New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)


Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to this programme, all applicants must meet the General and  Language Literacy admission requirements.   You may be required to provide evidence that you have the capability to complete the programme requirements.  

If you do not meet the admission requirements stated above and believe you have the level of preparedness for study at this level, you may apply but will need to provide relevant evidence to support your application for admission .    

If you want to talk to someone about the entry requirements before you apply, get in touch on freephone 0508 650 200.

English language requirements

All applicants (international and domestic) for whom English or Te Reo Māori is not a first language need to provide evidence that they have the necessary English language proficiency required for the programme.  

International applicants must provide evidence that they have the necessary English language proficiency required for the programme as demonstrated by an IELTS score of 5.0 (general or academic) with no individual band lower than 5.0 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules and on our website.  

International learners and domestic learners living overseas

You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you’re living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.  

You can also study this programme if you’re a New Zealand citizen living overseas. Learn more about studying as an international student  

Learn more about studying as an international learner

Computer and internet requirements

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.