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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 only figure out once they are in business.

Smart Steps to Business will help you to identify, evaluate and plan for the launch of your business. You'll learn everything required to build a business idea and assess its feasibility alongside launching your business in 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?

  • Enrol in our level 4 small business and project management programme.

  • You'll be able to go into business for yourself confidently or use your skills in a range of other employment pathways.


  • 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