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  1. How long will it take to complete?
  2. Can I get a Student Allowance or a Student Loan?
  3. How can you offer this course for free?
  4. What subjects will I study?
  5. What will I get if I pass the programme?
  6. What is “certificate level”?
  7. What are the entry requirements?
  8. When can I start the programme?
  9. What do I need?
  10. How many hours a week will I need to study?
  11. Do I have to do all 8 papers?
  12. What do I get from you?
  13. Are there exams to sit?
  14. What grade do I have to achieve to pass?
  15. I\’ve done some other courses that are similar, can I get exemptions from some of the papers on this programme?
  16. What do employers think of this programme?
  17. What can I study after this?
  18. What happens if I enrol, then change my mind?
  19. Can I put my course on hold?
  20. What type of job will I be able to apply for?
  21. Who is my tutor?
  22. How do I contact Student Support?
  23. What if I can’t complete an assignment on time?
  24. Is there a cut off point for completing the programme?
  25. What if I need to withdraw?
  26. What if I have a complaint?
  27. Who is Adventure Education Nationwide (AEN)?
  28. Who is the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM)?
  29. What does NZQA level 4 mean?

Question: How long will it take to complete?

Answer:

52 weeks (with a 2 week study break included).

You will need to commit approximately 10-15 hours to study per week, depending on your personal study ability.

You can finish faster by handing in assignments before the due date (so the next paper will be sent to you earlier).

Question: Can I get a Student Allowance or a Student Loan?

Answer:

No. This course is not approved for Student Allowances or Student Loans as it is not full time, and there is no course fee, just the application fee.

Question: How can you offer this course for free?

Answer:

The New Zealand government believes in providing New Zealanders with easy access to education. A large portion of the government budget is chanelled into subsidies for tertiary education organisations so that every citizen has the opportunity to up-skill themselves (and ultimately become greater tax contributors!).

We use this subsidy to provide you with our management course and we have chosen not to charge you, the student, any course fees on top. We can afford to do this because we only offer it by correspondence (a.k.a distance learning), so our overheads are lower and we only need to recover our new-student administration costs by charging you a one-off administration fee of $360.

Would you like to take this opportunity to up-skill yourself? Enrol today.

Question: What subjects will I study?

Answer:

To obtain the Certificate in Management award you must successfully pass all 8 papers. You will study:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Small Business
  • Workplace Communication
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Enterprise Research Project

Question: What will I get if I pass the programme?

Answer:

Once you have passed all 8 papers you will be awarded the NZIM Certificate in Management (issued by NZIM) and a certificate of completion for the Business Managment Programme (issued by Adventure Education Nationwide).

Question: What is “certificate level”?

Answer:

It is an introductory qualification suitable for tertiary students. The programme is designed for individuals with little, or no management experience.

Question: What are the entry requirements?

Answer:

All you need is basic numeracy and literacy skills at NCEA level 2 or above, or the equivalent.

Question: When can I start the programme?

Answer:

You can start the programme at any time. Applications are processed each week throughout the year. When studying by distance learning the pace of study is not dictated by anyone other than you, although you will still have to meet assignment due dates to keep within the one-year completion timeframe.

Question: What do I need?

Answer:

To do the course, all you need is access to a computer with Internet and email – preferably with Microsoft Office or similarly compatible programme.

We will send you workbooks for each paper with most information needed to complete the assignments (some papers may require additional internet research).

Textbooks may be recommended in the front of some workbooks but they are not compulsory – they are simply recommended if you wish to read more about the subject.

Question: How many hours a week will I need to study?

Answer:

Approximately 10-15 hours of study is required each week. This may vary depending on your skills, abilities, and areas of expertise.

Question: Do I have to do all 8 papers?

Answer:

Yes, you are required to successfully complete all 8 papers to be awarded the Certificate in Management. If you have done any of the same NZIM papers within the past ten years, you may get credit for it – please contact us if you are unsure.

Question: What do I get from you?

