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New Zealand Certificate in Business - Level 3

(Administration and Technology)

Enrolling now for 2018!

Get a foot on the ladder with a qualification in Business and Admin at Academy New Zealand.

You’ll learn how to use software applications (Microsoft), all about how to manage databases, the ins and outs of spreadsheets and you’ll improve your professional and business writing skills.

Academy New Zealand provides a supportive face-to-face environment with passionate and friendly tutors who will even help you get a work placement.

Course Content

Administration Support

You will gain foundation level knowledge and skills in the areas used on a regular basis in administration roles including basic financial data entry, mail collection and logging, and visitor record administration and management. 

Information and Communication

This module will teach you how to use a computer and other technology to complete tasks such as arranging travel bookings, rental vehicles and other business services. You will also learn how to create documents using business templates (e.g. meeting minutes) and invoices.

Data Processing

In this module you will learn how to use software to store, display and manage information. Using data, you will be shown how to create graphs, charts, queries and filters to breakdown client information into specific categories.

Business Documents

You will learn how to produce business documents with a number of software applications including Microsoft Powerpoint (presentations), Microsoft Publisher (promotional materials), and Microsoft Word (formal letters).


20 weeks including 2 weeks of holiday.


This course is offered at our Hamilton and Christchurch campuses.

Entry Requirements

Entry for this course is open for domestic students. Applicants should have completed NCEA Level 2 (Year 12 or 6th Form) as a guideline.   

Qualifications Awarded

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

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Why choose Academy NZ?

  • Learn face-to-face instead of struggling alone in an online course
  • Learn from professionals. We’ve been educating Kiwis for over 30 years
  • We’ll help you get a work placement

Career Opportunities 

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Call Centre Operator
  • Junior Reception Assistant
  • Office Support Worker
  • Customer Service Assistant 

2018 Intake Dates

We welcome new students throughout the year!

  • 26 February (North Shore, Christchurch)
  • 05 March
  • 03 April (North Shore, Christchurch)
  • 09 April (North Shore, Christchurch)
  • 14 May (North Shore, Christchurch)
  • 18 June (North Shore, Christchurch)
  • 30 July (North Shore, Christchurch)
  • 23 July
  • 27 August
  • 03 September (North Shore, Christchurch)
  • 08 October
  • 15 October (North Shore, Christchurch)
  • 05 November
  • 19 November (North Shore, Christchurch)

Course Costs

Tuition fees: $4,013.22

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria.

Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

Programme Handbook

Click here to download the full programme handbook.