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.

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 

Career options

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

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.