Introduction to Team Leadership

NZ Certificate in Business

  • Level 3
  • 18 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

If you're a business owner, manager, team leader or employee wanting to improve your leadership skills, this programme is for you.

The NZ Certificate in Business Level 3 is an introductory leadership programme that will give you the skills and knowledge to lead a team effectively. As the workplace becomes more diverse, this programme will help you understand and manage the challenges of operating in the modern workplace.

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

  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)

You’ll learn about:

  • different leadership styles
  • principles for effective team performance
  • problem solving and decision making
  • professional and ethical behaviour
  • legislation and policies for conduct.

You’ll know how to:

  • lead teams toward a common goal
  • respond positively to diversity
  • be culturally appropriate
  • self-manage to contribute to overall performance
  • build strong connections to meet business objectives.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

If you want to learn more about managing teams, the NZ Certificate in Business (First Line Management) Level 4 may be right for you. Or you could enrol in the NZ Certificate in Small Business and Project Management Level 4 to learn about running your own business successfully.

I want to use my qualification

You'll graduate with a NZQA-approved qualification to show you have the skills and knowledge to manage a diverse team of people. You could use this qualification to step up in your career or start in management.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 48 credits delivered over 18 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 1 x 3-hour class per week
  • Workshops - as per delivery schedule (2 hours per week)  
  • Activity directed learning (8-9 hours per week)

It is important to note that additional learning (approximately  12-13 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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