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

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

11 February to 14 June 2019

8 July to 8 November 2019

Duration:

18 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Develop a business plan for small business
  • Develop and implement a system for monitoring and improving business performance
  • Manage finances for the business
  • Manage the marketing activities of the business
  • Implement technology options for the business
  • Manage staff and human resource processes for the business

People Skills

  • Select and apply customer service techniques to maximise customer satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships with stakeholders

Affective Skills

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour in a socially and culturally appropriate manner
  • Maintain personal and/or professional growth for the ongoing effectiveness of the business
  • Work independently and show initiative for achieving goals

Business Environment

  • Comply with internal policies, legislation and other external requirements for the business

SBM401 Manage Operations for a Small Business

SBM402 Manage Finance for a Small Business

SBM403 Growing a Small Business Operation

SBM404 The Business Plan

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tutorial fees
  • 2019 Direct material costs of $450

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates of this qualification will be equipped with the skills to start, operate and grow a small business in New Zealand.

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2: 60 credits at Level 2 or above, plus 20 credits from any level, and Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements:

  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified assessment standards - available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751 (minimum total of 10 credits), or ackage of three literacy unit standards (26622, 26624, 26625 - all three required), and
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required)

Mature Applicants

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 3 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.

English 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, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment

Certificate at Level 4

  • IELTS test - General or Academic 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 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) and be awarded this qualification, the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) full time over six months or part time over 2 years

For those interested in progressing onto further study in Business, options at SIT include:

Assessments for this programme typically include essays, analytical business reports, question and answer assessments and practical assessments.  There are no exams for this programme.

All papers in the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business Management) require the following textbooks:

Oliver, L., English, J. W. (2012). The small business book: A New Zealand guide for the 21st century (6th ed.). Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

McIntosh, R. (2012). Accounting practices: The New Zealand context (3rd ed.). Pearson. ISBN: 9781442562554

*Electronic version can be purchased direct from Pearson

For information and advice about purchasing textbooks, see www.sit.ac.nz/Bookshop.

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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