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

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to establish, operate and grow your small business. You will have the skills to do this in a bi- and multi-cultural environment.

Unified Programme 2024

Over the last eighteen months our staff have been working collaboratively with Te Pūkenga and staff from the other polytechnics who offer NZ2457 NZC in Business (Small Business) (Level 4), to prepare to move to a unified programme.

As a result of this work, all institutions in the network of Te Pūkenga subsidiaries, will be progressively closing current courses as we prepare to offer new courses being developed for the unified programme.

If you are currently enrolled in NZ2457 NZC in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) we will communicate transition arrangements prior to the new version opening.


For more information watch the introduction video below.


What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification, you will know how to:

  • develop a business plan, and monitor your performance against plan
  • manage staff
  • manage your business's finances
  • manage your marketing activities
  • customer service
  • build effective relationships with your customers and other stakeholders
  • operate within the legal and regulatory environment
  • grow your business.

Career opportunities

This qualification will enable you to improve the performance of your own small business.