About Introduction to Team Leadership (Level 3)

Tired of being just another office worker?
Aspire to be more – become a leader.

Breaking into junior management 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.

Course Details

This NZQA recognised programme consists of 4 courses which are worth 7 credits, 11 credits and two worth 15 credits.

  • Introduction to team leadership
  • Leadership styles
  • Achieving team objectives
  • Team performance

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.

  • Students must be over 16 years of age
  • Students will be required to have NCEA Level 2 or the equivalent

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.

  • 17 Weeks Full Time
  • 34 Weeks Part Time

The majority of your learning will be based from home, using online materials. Assessments will be a combination of online quizzes and written assessments.

For exact start dates please refer to the calendar.

There are no fees or hidden costs for this course.

Have a question? Call us on 0508 626 243

What our students say


“The Business Management Programme has helped me to view businesses from a management perspective, rather than from on the floor.” – Jenny Ewans


“This programme not only fitted in really well with my schedule, but it also meant I could complete my studies faster than if I was attending physical classes.” - Sophie Aujla


"I have learnt many things during the course, the most valuable being staff management and accounting. They play such big parts in having a successful business!" - Kirsty Everett