NZ Certificate in Business (Level 3, Introduction to Team Leadership)

About this online programme

Aspire to be more – become an amazing team leader.

Breaking into leadership or management roles has never been so easy, thanks to this free online course. Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to effectively manage a team, and apply your learning to real and simulated business scenarios.

Whether you’re a school leaver, a job hunter, or an entry-level employee, this programme will lay the foundations for your leadership success. This programme is delivered entirely online and can be completed at a time and location that suits you

The Essentials

Upcoming Intakes:

17 April 2023

22 May 2023 (PT only)


No fees for NZ Citizens and

Permanent Residents

No hidden costs


Level 3 Studies

Worth a total of 48 NZQA Credits


17 Weeks Full-Time

(35-40 hours weekly)


34 Weeks Part-Time

(15-20 hours weekly)

Programme Content

This NZQA recognised programme consists of 4 courses which are worth 7 credits, 11 credits and two worth 15 credits. Below is a list of all modules covered:

  • Introduction to Team Leadership
  • Leadership Styles
  • Achieving Team Objectives
  • Team Performance


  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Manage Yourself Effectively

  • Professional and Ethical Behaviour
  • Comply with Policies and Legislation


  • Leadership Styles

  • Working in Diverse Teams

  • Team Work

  • Written Communication


  • Developing Objectives Group

  • Communication (Internal)

  • Problem Solving

  • CSR

  • Self Awareness


  • Team Performance
  • Team Problem Solving
  • Group Communication (External)

  • Speech Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Diversity

More Details

  • Students must be over 16 years of age
  • Students will be required to have NCEA Level 2 or the equivalent
  • Students must be residing in New Zealand for the duration of their studies
  • This programme is only available to New Zealand and Australian Citizens and New Zealand Permanent Residents.

All of the necessary materials required to successfully complete assessments will be available through the learning platform.  For some assessments, you may like to do additional research through textbooks or the internet, however you won’t be required to purchase textbooks. You must have access to a computer, a reliable internet connection, and email (preferably with Microsoft Office or compatible programme).

Where transfer of credit for previous study is being applied for, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Form must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the Intake start date.

See the Recognition of Prior Learning section for full RPL criteria and details on how to undertake an application.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Understand principles for effective team performance.
  • Develop objectives for a team.
  • Understand different leadership styles for effective team performance.

People skills

  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Work cooperatively within a team, and contribute to the achievement of objectives.
  • Respond positively to diversity within the team.

Cognitive skills -Apply effective problem-solving and decision-making for business purposes.

Affective skills

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Manage self effectively to contribute to the performance of the entity.

Business environment

  • Comply with internal policies, and legislation and other external requirements for business entities.

Education Pathway

Graduates of this qualification may progress to:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) [Ref: 2457]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 2456]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) [Ref: 2461]

Employment Pathway

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to contribute to effective team performance and the potential to be effective in a leadership role within a team.

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