FREE | NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) [Level 3]*

* PLEASE NOTE: A new version of this programme is coming soon. This programme is currently being unified with others across Te Pūkenga to provide one programme that is portable, consistent, and more closely aligned with the needs of industry. This is a good thing but does mean that there will be some changes to the information below. Enquire at to receive the latest updates on the new programme.

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


20 weeks


Level 3

Real life, real learning, real business: Setting the foundations for administration support

Great administrators are at the heart of a well-run office and this programme gives you the skills you need to take on the responsibility.

This programme is ideal if you want to work in office administration.

It gives you the essential skills and knowledge to work or gain employment, in a wide range of supervised general office administration roles in a variety of sectors. These may include: receptionist, data entry operator, front line customer service role, call or contact centre operator, secretary or an office support worker.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


The NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) [Level 3] is a full-time equivalent programme of study requiring the successful completion of two 15 credit courses plus one 30 credit course. Every course is compulsory. Both 15 credit courses are delivered over 10 weeks and the 30 credit course is delivered over 20 weeks. If you want to study full-time you can enrol on more than one course at a time.

Your Future Career & Study Opportunities

Possible job and career opportunities can include: receptionist, data entry operator, front line customer service roles, call or contact centre operators, secretary, or an office support worker.

Study pathways can include: NZ Certificate in Business [Level 4] specialising in areas such as Administration and Technology, Accounting Support Services, First Line Management, Small Business, Team Leadership or Project Management or the NZ Diploma in Business [Level 5] in which you can specialise in Leadership and Management, Accounting, Administration and Technology, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources or Project Management. Also, you could possibly pathway into the Bachelor of Business Studies [Level 7] or Bachelor of Computing Systems [Level 7].


Academic Requirements

English Language Entry Requirement

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 | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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