New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

(Human Resource Administration or Medical Administration)

Programme highlights

Become a specialist business administrator in human resources or in the medical industry.

This qualification can help you maximise your business administration opportunities and gain a competitive edge.

Choose to specialise in Human Resources (HR) or Medical Administration.

Human Resource Administration

Includes Database record management, advanced Word and Excel, human resource policies and processes, human resource administration and payroll software.

Medical Administration

Learn how to operate MedTech32, create medical documentation using advanced Word, Excel and Olympus transcription. Gain knowledge to work professionally in health administration and be work ready for positions in general practice, hospital reception and administration. There are opportunities for work placement/observation in a local hospital and general practice during the course.

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Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau and/or online (domestic students)
Level 4
Domestic fees $3,200 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code NZ2461

19 weeks full-time (includes three weeks of breaks) or part-time

Study Method Full-time, Part-time, Online
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$10,900 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements


Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:

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 Director/Head of School.

International students

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Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.


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Career opportunities

Intermediate positions such as:

  • Office administrator
  • Human Resource administrator
  • Payroll administrator
  • Frontline receptionist
  • Customer service representative
  • Medical receptionist
  • Medical secretary
  • Medical ward processor
  • Emergency care
  • Ward/clinical records and booking clerk
  • Clinical administrator.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

332.409 Workplace Practice  (15 credits)

Provide administrative services for a business entity.

332.410 Administrative Services (15 credits)

Apply relevant administrative services and business applications to support a business entity’s operations.

332.411 Business Information Processing (15 credits)

Process data by applying knowledge of software applications to produce information for a business entity.

332.412 Business Documents (15 credits)

Produce business documents using relevant software applications to support operations for a business entity.

You will need to select one specialisation (Human Resource Administration or Medical Administration*) according to your individual employment goals.
*For Medical Administration specialisation you will need to provide your own headsets.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the business calendar.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.