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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
17 weeks
Start date: 20-July-2020
Whitireia New Zealand
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Learn Microsoft Word, Excel and Access to an advanced level as well as accounting and payroll software such as MYOB and Ace Payroll. Build advanced skills in communication, report writing and minute-taking, and diary management. For those already working in an administration role, flexible distance study is available.

What you will learn

  • Learn advanced Microsoft Word formatting skills
  • Produce specialist business documents
  • Understand business centre functions and systems
  • Complete financial transactions, including budget calculations and accounts receivable and payable
  • Improve your email and electronic diary management
  • Advanced Excel and pivot tables
  • Learn database management using Microsoft Access
  • MYOB and Ace Payroll

Career options

  • Office manager
  • Office administrator
  • Project administrator
  • Personal assistant
  • Executive assistant
  • Customer service officer

Flexible distance study

Are you working in office administration and want to gain a qualification for the work you are doing, or would like to upskill and improve your career opportunities?

This programme contains four modules:

Workplace Knowledge

Learn about team dynamics, meeting procedures and workplace communication. An opportunity for you to look at your own role and the technology you use. You will gain a strong understanding of the administrative services required to meet organisational objectives and how you can contribute. Discuss the responsibilities expected of you, how you liaise with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders, and examine workplace practices, legislation and cultural diversity.

Specialist Business Documents

As a professional administrator, producing professional documentation is a must. This course will provide you with the skills and expertise to make sure that every document you produce is appropriate, professional and of a high standard. Develop advanced word processing skills using Microsoft Word, and also gain MYOB skills and knowledge (or other software as approved with tutor).

Apply Business Processes

Examine how you process business data and use technology, and work collaboratively with others to improve a process. You will learn about team dynamics and being a team player. Learn how collaboration within the team can achieve the best results for your business and understand your role in that space. Investigate legislation around payment for employees, and learn how to use payroll software.

Manage Administration Systems

Effectively use features and functions of Microsoft Excel including PivotTables, and perform financial calculations to produce information. Engage and operate administrative functions effectively across a range of levels throughout the organisation and with a range of people, ensuring delivery in a professional, ethical and culturally appropriate manner.

Entry criteria

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) or evidence of relevant study/work experience.

IELTS 5.5, no band below 5.0, or equivalent. Enrolments for flexible distance study (1 year) are accepted from February to September.

Course variation

20-July-2020 - Whitireia New Zealand

Whitireia New Zealand
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: 20-July-2020
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