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NZ Certificate in Business Level 4 (Project Management)

Become a project management rockstar

Our fully funded online course is your road to project management mastery.

Study online at any time that suits you and ignite your new career. This fees free* qual is your ticket to outstanding earning potential. Project Managers earn 90k-140k per year in NZ, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity as spaces are limited each month!

Take a look here at Project Manager careers information for future employment inspiration.

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: 40 Weeks Part-Time (15 hours weekly) or 20 Weeks Full-Time (35 hours weekly)

Fees: Zero fees, no hidden costs or textbooks

Intake Dates: 18 March 2024 (part-time only)
22 April 2024 (part-time only)

Programme Content

This NZQA recognised programme is worth 60 NZQA credits.

The four courses below completed during this programme are each worth 15 credits.

Courses covered:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT LIFECYCLES

  • Key project management components
  • The project management life cycle
  • Planning monitoring and controlling projects
  • Creating project breakdown structures
  • Legislation, and other external requirements
  • Communicating information to others in a project

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

  • Introduction to the types of project management tools and techniques
  • Gantt Chart Application
  • Real Time Dashboard Application
  • Task Management Tool Application
  • Kanban/Trello Application
  • Agile Application
  • Waterfall Application
  • Critical Path Application

COMPLETING ASPECTS OF A PROJECT

  • Creating a project plan
  • Generating a project cost estimate
  • Communicating with project stakeholders
  • Behave Ethically and Professionally

LEADING ASPECTS OF A PROJECT

  • Leadership skills for projects
  • Evaluating project performance
  • Monitoring progress
  • Creating solutions for operation issues

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 who have attained the age of 20 years and 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.

Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the School of Business Manager.

Graduates of New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) will be qualified to provide support in the management of projects under broad guidance in multi-cultural environments. Upon completion, students will be qualified on each of the following Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply three project management tools and techniques from a selection to a New Zealand business project.
  • Review a New Zealand business project using project management tools.
  • Develop project management plans to complete aspects of a New Zealand business project
  • Select and employ an appropriate rang of project management tool components in a New Zealand business project.
  • Apply appropriate ethical principles and strategies when participating in a New Zealand business project
  • Lead aspects of a project for a New Zealand business project
  • Apply appropriate ethical principles and strategies when leading a New Zealand business project
  • Generate solutions using project management tools and techniques to complete aspects of a New Zealand business project.

Education Pathway

Graduates of this qualification may progress to:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 – find out more here
  • Relevant industry certifications and/or qualifications

Award of this qualification may equip graduates towards credentials from the Project Management Institute and other professional bodies in Project Management.

Employment Pathway

Graduates of this qualification may be employed in project roles in a variety of business entities. They may also contribute to community groups in volunteer project roles.

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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