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

Gear up to lead others

Take advantage of this fees free opportunity and make 2024 the year you light up your career.

Unlock unrivalled team productivity and achieve your professional goals effortlessly with this team leadership NZQA qualification!

Throughout your studies you will gain the skills to master effective team performance and ethical leadership. Studies are completed entirely online at any time that suits your schedule, so why wait?

leadership studies online

Enrol now, all you need is a computer and internet access, we even supply you with Office365 for your studies.

*All of our programmes are available fees free to New Zealand Residents, New Zealand citizens and Australian Citizens residing in New Zealand for the duration of their studies.

online course information

Duration: 34 Weeks Part-Time (15 hours weekly) or 17 Weeks Full-Time (35 hours weekly)

Fees: Zero fees, no hidden costs or textbooks

Intake Dates: 15 July 2024 (PT & FT)

19th August 2024 (PT Only)

Programme Content

This NZQA recognised programme is worth 48 NZQA credits.

The 3 courses below completed during this programme are each worth 15 credits. Below is a list of all modules covered:

  • Team Leadership
  • Teamwork and Objectives
  • Achieving Team Objectives


  • Leadership Styles
  • Leadership Principles
  • Leadership Techniques
  • Professional and Ethical Behaviour
  • Socially and Culturally Appropriate Leadership


  • SMART Objectives
  • Teamwork
  • Working Cooperatively in a Team
  • Team Development Stages
  • Team Performance


  • Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Making Techniques
  • Key Business Stakeholders
  • Communicating with Stakeholders

Download our brochure here to view detailed course content

Further Information

All studies are completed online in your own environment. Studies are conducted using the Canvas eLearning platform along with regular virtual tutor support. Students require a computer and internet access. All of the necessary materials required to successfully complete assessments will be available through the learning platform.

Students must be 16 years of age and residing in New Zealand for the duration of their studies. This programme is only available to New Zealand & Australian Citizens and Residents.

Students will be required to have NCEA Level 2 or the equivalent, this includes a minimum of 10 numeracy and 10 literacy credits at Level one or higher on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and 60 credits at Level two or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori;

Provisional Entry

Students aged 20 or older that do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Should you not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme, you may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the School of Business Manager.

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) Find out more here
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) Find out more here
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology)

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. You can find further information on leadership careers here.

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.

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