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Business 3

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

BI1603

Course details

  • Jul 2021 - Hamilton and Ōtorohanga
    Sep 2021 - Ōtorohanga
    Apr 2022 - Hamilton and Ōtorohanga
    Feb 2022 - Hamilton and Ōtorohanga
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fees-free*
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free or Youth Guarantee
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton City Campus or Ōtorohanga

Summary

Students will learn to create business documents such as reports and spreadsheets, and gain an understanding of MYOB software. At the end of the semester students will have the opportunity to put their learning into practice through work experience in a local business.

What you will learn

Students will learn about: 

  • Working with people 
  • Performing financial transactions 
  • Using spreadsheets and technologies 
  • Using Microsoft Word 
  • Providing administration support 

Study topics: 

  • 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 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Decision-making 
  • Teamwork 
  • Self-management 

​View programme modules

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
BUAD301Working with people​
315

 
BUAD302Performing financial transactions​
315

 
BUAD303Spreadsheets and technologies​
315

 
BUAD304Word and administration support​​
315

 
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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.

Career/further opportunities

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. 

Events

No events.

Disclaimers

Entry criteria

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.

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Pathways

Business pathway diagram

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 info@wintec.ac.nz 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.

Hamilton intake starting July 2021

Date: Thursday 8 July 2021
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus

Ōtorohanga intake 163, starting July 2021

Date: Monday 12 July 2021
Time: 9am-1pm
Venue: Ōtorohanga Seminar Room OT.1, Ōtorohanga Regional Hub

Ōtorohanga intake 164, starting September 2021

Date: Monday 20 September 2021
Time: 9am-1pm
Venue: Ōtorohanga Seminar Room OT.1, Ōtorohanga Regional Hub

Please note, parking at the Ōtorohanga Hub is located at the rear of the building on Lawrence Street. If you wish to call us, the direct phone number for Ōtorohanga is 0800 686 87233.

Returning students

Please check your timetable for your first day.

What you will need

Timetable information, a book, and an equipment list will be provided to you. Please bring pen and paper with you on your first day.

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking and find out about discounted bus services here.

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

Course-related costs

Additional information

Do you have questions or need help? Please email business.centreadmin@wintec.ac.nz.

Booklist

Recommended text for BUAD304: Microsoft Word 2016 in 90 Pages, Brown, Beth

Purchasing textbooks

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

    First aid certificate

    Health status

    Uniform

    Equipment

    Clinical placement

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