New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business)

Front-line Training Consultancy Limited

Subject area

Business Management



24 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who will be able to assess small business opportunities.

They will be able to explore and assess opportunities and understand requirements for establishing a small business, in accordance with ngā kaupapa o te Tiriti o Waitangi (the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi), and in a multi-cultural environment.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A learner undertaking this programme is likely to have been a school leaver within the previous two years who is intent on gaining further qualifications and who is interested in working towards either higher level education or gaining entry level employment. Applicants are most often young, second chance learners aged between 16 and 19 years who have either disengaged from school or have decided that a vocational programme alongside NCEA is a better fit for them. Open entry: There is an expectation that all learners will take the same timetabled pathway to completing the qualifications. To support learners who have previously gained unit standards we make provision for recognition of prior learning. The learners training plan will be amended to reflect any RPL decisions. The programme is divided into sections which allow ideal entry points for people entering the programme after the start-of-year commencement date. Applicants must be available to attend each day, and must demonstrate a genuine interest on gaining the qualifications which the programme is designed to achieve. A functional level of written and spoken English is required. There are no physical restrictions that would prohibit learners undertaking this programme. The selection process will include an interview and consideration of record of learning, for some applicants entering at either CT2 or CT3 (shown in section - Aim) is a better match and more beneficial to the learner.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


24 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (03) 214 2174
Fax: (03) 214 5225

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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