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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)

Key information

Level of study:
Certificate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
18 weeks
Start date: Expected July-2020
Campus:
Southern Institute of Technology
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Course details

Summary

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Develop a business plan for small business
  • Develop and implement a system for monitoring and improving business performance
  • Manage finances for the business
  • Manage the marketing activities of the business
  • Implement technology options for the business
  • Manage staff and human resource processes for the business

People skills

  • Select and apply customer service techniques, to maximise customer satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships with stakeholders

Affective skills

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner
  • Maintain personal and/or professional growth for the ongoing effectiveness of the business
  • Work independently and show initiative for achieving goals

Business environment

Comply with internal policies, legislation and other external requirements for the business.

Qualification Pathways

For those interested in progressing onto further study in Business, options at SIT include:

  • NZ Diploma in Business (on campus)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 (Administration and Technology Strand) (distance learning)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 (Leadership and Management Strand) (distance learning)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 (Project Management Strand) (distance learning)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (on campus)
  • Bachelor of Applied Management (distance learning)

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) and be awarded this qualification, the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) full time over six months or part time over 2 years

Entry criteria

Applicants under 20 years

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2 or equivalent:

60 credits at Level 2 or above, plus 20 credits from any level, and Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements:

Literacy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:

  • specified assessment standards - available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751 (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • package of three literacy unit standards (26622, 26624, 26625 - all three required), and

Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:

  • specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or
  • package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required)

Applicants over 20 years

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - FCE, or FCE for schools, with a score of 162. No less than 154 for each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests or 200 in all sub-tests
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

Course variation

Expected July-2020 - Southern Institute of Technology

Campus:
Southern Institute of Technology
Tuition fees:
Duration:
60 credit hours
Start date: Expected July-2020
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