Are you working in office administration and want to gain a qualification for the work you are doing or would like to upskill and improve your career opportunities? Then contact us to discuss this programme further.
Enrolments for flexible distance study (1 year) are accepted from February to August. The programme is run off-campus, but workshops are provided for students at the Porirua campus.

Learn Microsoft Word, Excel and Access to an advanced level as well as accounting and payroll software such as MYOB and Ace Payroll. Build advanced skills in communication, report writing and minute taking, and diary management. For those already working in an administration role, flexible distance study is available.

Fee Scholarship: Available for this flexi programme totalling
$1,500 (awarded at $375 per enrolled module). Contact us for more information.

Flexible distance study

This programme contains four modules:

Workplace Knowledge
Learn about team dynamics, meeting procedures and workplace communication. An opportunity for you to look at your own role and the technology you use. You will gain a strong understanding of the administrative services required to meet organisational objectives and how you can contribute. Discuss the responsibilities expected of you, how you liaise with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders, and examine workplace practices, legislation and cultural diversity.

Specialist Business Documents
As a professional administrator, producing professional documentation is a must. This course will provide you with the skills and expertise to make sure that every document you produce is appropriate, professional and of a high standard. Develop advanced word processing skills using Microsoft Word, and also gain MYOB skills and knowledge (or other software as approved with tutor).

Apply Business Processes
Examine how you process business data and use technology, and work collaboratively with others to improve a process. You will learn about team dynamics and being a team player. Learn how collaboration within the team can achieve the best results for your business and understand your role in that space. Investigate legislation around payment for employees, and learn how to use payroll software.

Manage Administration Systems
Effectively use features and functions of Microsoft Excel including PivotTables, and perform financial calculations to produce information. Engage and operate administrative functions effectively across a range of levels throughout the organisation and with a range of people, ensuring delivery in a professional, ethical and culturally appropriate manner.

Career options

  • Office manager
  • Office administrator
  • Project administrator
  • Personal assistant
  • Executive assistant
  • Customer service officer

What you will learn

  •  Learn advanced Microsoft Word formatting skills
  •  Produce specialist business documents
  •  Understand business centre functions and systems
  •  Complete financial transactions, including budget calculations and accounts receivable and payable
  •  Improve your email and electronic diary management
  • Advanced Excel and pivot tables
  • Learn database management using Microsoft Access
  • MYOB and Ace Payroll

Entry criteria

Under 20 years

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) or evidence of relevant study/work experience.

Over 20 years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International students

IELTS 5.5, no band below 5.0, or equivalent.

 * International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)