New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)


This programme is delivered fully online. Watch our video to see what online study with Open Polytechnic is like.

To be admitted to this programme applicants must hold one of the following: 
40 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits; or a recognised equivalent 

A relevant qualification at NZQF level 2 or above;  (for example NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3), NZ Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3) or NZ Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3) 

A recognised equivalent 

20 years old or over 

If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success. 

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 are required to have an IELTS score of 5.5 (general or academic) with no individual band lower than 5 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules. 

Learn more about English language entry requirements 

Maximum Programme Completion Time 

To be awarded the qualification it must be completed in no more than four  years of first enrolment, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

International learners and domestic learners living overseas 

You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international learner 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 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.