New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
As part of our move into Te Pūkenga, we are excited to be part of a large-scale review of courses. This is ongoing, meaning some course details may change, including fees and entry requirements. In the meantime, applications are open, and we welcome you to apply. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What you will learn
Students will learn about:
- Working with people
- Performing financial transactions
- Using spreadsheets and technologies
- Using Microsoft Word
- Providing administration support
- Technical skills (data processing, financial calculations, transactions and reporting)
- Written communication (business correspondence and emails)
- Reception skills (customer service techniques and telephone skills)
- MYOB accounting
- Business technologies (computers, laptops, tablets, printers)
- Microsoft Office (using Outlook, Word, and Excel)
- Administrative systems and processes (meeting preparation, filing, scanning, copying)
Soft skills taught:
- Professional and ethical behaviour
Learning that is relevant
The difference at Wintec is that students learn from tutors who have extensive experience as practising professionals in their field. At Wintec, we ensure that students develop the skills that they need to do the job.
You will spend most of your time on a computer using the latest version of Microsoft Office to learn advanced techniques in creating business documents such as reports and spreadsheets. You will also learn how to use MYOB; a software used widely across small businesses.
The final week of the programme is spent in a real office environment where you will be able to put your new skills into practice.
Learn within a workplace environment
The Wintec Centre for Business and Enterprise provides a simulated office setting, which means you learn skills and knowledge within an environment that reflects a real-life office setting.
Our highly qualified, industry-experienced tutors will guide you through the latest versions of software such as Microsoft Office as well as introducing you to a range of relevant web-based tools and applications.
As part of the course, you will undertake a work placement in an organisation.
Scheduling and workload
As a general guideline, you may be expected to attend Wintec up to 5-days-per-week (as a full-time student). You attend any time between 8am and 7pm, Monday through to Friday. The maximum in-class time required is 16-hours-per week. In addition, you are expected to complete some self-directed study and/or work placement hours.
By completing the Business 3 programme will be ready to work in office-related jobs such as a receptionist, office junior, administrator, records officer or data processor.
You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.
Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)
- 20 credits at NCEA Level 1; including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits;
- Or a recognised equivalent.
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
- A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2;
- Or a recognised equivalent.
Based on discretionary entrance
If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
Your first day
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.
Students starting Semester 1 2023
Date: Thursday 9 February 2023
Venue: A2.05, A Block, City Campus
Students starting Semester 2 2023
Date: Thursday 13 July 2023
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus
Please check your timetable for your first day.
If you are a new student, it is compulsory for you to attend your first day (induction) and we welcome you to bring whānau and friends to support you. You will be introduced to your tutors and new classmates, be given an overview of this programme, and receive a personalised timetable.
What you will need
Please bring a pen and paper with you on your first day. There are no required textbooks, and workbooks will be provided to you during class.
You have the option of bringing your own device (laptop or tablet). We strongly encourage this as you will be able to follow along more closely in some lectures and classes. All students also have access to computer labs and computers in the hub.
How to find your way around
Parking and bus information
He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Paying for your study
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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Prospectus (course guide)
The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.
Access your copy of the Wintec Prospectus
The Wintec Prospectus (course guide) is available by downloading the file - click on the document below to access the file. Alternatively, to request a copy via email or the post, please complete the form below.
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