New Zealand Certificate in Business

Take the next step towards a fulfilling career in leadership and management. This part-time programme enables you to continue to work as you learn and empower you to take your next professional step forward to achieve your career goals. It has been designed to give aspiring managers the hands-on skills and knowledge to effectively lead teams to achieve their objectives.

Why this programme?

  • Learn the practical skills and techniques to lead effectively and become a great manager. 

  • Get the best from your team through effective communication.

  • Create team environments that value diversity and positive performance.

  • Complete a qualification while still working.

Who should enrol?

  • Current first-line managers wanting to upskill.

  • Future managers who want to gain a formal qualification.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants need to be aged 18 years or above and in employment. All students will be given an interview to assess their suitability for the programme of study. Applicants for whom English is not their first language evidence of language, competency may be required.

When are the next courses?

  • May 2024 – register your interest.

To ENROL or register interest for future intakes, click on this link:

How much does it cost?

  • $150 + gst for New Zealand permanent residents and citizens

What content is covered?

  • Module 1: Leadership is Communication

    • How do you motivate yourself and others

    • Understanding leadership styles

    • Developing teams

    • Creating inclusive environments

  • Module 2: Leading Process

    • Understanding workflows

    • Leading teams

    • Identifying appropriate behaviours required to lead a team professionally ethically, and socially and culturally

  • Module 3: Leadership and Values

    • Developing values guided leadership

    • Managing teams

    • Understanding self as a manager

    • Getting the best out of your team

  • Module 4: Leadership and Self-Reflection

    • How to be reflective of your own management skills to lead teams effectively and achieve business objectives

Programme information

  • 10 face-to-face workshops

  • 40 weeks (part-time)

  • 60 credits

Graduates of this qualification may progress to:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business [with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management] [Level 5]

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business [with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Māori Business and Management] [Level 6]

Contact details:

  • To find out more about this programme, contact Alan Peary - Tertiary Programmes Manager

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