Money Management

NZ Certificate in Personal Financial Capability & Financial Services

  • Level 3
  • 20 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Ever feel like money controls your life? Do you wish you understood a bit more about wealth and debt, interest rates, insurances and investment? Can't quite come to grips with the basics?

Managing money is a life skill that most of us are never taught. Take control of your financial future for you and your whānau by learning about money, debt and how to create wealth.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualification:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Personal Financial Capability and Financial Services (Level 3).

You'll learn about:

  • your current financial position
  • your money habits and goals
  • debt management
  • how to create and protect wealth
  • planning for retirement
  • property investment.

You'll know how to:

  • budget
  • make informed financial decisions
  • manage your finances
  • talk to banks and lenders
  • understand interest rates and investments
  • protect your assets.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You'll be in a great place to enrol in a next level business, management or governance and leadership programme.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you can manage your own personal finances. It will also help in all kinds of office jobs or if you want to run your own business.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 20 weeks.  Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 1 x 3-hour class per week
  • Workshops - as per delivery schedule (approximately 2 hours per week)
  • Activity directed learning (10 hours per week)

It is important to note that additional learning (approximately 15 hours per week) will also need to be completed outside of class time.

Workload: For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher at certain times throughout the programme.

In some locations this programme may be provided by way of an approved sub-contract arrangement.

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