FAQs

FAQs2019-02-28T11:23:10+12:00

We expect you’ll have questions, so to make it easier we have captured the most frequent questions we get asked below to get you started.
We welcome your call on 0800 or you can email us here.

Introduction to Small Business (Level 3)

How long will this course take me?2019-02-28T12:21:33+12:00

This certificate takes 21 weeks full time or 42 weeks part time.

How is this qualification delivered?2019-02-28T12:09:48+12:00

This programme is delivered fully online – there will be no printed materials so you will need to make sure you have a working computer and access to the internet to be able to fully participate in the course.

What qualification will I receive?2019-02-28T11:31:24+12:00

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3) is NZQA approved and is worth 60 credits.

Are student loans and allowances available?2019-02-28T11:32:48+12:00

For students studying full time this course is eligible for Student Allowance.

Do you accept international applications?2019-02-28T11:34:44+12:00

We accept New Zealand citizens, residents or permanent residents as well as residents of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Is my prior learning recognised?2019-02-28T11:39:01+12:00

A Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) must be submitted with your enrolment form, along with supporting documentation. You can check this out on our website.

Introduction to Team Leadership (Level 3)

How long will this course take me?2019-02-28T12:21:02+12:00

This certificate takes 17 weeks full time or 34 weeks part time.

How is this qualification delivered?2019-02-28T12:10:02+12:00

This programme is delivered fully online – there will be no printed materials so you will need to make sure you have a working computer and access to the internet to be able to fully participate in the course.

What qualification will I receive?2019-02-28T11:28:45+12:00

The New Zealand Certificate in  Business (Introduction  to Team  Leadership) (Level 3) is NZQA approved and is worth 48 credits.

Are student loans and allowances available?2019-02-28T11:32:54+12:00

For students studying full time this course is eligible for Student Allowance.

Do you accept international applications?2019-02-28T11:35:16+12:00

We accept New Zealand citizens, residents or permanent residents as well as residents of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Is my prior learning recognised?2019-02-28T11:39:13+12:00

A Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) must be submitted with your enrolment form, along with supporting documentation. You can check this out on our website.

Small Business (Level 4)

How long will this course take me?2019-02-28T12:19:12+12:00

This certificate takes 20 weeks full time or 40 weeks part time.

How is this qualification delivered?2019-02-28T12:10:10+12:00

This programme is delivered fully online – there will be no printed materials so you will need to make sure you have a working computer and access to the internet to be able to fully participate in the course.

What qualification will I receive?2019-02-28T11:29:26+12:00

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) is NZQA approved and is worth 60 credits.

Are student loans and allowances available?2019-02-28T11:33:01+12:00

For students studying full time this course is eligible for Student Allowance.

Do you accept international applications?2019-02-28T11:35:32+12:00

We accept New Zealand citizens, residents or permanent residents as well as residents of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Is my prior learning recognised?2019-02-28T11:39:22+12:00

A Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) must be submitted with your enrolment form, along with supporting documentation. You can check this out on our website.

First Line Management (Level 4)

How long will this course take me?2019-02-28T12:18:35+12:00

This certificate takes 20 weeks full time or 40 weeks part time.

How is this qualification delivered?2019-02-28T12:09:41+12:00

This programme is delivered fully online – there will be no printed materials so you will need to make sure you have a working computer and access to the internet to be able to fully participate in the course.

What qualification will I receive?2019-02-28T11:27:48+12:00

The New Zealand Certificate in  Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) is NZQA approved and is worth 60 credits.

Are student loans and allowances available?2019-02-28T11:32:37+12:00

For students studying full time this course is eligible for Student Allowance.

Do you accept international applications?2019-02-28T11:34:28+12:00

We accept New Zealand citizens, residents or permanent residents as well as residents of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Is my prior learning recognised?2019-02-28T11:38:51+12:00

A Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) must be submitted with your enrolment form, along with supporting documentation. You can check this out on our website.

