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Programme Overview

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If you’re a business owner, manager, team leader or employee wanting to improve your leadership skills, this programme is for you.


The NZ Certificate in Business Level 3 is an introductory leadership programme that will give you the skills and knowledge to lead a team effectively. As the workplace becomes more diverse, this programme will help you understand and manage the challenges of operating in the modern workplace.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualification:

NZ Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) Level 3










STart date

  • Start date: July 2024

  • Online classes only

What you will learn

  • different leadership styles

  • principles for effective team performance

  • problem solving and decision making

  • professional and ethical behaviour

  • legislation and policies for conduct.


  • lead teams toward a common goal

  • respond positively to diversity

  • be culturally appropriate

  • self-manage to contribute to overall performance

  • build strong connections to meet business objectives.

How you'll study

This is a full-time programme that consists of 49 credits delivered over 18 weeks.  Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 1 x 3-hour class per week

  • workshops (average of 2 hours per week)

  • 1 x 6-hour one-day Wānanga

Your kaiako will confirm the dates and venues for your classes and workshops.

In addition to these attendance hours, you’ll be expected to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 22 hours per week

Some of the learning activities need to be completed online. You'll need to have access to an internet-connected device to participate in this programme.

In some locations this programme may be provided by an approved sub-contract arrangement.

Entry Criteria

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:

  • be at least 16 years of age

  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident

  • reside in New Zealand

  • a graduate of a level 2 (or equivalent) or demonstrate competence in a numeracy and literacy exercise that reflects the comprehension and writing abilities for the programme

Apply Now
Interested In Applying?
This class is online only. Do you have access to a laptop and wifi?
Planned Start Date is July 2024. Can you commit?
Can you commit to weekly Thursday evening classes 6pm -9pm?
Have you had leadership training before?
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