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New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4)


Course details

  • Jul 2024
    Feb 2025
  • One year
  • Part-time
  • Fees-free* for New Zealand permanent residents and citizens (usually $ 3,670)
  • You may qualify for fee-free study under Fees Free Policy or Fees-free
  • Level 4
  • Various locations around New Zealand (please enquire)


This programme will help develop the knowledge and skills required to work in first line management and leadership roles. Students will gain skills in effective team management in a multi-cultural environment.

What you will study

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Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisites
BSNS4401Business Environment 415 
BSNS4402Team Leadership415 
BSNS4403Managing Teams415 
BSNS4404Setting and Meeting Objectives415 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work as a first line manager with responsibility for the performance of others, in a business entity.

Graduates of this qualification may also progress onto further study such as New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management) (Level 5); or other relevant industry qualifications.



Entry criteria

Applicants can gain entry to this programme by meeting one of the following criteria:

General admission
  • 40 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits; or a recognised equivalent;
  • a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; (for example New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3);  or New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3); or New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3);
  • a recognised equivalent.

Special admission
Applicants who are at least 20 years of age or older who do not meet the general admission requirements above are eligible for special admission. We work to ensure they are prepared for their intended programme.

Discretionary admission
Applicants who are not yet 20 years of age and do not meet the general admission requirements stated above may be eligible for discretionary admission. In assessing whether to grant discretionary admission the primary focus will be on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate a likelihood to succeed in the programme.

English language requirements
International applicants are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5 from one test taken in the last two years, or equivalent described in NZQA Rules.

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To check what you need to gain direct 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.

What you will need

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 - payment and permits may be required. The Gardens Campus has free parking available. Learn more about parking and find out about 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


Purchasing textbooks

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

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    General book suppliers

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