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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)


Course details

  • Oct 2023
    Feb 2024
    Jul 2024
  • One Year
  • Part-time
  • Fees-free* for New Zealand permanent residents and citizens (usually $2,856*)
  • You may qualify for fee-free study under Fees-free
  • Level 3
  • Various locations around New Zealand (please enquire)
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.


This programme is for newly appointed team leaders, or for those who have the potential to lead teams in the future. It is designed for those who are currently employed or have access to an organisation. Graduates will have the skills to effectively lead a team.

View programme modules

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
BSNS3401Effective Team Performance315
BSNS3402Business Communications315  
BSNS3403Understanding Leadership315 


Why choose this programme?

  • Learn the skills to become a great team leader
  • Develop communication skills within a team
  • Complete a qualification while still working

Who should enrol?

  • New team leaders wanting to increase their skills and knowledge
  • Anyone aspiring to become a team leader
  • Team leaders who want a formal qualification

What is the time commitment?

  • The programme is delivered over 12 months
  • NZQA guidelines suggest up to 480 hours of total study time, this is the equivalent of 10 hours of study per week.
  • There are four full-day face-to-face sessions to attend (one session approximately every two months)
  • The remaining hours of learning are completed online, in a student's own time over 12 months.

    Career/further opportunities

    Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to contribute to effective team performance and the potential to be effective in a leadership role within a team.


    Entry criteria

    General admission

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

    English language requirements

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

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    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 - 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


    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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