The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is offering free business administration courses at the Marlborough campus to help people upskill during tough economic times.The polytechnic is waiving the $3000 course fees for the July 25 intake of the Certificate in Business Administration Level Three.Students will still have to pay for their work book, printing costs, student services levy and student association fee for the 20-week course which costs about $200.
NMIT leader of information technology and business administration programmes Mary-Claire Proctor said the one-off zero fees course was to help people upskill and become more employable in the tough economic environment.We're hearing from the community that businesses have been hit hard recently. We hope that this gesture will help those who want to get into a business administration role to make that transition as easily as possible.
The course would qualify graduates to take jobs as receptionists, bankers and accounts clerks straight after finishing, she said.Students had the chance to work in a mock office while studying, she said.It's set up exactly like an office so they are learning in an environment that directly relates to a real office situation. That's a big advantage and something that's special to this course.The course can take up to 20 students. The polytechnic offers zero course fees for its Certificate in Business Administration Level Two course permanently.The course is open to everyone over 20 and those under 20 with NCEA Level 1.