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Business 3

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

BI1603

Course details

  • Jul 2019 - Hamilton
    Feb 2020 - Hamilton
    Apr 2019 - Otorohanga
    Jul 2019 - Otorohanga
    Sep 2019 - Otorohanga
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fee Free
  • You may qualify for fee free study under 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'll learn

Students will learn about:

  • Working with people
  • Performing financial transactions
  • Spreadsheets and technologies
  • Word and administration support

Study topics:

  • Technical skills
  • Written communication, including business correspondence and emails
  • Reception skills, including customer service techniques, telephone skills
  • MYOB accounting
  • Business technologies including computers, laptops, tablets, printers, Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Administrative systems including meeting preparation, filing, scanning, copying

Soft skills taught:

  • Professional and ethical behaviour
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Team work
  • 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’s relevant

The difference at Wintec is that students learn from tutors who have extensive experience as practicing professionals in their field. At Wintec, we ensure that students develop the skills that they need to actually do the job!

Students will spend most of their time on a computer using the latest version of Microsoft Office to learn advanced techniques in creating business documents such as reports and spreadsheets. They will also learn MYOB software, which is widely used by small businesses.

The final week of the programme is spent in a real office environment where students will be able to put their new skills into practice.

Scheduling and workload

As a general guideline the expectation is that students will be required to be at Wintec up to five days per week (as a full-time student). This can be from Monday – Friday anytime between 8am and 7pm. The maximum in-class time would be 16 hours per week plus self-directed study or work placement.

Career/further opportunities

This programme could lead to a variety of office-related jobs such as receptionist, office junior, administrator, records officer or data processor.

Entry criteria

Candidates are required to have gained:

  • ​A minimum of 10 literacy credits at NCEA Level 1 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing; and
  • A minimum of 10 numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1 or above; or
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2); or
  • A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or
  • Equivalent.​

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success1 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional Entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection Criteria

a) An interview process will be available on application to determine whether any specific support is required and to ensure students are well informed about the programme.
a) Where there are more candidates than the number of places available, preference will be given to candidates intending full-time study.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.0 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Business pathway diagram

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 902, starting July 2019

Date: 11 July 2019
Time: 9am - 11.30am
Venue: City Campus, Gallagher Hub, Event Room 1

 

Otorohanga Intake 963, starting July 2019

Date:  Monday 15th July
Time:  9am-1pm
Venue: Otorohanga Regional Hub 128/130 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga Seminar Room OT.11

Parking is at rear of building (Lawrence street). 
Direct contact number for Otorohanga is 0800 68687233

 

Otorohanga Intake 964, starting September 2019

Date:  Monday 23rd September
Time:  9am-1pm
Venue: Otorohanga Regional Hub 128/130 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga Seminar Room OT.11

Parking is at rear of building (Lawrence street). 
Direct contact number for Otorohanga is 0800 68687233

What you will need

Timetable information book and equipment list will be available at programme induction. 
Please bring pen and paper with you on your first day.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Recommended text for BUAD304 - Microsoft Word 2016 in 90 Pages, Brown, Beth. $16.00 https://www.bookdepository.com.

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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