NZ Certificate in Business
(Level 4, Small Business)

About the course

We have all of your bases covered for small business success.

Gain an understanding of the structure and components of business planning and how they can be applied to a chosen New Zealand small business.

Learn about the nature of relationships with stakeholders and business needs for finances, HR, marketing and technology.

Course Delivery

All studies are completed online in your own environment. Studies are conducted using the Canvas eLearning platform along with regular virtual tutor support. Students require a computer and internet access. All of the necessary materials required to successfully complete assessments will be available through the learning platform. For some assessments, you may like to do additional research through textbooks or the internet, however you won’t be required to purchase textbooks.

Upcoming Intakes:
22 January 2024 (PT only)
26 February 2024

No fees for NZ & AUS Citizens & Residents

Study Type Options:

20 Weeks Full-Time (35 hours weekly) or
40 Weeks Part-Time (15 hours weekly)

Programme Content

This NZQA recognised programme is worth 60 NZQA credits.

The four courses below completed during this programme are each worth 15 credits. Below is a list of all modules covered:

Introduction to Small Business and Marketing

  • Small Business Structures

  • Sources of Information for a Business Plan

  • Small Business Stakeholders

  • Ethical Practice

  • Impact of the Treaty of Waitangi

Small Business Finance and Technology

  • Small Business Financial Functions

  • Small Business Taxes

  • Small Business Financial Decision Making

  • Small Business Technology

  • Small Business Technology Decisions

Small Business HR Management

  • Human Resources Tools

  • Human Resource Legislation

  • Small Business Employment Relationship

  • Small Business Human Resources Processes

Small Business Sustainability

  • Sustainable Resources

  • Sustainable Staffing

  • Sustainable Customer Base

  • Sustainable Practices

  • Cultural Sustainability

Further Details

Entry Requirements

Students must be 16 years of age and residing in New Zealand for the duration of their studies. This programme is only available to New Zealand & Australian Citizens and Residents.

Students will be required to have NCEA Level 2 or the equivalent, this includes a minimum of 10 numeracy and 10 literacy credits at Level one or higher on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and 60 credits at Level two or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori;

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success.

Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the School of Business Manager.

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