New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)


Gain the skills to carry out a broad range of support roles as a project team member and take responsibility for some parts of a project(s).

Graduates of this qualification will be able to support the management of a project(s) under broad guidance, in accordance with ngā kaupapa o te Tiriti o Waitangi (the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi), and in a multi-cultural environment. 

What you will learn 

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to: 

  • Support a project(s) through its life cycle through the selection and application of project management knowledge, tools, and techniques. 
  •  Lead aspects of a project(s) under broad guidance. 
  • Behave professionally and ethically and in a socially and culturally responsible manner and apply personal and interpersonal skills to support the performance of the project.

Update for re-enrolling learners

If you were already enrolled in NZ2462 New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) (Version 1) prior to 28 June 2023 you can continue to complete your qualification.

The following table shows the completed courses you will be able to cross credit into the new Te Pūkenga programme (Version 2):

Open Polytechnic Version 1 Course

Te Pūkenga Version 2 Equivalent Course

NZCP401 Introduction to Project Management

BSNS4601 Introduction to Project Management

NZCP402 Scope Management

BSNS4602 Scope Management

NZCP403 Lead a Project Component

BSNS4603 Project Components

NZCP404 Management Project Monitoring and Controlling

BSNS4604 Project Monitoring and Control

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

 Career opportunities 

Graduates of this qualification may be employed in project roles in a variety of business entities. Graduates may also contribute to community groups in volunteer project roles. 

 Study pathways 

Graduates of this qualification may progress to further study in: 
New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management, Marketing and Sales, and Project Management  

Award of this qualification may equip graduates towards credentials from the Project Management Institute and other professional bodies in Project Management.

Maximum Programme Completion Time 

To be awarded the qualification, the programme must be completed in no more than 4 years of first enrolment, unless there are exceptional circumstances.