Build a more employable set of business admin skills, and sit above the rest by completing the Business Administration and Technology (Level 3) qualification at TPP. Enhance your knowledge with business administration expertise that will be transferrable across many jobs, and up-skill into a variety of solid career opportunities in the industry. 

Study will prepare you for jobs in customer service, administration, reception or other business and office-related roles. TPP has been developing work-ready business and administration graduates for over 20 years. We have built up a strong team of industry experienced tutors who each offer different areas of expertise to lead, motivate and inspire students to ensure their success.

Our modern learning environment will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate business technologies and perform a range of administrative tasks in various office environments.  Your business studies programme will teach you how to use Microsoft Office effectively – including excel, office and word – and will develop your skills in workplace communication, customer service and administration systems.

Gaining excellent business administration and technology skills provides a starting point on a career path that can take you in so many directions.  Businesses want people who can use business and digital technology, use a range of software applications, solve problems, work alone and in teams to achieve outcomes, and communicate with others.

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
  • Awards:
    NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • Location:
    Greymouth and Westport
  • Method of Study:
    Full time or part time
  • Holiday Duration:
    2 weeks
  • Teaching Duration:
    18 weeks
  • Total Duration:
    20 weeks
  • Start Date:
    26 July 2021 and February 2022
  • End Date:
    December 2021 and July 2022
  • $3,004

    Free fees may apply, refer to

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   Tuition Fee:

Core Elements

  • Providing administration and general office services
  • Reception and customer service skills
  • Use of business and digital technologies and software
  • Financial calculations, data processing and production of information for business purposes
  • Effective written and oral communication for business
  • Working co-operatively within a team to provide administration services
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making for business purposes
  • Professional and ethical behaviour, and effective self-management
  • Understanding of internal policies, legislation and other external requirements for business

Programme Structure and Workload

This programme combines classroom theory and self directed project work with practical experience in a real-world learning environment.  There is flexibility to enable students to enrol part-time so you can fit your learning around existing work or family commitments.

Further Study Paths

  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)
  • Pathway into industry certifications or other Level 3 or 4 qualifications

Career Opportunities

  • Office administrator
  • Personal assistant
  • Office assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Word processor/data entry operator
  • Customer service support
  • Accounts receivable officer
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Support worker
  • Front line customer service role

Entry Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 10 credits NCEA Level 1 Literacy and 10 Credits Level 1 Numeracy or evidence of equivalent study/work experience.
  • Students will be interviewed prior to enrolling on this programme. This enables staff to counsel students on intended workload and familiarise them with the programme content and facilities.
  • If the number of applicants is greater than the number of places on the programme, then applicants who meet the entry requirements are accepted in the order of submission.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet General or Academic IELTS 5 with no band score lower than 5 or NZQA approved equivalent.

Special Notes:

Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.