Course Overview

Are you looking for a career with masses of variety working in small or large office teams?

With their broad range of skills in business and technology, administrators are key to the successful operation of any organisation. This course will jump start your career into a sector that’s crying out for smart, organised people who have the skills to keep an office humming.

Learn the tools of the trade! Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. You’ll also learn to use Xero accounting software, and perform basic payroll tasks using MYOB Payroll. Learn customer service techniques, teamwork, digital communication, time management and personal and interpersonal skills.

You’ll get to apply your skills and knowledge in practical assignments that are exactly linked to industry needs. And you’ll enjoy working alongside students with similar goals to you, and passionate tutors who genuinely want to see you succeed.

The rapid growth in our region means employers are always on the look-out for graduates with excellent skills to help them run their businesses. Set yourself up with these skills today and start your rewarding career in business administration.

This course is also an excellent foundation for further business or legal studies. Once complete, you could continue onto our NZ Diploma in Business with strands available in Accounting, Leadership and Management or Marketing and Sales, or onto our NZ Diploma in Legal Executive Studies.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
Locations Taupō, Tauranga
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Study on campus Monday - Thursday, 9.30am - 1pm, along with some online self-directed learning
Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $3,240 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Supervised general office administration roles including:

  • Receptionist
  • Data entry operator
  • Front line customer service
  • Call or contact centre operator
  • Junior administrator
  • Office support worker

Topics you'll cover

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Introductory Xero Accounting
  • Introductory MYOB Payroll
  • Customer Service Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Personal and Interpersonal Skills


Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $3,240 for domestic students
Course related costs

You will need to supply your own headset for use in this course. Specifications: Teams Certified, on-ear headset, with microphone and USB interface. You can expect to spend approximately $75 to $140. This can be covered by the 'Course-Related Costs' component of your student loan if applicable. Please contact StudyLink for more information.

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:

Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now
Taupō Taupō Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Study on campus Monday - Thursday, 9.30am - 1pm, along with some online self-directed learning

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