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

20 Weeks
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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.

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This programme is not open to international students.
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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)
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(2022)
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Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

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