Diploma in Business (Level 5)

How long will this course take me?2019-02-28T12:17:51+12:00

The Diploma takes 34 weeks full time or 66 weeks part time.

How is this qualification delivered?2019-02-28T12:04:06+12:00

This programme is delivered fully online – there will be no printed materials so you will need to make sure you have a working computer and access to the internet to be able to fully participate in the course.

What qualification will I receive?2019-02-28T11:24:49+12:00

The Diploma in Business (Management and Leadership)(Level 5) is NZQA approved and is worth 120 credits.

Are student loans and allowances available?2019-02-28T11:32:28+12:00

For students studying full time this course is eligible for Student Allowance.

Do you accept international applications?2019-02-28T11:34:04+12:00

We accept New Zealand citizens, residents or permanent residents as well as residents of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Is my prior learning recognised?2019-02-28T11:38:39+12:00

A Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) must be submitted with your enrolment form, along with supporting documentation. You can check this out on our website.

General FAQ

I don’t have my Residency yet, but I’ve got a Work Visa, can I still apply?2019-02-28T11:53:29+12:00

No, sorry – you need to be either NZ/Aust Citizen, or have NZ/Aust Residency to be considered a domestic student.  If you’re on a work visa, you’re classed as an international student, and we’re not approved to enrol international students on the course.

Will I need to have access to a computer or the internet?2019-02-28T11:53:04+12:00

Yes – our courses are all taught fully online so you will need a computer and regular access to the internet to be able to participate in the course and complete the necessary assessments.

What if I don’t pass an assessment the first time?2019-02-28T11:52:41+12:00

You will get opportunities to resubmit your assessments if they’re not quite right the first time. If you don’t pass a course you will need to re-enrol for that course.

What do you mean when you say assessments?2019-02-28T11:50:58+12:00

There are different form of assessment such as essay, reports, online quizzes, forums etc. These will all be based on case studies or your own organization or business.

Will I have to sit exams?2019-02-28T11:50:41+12:00

No – each course will have assessments you need to complete during your studies but there are no exams.

How much time do I need to spend on my study each week?2019-02-28T11:50:00+12:00

The understanding is that full time study should be between 35-40 hours a week and for part time 15-20 hours per week.

Can I take longer to complete my course than the dates given?2019-02-28T11:49:15+12:00

The government subsidy that pays for the course fee is based on your completing within the maximum timeframe you’ve been given. There’s a bit of flexibility, but only by a couple of weeks.

I haven’t studied for a while. Will I be able to cope?2019-02-28T11:43:02+12:00

Before starting the actual course, there is time to look around Canvas. Guided activities will help with this process.

I’ve never done online learning before and I worry it’s a bit lonely. Can I talk with other students or tutors?2019-02-28T11:55:03+12:00

Yes! There are several ways in which this can be done including forum sessions and speaking with a tutor on the phone or Skype. Our learning management system also has a built in inbox for messaging which gives you a direct link to both your tutor and your student success enthusiast.

Will I be able to manage my time?2019-02-28T11:44:08+12:00

Take time to consider your commitments and how they may impact your study time. If you would like to discuss please call us on 0508 626 243 – or you email us here.

Can I work full-time and study as well?2019-02-28T11:42:06+12:00

Generally we don’t recommend it however for some students the work, study and life balance can be managed for a period of time. It is also relative to how experienced you are with study and what support you have at home and work. If you are considering this we recommend you give us a call.

How computer literate do I need to be?2019-02-28T11:40:54+12:00

You’ll need a good knowledge of computer and internet use. This way you’ll make best use of the online learning tools and resources available.

What sort of computer set up do I need to have at home?2019-02-28T11:44:51+12:00

You will need access to the following in order to study with BMP:

  • A personal computer or laptop
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent
  • Broadband internet access
  • A printer/scanner

In some programmes you may be required to undertake video recordings for your assessments. The software for this is free, but you will need a webcam if you do not already have one built in to your computer.