Smart Steps to Business

Level 3,     20 Weeks,     Fee - Free

I loved this course! It helped me work out the business ideas that I had before starting the planning stages of starting a new business

Valdina Campbell

Programme Overview

Have you always wanted to work for yourself but don't know where to start? Before you launch your business, learn what many small business owners wish they knew before they got started.

Through Smart Steps to Business, you'll learn everything required to develop a business idea as well as how to assess its feasibility, before you've invested any time or money. And once you've identified where your opportunities lie, we'll help you devise a plan to successfully launch into the market.

You'll learn about:

  • external analysis of a business opportunity

  • technology options for small businesses

  • social, cultural and environmental impacts of small businesses

  • effective communication with stakeholders

Where will this take you?

  • Completion of this programme will open the doors to enrol in our Level 4 Small Business and Project Management programme.

  • You'll be able to go into business for yourself confidently, or apply the skills you've gained to a range of other roles.


  • You will graduate with an NZQA qualification i.e NZ Certificate in Small Business Management Level 3 and a Te Wananga o Aotearoa Certificate.


  • At least 16 years of age.  Must be a school leaver

  • Citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand

  • Graduate of a level 2 or 3 qualification

  • Literacy and Numeracy competency

  • Fully committed to completing the programme

Start Dates:

Te Wananga o Aotearoa MANGERE CAMPUS - Semester A 2020

15 Canning Crescent, Mangere Auckland 2022

  • Monday Night Class - 2nd of March 2020



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