NZ Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) [Level 3]

Real Life, Real Learning, Real Business: Better small business

You can make a small business hum!

New Zealand is a nation of small business owners – they contribute hugely to the economy and drive success. Small business is special. It occupies its own space in the corporate world and it provides opportunity for growth and learning. If you want to understand this sector better, work in this space or perhaps create your own small business, then you need to understand what drives it and how to contribute effectively.

If you are currently working in a small business or perhaps looking for an opportunity to become involved in this sector, then this certificate will provide you with the knowledge you need to operate effectively in this specialised sector of the commercial world. The NZ Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) [Level 3] will provide you with the skills you need to prepare for a small business, including identifying and assessing the opportunities and requirements for small businesses.

You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with eCampus NZ. You can work and learn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.

 

No face-to-face classes, this course is fully online and requires approximately 600 hours of learning.

Outline

On successful completion of this programme, you will have skills and knowledge that may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Carry out process that requires a range of skills
  • Employ a broad knowledge base in business incorporating some theoretical concepts
  • Interpret information
  • Use judgement in diverse settings
  • Use problem solving skills with initiative
  • Apply a range of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work independently and within teams of diverse people
  • Accept responsibility for the quantity and quality of output
  • Have appropriate skills, research abilities and knowledge to pursue further study in business

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand with people who can prepare for a small business, including identifying and assessing the opportunities and requirements for small business.

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Identify relevant business opportunities
  • Assess the feasibility and viability of a small business
  • Produce an establishment plan for a small business
  • Evaluate technology options to effectively operate a small business

People skills

  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Understand the importance of business relationships with stakeholders for a successful business
  • Apply interpersonal skills to contribute to the business’ effectiveness

Cognitive skills

  • Apply effective problem-solving and decision-making for small business purposes

Affective skills

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner
  • Manage self effectively to contribute to performance of a small business

Business environment

  • Identify legislation and other external requirements for a small business

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Your study pathway could progress onto:

  • NZ Certificate in Business (Small Business) [Level 4]

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand with people who can prepare for a small business, including identifying and assessing the opportunities and requirements for small business.

Dates

For online study through eCampus NZ there are flexible monthly start dates.

Go to www.ecampusnz.com for details.

Entry

Entry Requirements

Entry with Credit

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairawhiti Campus

Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.