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​​​​Business 3

Upon successful completion of the Business 3 programme you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)​


  • Hamilton City Campus
    • Semester 1 starts February 2018
    • Semester 2 start July 2018
  • Otorohanga Campus
    • Semester 1 starts February 2018
    • Semester 2 starts July 2018

  • One semester full-time, or part-time equivalent
  • Fee Free​ (for NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents)

You'll use the latest version of Microsoft Office to learn advanced techniques in creating business documents such as reports and spreadsheets. You’ll also learn MYOB software, which is widely used by small businesses. The final week of your programme is spent in a real office environment where you will be able to put your new skills into practice.

Your study will consist of 16 weeks of in-class learning and one week of work experience.

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


Schedule of Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
BUAD301Working with people​

BUAD302Performing financial transactions​

BUAD303Spreadsheets and technologies​

BUAD304Word and administration support​​

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Programme Content

You will learn about:

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

Learning That’s Relevant

The difference at Wintec is that you’ll learn from tutors who have extensive experience as practicing professionals in their field. At Wintec, we ensure that you develop the skills that you need to actually do the job! You’ll 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’ll also learn MYOB software, which is widely used by small businesses. The final week of your programme is spent in a real office environment where you will be able to put your new skills into practice.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 3) will 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.​

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Scheduling and Workload

As a general guideline the expectation is that you will be required to be at Wintec up to 5 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 your own self-directed study or work placement.

Find Out More

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