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4554 National Certificate in Business Administration (Level 4) - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4

2016 dates to be advised. To express interest in this programme please complete this form.


19 weeks full time. Part time study is also available.

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

This programme in business administration will provide students with the skills demanded in today's dynamic business environment. The programme encompasses all aspects of information technology, communication and administrative systems.  This programme will further enhance the experience you may already have in this area.

A minimum of 60 credits is required from the following:

108  Apply text processing skills to produce business documents

109  Apply text processing skills to produce specialist documents

112   Produce business or organisational information using word processing functions

113   Produce business or organisational information using advanced word processing functions

335   Prepare computerised payroll and related administration records using payroll software

376   Employ customer service techniques to accommodate customer behavioural styles in a workplace

3491  Write a report

1307  Speak to a known audience in a predictable situation

1874  Prepare IRD employer reporting documentation for PAYE, FBT and GST

2785  Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation use

2787  Create and use a computer database to provide a solution for organisation use

2789  Produce desktop publishing documents for organisation use

5948  Use computer technology to research and present a topic

9680  Communicate within a specified organisational context

9695  Examine problem-solving models and explain associated techniques

9696  Apply a problem-solving model

9704  Manage interpersonal conflict

11101  Collaborate within a team or group which has an objective

11815  Answer customer enquiries on the telephone in a wide range of contexts

12336  Write a user guide or technical text

16612  Use effective business writing skills in an organisation

16679  Key in text at 35 words per minute (wpm)

16680  Key in text at 50 words per minute (wpm)

18742   Produce a relational database solution for organisational use

25658  Create a website for a stakeholder using a dedicated web-authoring tool

26226  Demonstrate knowledge of computer database management systems

27642  Use a pivot table to display data

27643  Apply spreadsheet features to present data to meet a brief

26768  Use a computerised accounts receivable and payable system to produce financial information

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of just $493 (GST inclusive)

 International Fees can be found here.

Business practices are changing rapidly, largely because of technological advances. To administer an office with efficiency and expertise requires a broad range of skills and knowledge.  The National Certificate in Business Administration (Level 4) has been specially designed as a broad based qualification to give you entry level skills, knowledge and competency required by the industry.  

Graduates will be qualified to enter a variety of occupations in office management, secretarial, word processing, computing and clerical positions.

  • Four years’ satisfactory secondary education including English and/or
    Relevant work experience and/or
  • Completion of National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 3) or the equivalent
  • Mature applicants welcome- mature entry criteria apply

Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below.

  • IELTS test: Score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 71 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examination: FCE or CAE with a score of 47 or higher
  • NZCEL: Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme and be eligible for the award of the qualification National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 4) they must have: Attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities relating to the programme.  Completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments. Successfully completed assessment requirements for all modules/unit standards, and achieved a total of 60 credits.