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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

23 July to 23 November 2018

2019 Dates

11 February to 14 June 2019

22 July to 22 November 2019

Duration:

18 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

The programme has been designed around a simulated real-life business entity.  Students will become part of the organisation and play active roles in the business' daily activities.

29024 Provide business administration support using business technology
29025 Obtain, communicate, and reproduce business information using business technology
29026 Process data to produce information for business purposes
29027 Produce business documents using software applications

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • $365 Direct material costs

International Fees can be found here.

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

Applicants under 20 years:

  • 10 credits at NCEA Level 2 in both literacy and numeracy
  • Other desirable skills include computing, communication and customer service skills
  • Four years’ secondary education

Applicants over 20 years:
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 2 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS General or Academic Score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test, pBT, Score of 500 with an essay score of 4 TWE
  • TOEFL Internet based test, iBT, Score of 35 with a writing score of 20
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 for each skill.
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic, PToE Academic score of 36
  • City and Guilds IESOL B1 Achiever with a score of 43

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English and who are applying to Immigration New Zealand for their first New Zealand student visa must provide evidence of one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with NZQA rules below:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have passed one of the English language tests listed above.

To satisfactorily complete New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve: -

  • Achieved all of the graduate profile outcomes showing competence to a minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3).
  • Completed required practical and theoretical course work and assignments.
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) full-time over 18 tutorial weeks.

(Please note; students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement) 

Classes are held Monday to Thursday, 9.00am-4.00pm at SIT's main Invercargill campus. The programme timetable will be confirmed at the start of the course.

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