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Study for free, anytime, from anywhere within New Zealand, with our NZQA approved programmes.

One-off application fee of only $360 payable upon application. There are no other hidden costs, and all learning materials are provided.

Zero Course Fees

Our courses are subsidised by the NZ Government. 

No course fees apply. (There is a one-off administration cost when you apply).

Distance learning - Study from home

20 weeks fulltime - approx. 30 hrs per week (L3); 40 weeks parttime - approx. 15 hrs per week (L3/L4); or 34 weeks fulltime (L5), or 66 weeks parttime (L5)


Do you run or dream of running your own small business, or managing an existing business? 

Our New Zealand Certificates in Business (Level 3 and Level 4) and New Zealand Diploma in Business (Management and Leadership) (Level 5) give you the freedom to study from anywhere in New Zealand. 

Our programmes are New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved.

There is a one-off application fee of $360 per enrolment (this is eligible for payment by student loan on the Level 3 and Level 5 qualifications when you study fulltime).

The Business Management Programmes have been designed to be comprehensive introductions to small business management - for those who are either wanting to start/run their own business, move into a supervisory or entry-level management position, or for those in a management position wanting to formalise their experience.

The Level 3 is primarily designed for those with either limited or no prior workplace experience; and is focused around developing and understanding feasibility for a new business.

Level 4 is aimed at those with previous work experience, or having completed Level 3; and is focused on the management of a small business which is already established. It is suitable for those wanting to manage their own business, manage one for someone else, or to formalise experience.

Both level 3 and 4 have no academic prerequisites, so you don't need to do Level 3 to undertake Level 4 - it simply depends on what you would like to achieve from the qualification.

Level 5 builds on prior learning, or experience, for those wanting to move into management or leadership positions. This programme can also lead onto degree level education in management.

For further information about the content of each qualification, please read the prospectus below.




At your pace and convenience

Zero course fees. A one-off $360 administration cost applies (no hidden fees, or charge per credit - all learning materials are supplied)

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved

No academic course prerequisites (Level 3 and 4)

Study from anywhere - home or work etc.

Approximately 15 hours of study per week - based on part-time study options

Levels 3 and 4:  40 wks (part-time), 20 wks (full time - Level 3 only)

Level 5: 66 wks (part-time), 34 wks (full time)

A study plan schedule

Full student support

Not eligible for student loans or allowance (with the exception of full time enrolments)

Programme details

Available: Level 3Level 4, and Level 5

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How to enrol

There are three ways for you to enrol

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