - Kaitaia hub
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
June 10, 2024
December 30, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
2024-07-08, 2024-08-05
Delivery:
Full Time (Part Time Available)
Price:
Fees:
TBC
(2024)
Refer to Open Polytechnic
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
(2024)
International
International Fees:
(2023)
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
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Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) - Mid North hub
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Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) - Mid North hub
Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) - Mid North hub
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
June 10, 2024
December 30, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
2024-07-08, 2024-08-05
Delivery:
Full Time (Part Time Available)
Price:
Fees:
TBC
(2024)
Refer to Open Polytechnic
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
(2024)
International
International Fees:
(2023)
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
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All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

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