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


Course details

  • Feb 2024
    May 2024
    Jul 2024
    Sep 2024
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $3,540*
  • You may qualify for fee-free study under Fees Free Policy or MPTT
  • Level 3
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus
Course details may change 
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.


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
BSNS3201Customer Services

BSNS3202Business Technologies

BSNS3203Financial Information

BSNS3204Workplace Practice

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Learning that is relevant

The difference at Wintec is that you learn from highly qualified tutors with extensive experience as practising professionals in their field. We ensure that you develop the skills you need to enter the workplace.

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 and be introduced to a range of relevant web-based tools and applications.

As part of the course, you will undertake a work placement in an organisation where you can put your new skills into practice in a real office environment.

Scheduling and workload

We offer both a traditional face-to-face teaching environment and a blended mode that combines a mix of online learning and in-person workshops.

As a general guideline, you are expected to attend classes up to 16 hours per week (as a full-time student). Scheduled classes are usually between 8am to 5pm. In addition, you are expected to complete some self-directed study and/or work placement hours.

Career/further opportunities

By completing this programme, you will be ready to work in office-related jobs such as a receptionist, office junior, administrator, records officer or data processor. 


Entry criteria

General admission
There is open entry to this programme although you must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an academic International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5 (general or academic), with no individual band score lower than 5; or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules.

Don't meet the entry criteria?


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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 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.

Semester 1 2024
Date: Friday 16 February 2024
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus

Semester 2 2024
Date: Thursday 18 July 2024
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus

Returning students
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.

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


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

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    Prospectus (course guide)

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