Business & Tourism

Let Central Otago’s unique heartland inspire you. Study business or computing at Central and learn the skills you need for the professional world of tomorrow.

Central really is at the centre of things – the hub of an area rich in entrepreneurs and business developers. Delve into the fast-paced world of business in a practical and collaborative learning environment, and expand your employment potential by gaining a variety of transferable skills and nationally-recognised qualifications.

At Central we have programmes which cover an range of administrative, communication, computing, financial and management skills. Flexible study arrangements or distance learning let you study at a time and place to suit your commitments to work and family while gaining a qualification to develop your career.

Immerse yourself in Central’s unique learning space to gain skills that are valuable around the world.

We also offer Corporate Training to local Central Otago businesses. We can provide training in Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint.  Training is customised to your needs and can be delivered to individuals or groups at our Campus or your workplace. Contact Jan Spriggs to find out how we can upskill your staff and make a difference to your business.

PROGRAMMES

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin, online from Central Otago or through the TANZ eCampus
  • 1 semester full-time; part-time options
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July, 2017 (TANZ-monthly intakes)
  • Apply until start date

Graduate Diploma in Adventure Tourism Management

  • Online from Central Otago
  • 1 year
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin, online from Central Otago or through the TANZ eCampus
  • 1 semester full-time; part-time options
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July, 2017 (TANZ-monthly intakes)
  • Apply until start date

Graduate Diploma in Adventure Tourism Management

  • Online from Central Otago
  • 1 year
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date
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Jan Spriggs

“The Business Administration and technology programme provides a great foundation for a wide range of business careers. It’s not just about learning how to use computer technology  - it’s about using technology to solve problems and help you work faster.”

JAN SPRIGGS

Lecturer in Business Administration and Computing

  • Stephanie Hinton

    How to Excel!

    What Central student Stephanie Hinton doesn’t know about Excel spreadsheets probably isn’t worth knowing!

    After studying a National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 3) and a National Certificate in Business Administration (Level 4), Stephanie has significantly up-skilled.

    Having grown up in Wanaka, Stephanie left to work in Melbourne for several years, but returned to study here because she loves the area. Stephanie had been working in a commercial role and decided to study this qualification because she needed learn more about software and the way a business runs.

    She has now improved her knowledge in areas from teamwork to creating advanced Word documents and “everything there is to know about Excel,” she says, with a laugh. “The best thing about my subject is getting to learn about advanced computer software and building the confidence to be able to use it,” she says. 

    Stephanie has recently started a great job at VinPro in Cromwell as the Front Office Administrator.