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.

Update for new learners  

This version of NZ2457 New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) is closed to new learners. 

A new version of the programme is open for enrolment.  Please click on the link below to apply to enrol in the new version:

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

Update for re-enrolling learners 

If you were already enrolled in this version of the programme up to and including 23 April 2024 you will be able to re-enrol to complete this version of the programme.

Please note, to be awarded this version of the programme, you must successfully complete all programme requirements by 31 December 2025, or within three years of your first enrolment if you started prior to 2022.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with a study plan, please contact us.  



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.