Certificate in Small Business and Project Management

Certificate in Small Business and Project Management (CSBM) Level 4

Let us assist you to write a comprehensive business plan

If you have a business idea but are not sure where to go from there, enroll in the Certificate in Small Business and Project Management (CSBM) and let us assist you to complete a comprehensive business plan. Even if you have already set up your business, it is never too late to put a business plan in place. A business plan is not only about the initial set up of your small business, but a blueprint for the continuous growth, re-evaluation and development of your small business.

CSBM teaches you everything you need to know to start your business from scratch or to get your existing small business off the ground - from marketing, business planning and customer service, right through to accounting and project management.

You’ll learn about:

  • Project planning, review and presentation
  • Managing a project from start to finish
  • Business planning and operation in the Aotearoa New Zealand environment
  • Business law
  • Small business accounting, including business mathematics and accounting concepts (e.g. cashbooks and filing GST returns)
  • "The financial plan", including taxation, budgeting, sourcing finance and implementing financial policies and procedures
  • Marketing and research that can be applied to real-life situations
  • Analyzing customers and competitors
  • Sales and customer service
  • Human Resource management and teamwork, including employment and staff development

CSBM is an NZQA accredited course. You will earn 120 NZQA credits and graduate with 3 Level 4 certificates – one issued by Te Wananga o Aotearoa and two issued by NZQA - one in Business Management and one in Project Management, plus a completed business plan.

Entry Criteria

To enrol, you’ll need to:

  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Be a NZ citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a business idea, or be operating your own business.

Course Duration

36 Weeks

Classes held at

  • Dynaspeak - Level 10, 238 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
  • Wesley Community Centre, 740 Sandringham Rd Ext, Mt Roskill, Auckland
  • Te Wananga o Aotearoa Campus, 15 Canning Crescent, Mangere, South Auckland
  • Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Rd, Manurewa, South Auckland
  • Rosehill College, 5 Edinburgh Ave, Rosehill, Papakura, South Auckland

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