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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) Level 3

The programme aims to provide knowledge and necessary skills to enable students to identify relevant business opportunities, to assess options in small business, and to establish a business plan.

Students will equip themselves with a wide range of practical skills and the confidence to begin employment in a business environment, or move on to further study in the New Zealand Certificate in Business and beyond.

Students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for a small business and helps students develop strong business and communication skills, broadening their career prospects.

The Programme covers identifying relevant business opportunities; assessing the feasibility, viability and requirements of a small business; how to produce a plan for establishing a small business, and how to evaluate technology options to effectively operate a small business. Students will also learn about legislation relating to small businesses, and gain communication and people skills for building effective relationships with stakeholders.

The programme will cover the following areas in modules:
  • Module 1: Business Opportunities in New Zealand
  • Module 2: Small Business Professionalism, Legal and Ethical Requirements 
  • Module 3: Business Communication and Problem Solving
  • Module 4: Small Business Planning
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Course achievement New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) Level 3
60 credits
Course length 20 weeks (2 terms of 10 weeks plus 1 holiday break)
2020 Course dates 9 Mar - 21 Aug 2020, 28 Apr - 25 Sep 2020, 2 Jun - 13 Nov 2020, 20 Jul - 18 Dec 2020, 24 Aug 2020 - 12 Mar 2021, 12 Oct 2020 - 16 Apr 2021, 16 Nov 2020 - 4 Jun 2021
Holiday breaks (same as most NZ primary & secondary schools): 10 Apr - 27 Apr 2020, 6 Jul - 17 Jul 2020, 28 Sep - 9 Oct 2020
Summer break: 21 Dec 2020 - 8 Feb 2021
Course times 20 hours per week from 9.00am - 1.00pm or 1.30-5.30pm
Domestic entry requirements You should be 16 years of age or above on the date you start your course. You must attend a personal interview and meet all eligibility criteria (please contact us for details).
International student entry
IELTS 5.0 (General or Academic) with no band score lower than 5.0 or equivalent level of English as specified by NZQA Rules Click Here
Further study If you pass this course and you have the required English level, you may wish to work towards your New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business and Administration & Technology) Level 4.
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