You can become that indispensable lynchpin!
Every business needs that one person that holds all the administrative strands together, making sure the business runs smoothly and well. But, it takes skill and expertise to deliver at that level. If you need to gain the skills and knowledge to be that person, then this could be the course for you.
Who is this for?
If you are looking for a new career path in an administrative role, or perhaps you are seeking that next promotion, then the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5) could help you reach up and grab that new opportunity! It doesn’t matter what sector you are in, the skills you gain while studying for this qualification will be valuable and relevant in securing that executive assistant, office manager or administration team leader role.
There are four core courses that we recommend that you study first. These are: Understanding Change, Business Functions, Business Environments, and Organisations in a New Zealand Context. You can speak to one of our enrolment coordinators to work out the study path that is best for you.
If an individual course is of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification. To find out the best study pathway for you, speak with one of our enrolment coordinators today – call 0800 328 269 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Benefits to you
Understand core administrative services, systems and process
To excel in an administrative function you need to really understand your clients’ needs and expectations and how you fit in with regard to delivery. This qualification will ensure you have a sound knowledge of all administrative functions and will provide you with the knowledge to meet expected requirements of the role, providing smart solutions to solve administrative problems.
Discover required business technologies
Technology is changing rapidly. If you don’t keep abreast of changes in the work environment you will get left behind. But how do you know what you don’t know? You take on extra study that guides and informs you about new opportunities and methodologies. That is what this qualification will deliver.
Change is a constant in our lives and learning how to drive and manage change within a business environment is a necessity. You need to be able to understand the reasons for change, the impacts on your role and how to adapt to maximise the opportunities.
Learn about how NZ organisations operate
Every country has slightly different ways of working within a commercial and corporate environment. You need to understand the lie of the land when it comes to the NZ context and study will help provide that piece of the jigsaw.
How will I learn?
You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with TANZ eCampus. You can work and earn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.
How long will it take?
This qualification is made up of eight courses. Each course is delivered over 9 weeks. NZQA guidelines suggest up to 150 hours of total study time for a 15 credit course. So to complete one of the courses successfully in the 9 weeks you must be prepared to devote approximately 16.5 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level this may vary to a certain degree.
If you want to study as a full-time student you can enrol on more than one course at a time, which will increase the amount of study required per week. Please speak to one of our advisors for more information on 0800 328 269 or refer to
Career and study pathways
On completion of this course you could be ready to take on a variety of careers or a promotion within your existing workplace and you will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in roles like personal and executive assistant, customer service consultant or team leader in an office administration role.
If you wish to undertake further study towards other business qualifications, view our business qualification , to find your next step.
Applicants under 20 years old
- A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards, and
- Fifty credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing.
- The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at Literacy requirements for University Entrance.
or equivalent to the above.
Applicants 20 years or over
For applicants 20 years or over, there are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. This information will used to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the NZ Diploma in Business Programme.
In exceptional circumstances, an applicant under the age of 20 years who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the NZ Diploma in Business where they supply evidence of their ability to succeed on the NZ Diploma in Business programme.
English language requirements where English is not the first language:
- IELTS 5.5 Academic (no band score lower than 5.0), or equivalent
Student loans and allowances
Courses and qualifications through TANZ eCampus are eligible for student loan support conditional that the student and level of study meet certain criteria. Student loans and allowances are administered through Studylink. Visit for more information or phone TANZ eCampus on 0800 328 269 and we can point you in the right direction.
TANZ eCampus is offered by seven of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through TANZ eCampus are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.