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

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

Level 3

Immerse yourself in the world of business and gain the skills employers need in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 3 - Online.

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: Online

Duration: 8 months (Full-time and Part-time enrolments)

Monthly intakes

Domestic Fees: *
$685.78Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to contribute to the productivity and efficiency of an office in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) - Online.

You’ll develop technical and administrative skills that can contribute to improving performance and productivity.

Study this qualification online with eCampus NZ.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Provide administrative support
  • Perform financial calculations, process data and produce information for business purposes
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Work cooperatively within a team
  • Contribute to organisational objectives
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Contribute to problem-solving and decision-making
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour
  • Self manage
  • Comply with internal policies, and legislation and other external requirements

Employment opportunities include supervised general administrative roles, such as:

  • Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Data entry operator
  • Front line customer service role
  • Contact centre operator
  • Secretary
  • Office support worker

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for ReceptionistsPersonal/Executive Assistants, and Managers.

Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

This programme consist of 60 credits. The courses includes:

Administration Essentials (15 credits)
Learn how to produce professional business documents. 

Administration Professionals (15 credits)
Learn how to demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour in a socially and culturally appropriate manner, and how to provide great customer service.

The Practice (30 credits)
Within this simulated business environment, you will experience all aspects of everyday business activities. Learn about the administrative and general services that are required within a business to ensure smooth operations and understand your role in contributing to business performance. Learn about team dynamics, team communications, and how to make sure you get the best results. Gain practical problem solving skills.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry.

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5 with no band score less than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL), from one test taken in the preceding two years. UCOL is a TOEFL testing centre.


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable


 Advice & Guidance

This qualification may build on from:

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1, 2 or 3, or
  • foundation qualifications including in computing

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning Limited, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it.