Level 2 - NZQA Ref: 2862

This qualification assists people engaging or re-engaging with learning who have the basic capabilities needed to pursue education or employment pathways, but require further development to confidently use them to succeed in those pathways. It recognises the importance of applying core capabilities such as confidence, basic knowledge and skills, and literacy and numeracy, in a range of familiar contexts.

2 Programme Options

There are two possible options to achieve the graduate outcomes of this qualification. If these two options do not suit your unique needs then select individual standards from the list below. You can then determine your own additional specific content to ensure your programme will meet the required qualification outcomes.

Gaining Programme

We have developed a separate technical specification to include in your programme approval documentation to help save time and ensure requirements are met.

Linking standards to qualification outcomes

Our technical specification clearly shows how each standard (or set of standards) directly links to each graduate outcome. This linkage is provided in detail where needed down to the level of ER, Explanatory Note etc.

Entry Requirements


Education Pathways

Credits from this qualification may contribute to gaining NCEA level 2.

Employment Pathways

This qualification will help enable graduates to contribute effectively in their whānau and wider community, and work under general supervision in entry-level roles.

Pricing Options

Different price options are available based on the unit standards selected.
Contact us for a customised quote based on your unique needs.

Pathway to higher
level qualifications

Study or training at NZQF Level 3
National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (level 3) [Ref: 2863]

Transition Information

This qualification replaced the National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 2) [Ref: 0008]

List of all Unit Standards/IES Modules   Level Credits
Search for and comprehend information from texts and digital media
2989               Select, read, and assess texts on a topic View details 2 3
4253               Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills View details 2 3
8824               Research a topic using oral, visual and written sources, and evaluate the research process View details 2 3
20332             Use the Internet for information retrieval in an organisation View details 2 3
25073             Read texts to recognise differing points of view on a topic View details 2 3
Use and communicate information from texts and digital media
1280               Use graphics in communication View details 2 2
7127               Exercise informed choice in deciding on a major goods or service purchase View details 2 2
28096             Demonstrate understanding of insurance products for personal financial capability View details 2 3
28097             Analyse and select banking products and services in relation to personal finances View details 2 3
Use literacy skills to solve problems
1277               Communicate information in a specified workplace View details 2 3
3492               Write a short report View details 2 3
7123               Apply a problem-solving method View details 2 3
9680               Communicate within a specified organisational context View details 2 3
Use numeracy skills to solve problems
2784               Create and use a computer spreadsheet to solve a problem View details 2 3
28094             Produce a balanced budget and adjust the budget to reflect changing financial circumstances View details 2 3
Reflect on experiences with a range of people, cultures and communities
377                 Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces View details 2 2
7124              Demonstrate knowledge of one-to-one negotiation View details 2 2
10780            Complete a work experience placement View details 2 3
IES765            Reflect on individual and group communication situations (situations from US 1299 needs to be completed together or after 1299) View details 2 1
Work collaboratively and effectively in a team to achieve a task or outcome
1299               Be assertive in a range of specified situations View details 2 4
9677               Communicate in a team or group which has an objective View details 2 3
10791             Participate in an informal meeting View details 2 3
Develop and reflect on relevant learning and career goals
10781             Produce a plan for own future directions View details 2 3
12383             Explore career options and their implications View details 2 3