Answer:

We will give you:

  • A study skills booklet which suggests how to organise your studying, how to answer questions and some information on spelling, punctuations, essay writing etc.
  • A workbook for each paper, which contains your study and assignment material.
  • Access to a private student website with additional information and updates on the papers.
  • Email and telephone access to Student Support to assist you in your learning.
  • Feedback on your assignments.

Question: Are there exams to sit?

Answer:

No, there are no formal exams. Your grade is determined solely on assignments that you complete for each paper. We will offer you as much help as we can to give you the best possible opportunity of passing the assignments.

Question: What grade do I have to achieve to pass?

Answer:

You have to achieve a C Grade or better, which is 50% or over.

Question: I\’ve done some other courses that are similar, can I get exemptions from some of the papers on this programme?

Answer:

Depending on what you have passed you may be able to claim recognition, as each case is very different.

If the course you\’ve already completed is not through \’NZIM\’, you will need to have your papers assessed directly by NZIM so they can compare them to their own papers. There is a cost for this of around $350 per paper you want to have assessed.

If you need further advice about credits for previous courses, please contact us.

Question: What do employers think of this programme?

Answer:

This programme was designed after market research showed that there was a need for a distance learning business programme for those people who have no formal tertiary qualification.

Question: What can I study after this?

Answer:

Successful completion of the programme equates to 80 credits at NZQA level 4, which may be used towards entry into further study. You may wish to consider undertaking study at diploma or degree level. The NZIM offer a Diploma in Management course.

If you receive a B grade average or better in the 805, 812, 802, and 836 papers, you will receive exemption from completing the 130 Organisation in Management paper when you apply for either the NZIM Diploma in Management, or the NZ Diploma in Business.

If you receive a B grade average or better across the complete certificate (all eight papers), you will receive exemption from the 130 Organisation in Management paper, plus one other unspecified paper of your choice.

Question: What happens if I enrol, then change my mind?

Answer:

Even though we do not charge a student fee for the course, please take your decision to enrol seriously. Your withdrawl negatively impacts our eligibility for funding and could prevent us from offering zero fees.

Note: The $360 administration charge is not refundable after your application has been accepted.

Question: Can I put my course on hold?

Answer:

This is decided on a case by case basis. We may be able to put your course on hold for up to two months.

Question: What type of job will I be able to apply for?

Answer:

You would be qualified to apply for positions such as supervisor, team leader, office technician or entry-level management positions.

Question: Who is my tutor?

Answer:

We employ a number of tutors and staff who either have an academic background with experience in delivering this programme, or are currently working in industry and are specialists in one or several of the subject papers.

Question: How do I contact Student Support?

Answer:

The primary method of communication with Student Support is via email: support@management.org.nz.
Alternatively you may phone us on (07) 571 8803

Question: What if I can’t complete an assignment on time?

Answer:

Should there be circumstances that prevent you meeting assignment completion dates you may apply via email to have the date extended. Each case is considered on an individual basis.

Question: Is there a cut off point for completing the programme?

Answer:

Yes. You must complete the programme within 58 weeks from the start date.

Question: What if I need to withdraw?

Answer:

Situations can occur that may impact on the time you have available to study. If you are having problems keeping up with the schedule or the content of the paper you should contact us for advice. If you feel you have no option but to withdraw you should contact us.

Question: What if I have a complaint?

Answer:

AEN is committed to providing quality tertiary training to its students. If at any time you consider that you have not received the training outlined a procedure is in place to resolve any issues. This is explained in further detail in the Student Handbook.

Question: Who is Adventure Education Nationwide (AEN)?

Answer:

We are a Private Training Establishment (PTE) registered with the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) and accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). We provide a number of tertiary programmes in a number of industries including professional management training.

Question: Who is the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM)?

Answer:

NZIM is New Zealand’s professional body for managers.   They set the standards for much of the management education and training in New Zealand.

Question: What does NZQA level 4 mean?

Answer:

The NZIM Cert Mgt is level 4 on the NZQA national qualification framework as shown in the following diagram:

NZQA levels

Disclaimer: We have answered these questions in plain english…

But you need to be aware that in doing so, our answers are only indicative of the standards and requirements a Private Training Enterprise must adhere to.