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

Study Options

Online, Full-time


6 months


Level 3

Qualified Students are in High Demand

This programme is ideal if you want to work in office administration and executive support. It gives you the essential skills you’ll need to go straight into work.

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


February and July (campus delivery)

Monthly (online delivery)


The NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) [Level 3] is a 19 week full-time equivalent programme of study requiring the successful completion of six, 10 credit courses. Every course is compulsory. They are delivered over 19 weeks (which includes two holiday weeks).

You will learn: customer relations, administration and finance, business organisation, business communication, business data solutions and operational essentials.

Online study of the NZ Certificate in Business (Adminstration and Technology) [Level 3] requires 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.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

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: the 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]. Also, you could possibly pathway into the Bachelor of Business Studies or the Bachelor of Computing Systems.


A personal interview may be part of the application process.

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • NCEA Level 1, or
  • A NZ Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 1), or
  • A qualification at Level 1 or above on the NZQF, with evidence of Literacy and Numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1), or
  • Evidence of relevant knowledge and experience, including Literacy and Numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1).

In the latter two situations the applicant is required to participate in an enrolment interview with the purpose of verifying the evidence. There are no other requirements.

Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the digital components of the courses. Applicant guidance and further details are provided in the application and enrolment information.

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.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus


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 or call in for a chat.