Administration Courses

Administration courses are a surefire way to develop a thorough understanding of the internal operations of a business and can help you stand out to potential employers. Administration is crucial to helping a business run efficiently and can lead to career paths as an Office Administrator, Personal Assistant or Manager.

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Certificate in Reception & Office Support

From the front desk to the world Turn office support into an art form. Reception & office support roles play a pivotal role in the running of many businesses. This Certificate in Reception & Office Support ticks all the boxes for putting your b...

Administration Pathway Program - Business Administration

Give your admin career a real boost. It’s one of the most highly awarded Administration courses that you could take. This program is for those working in or seeking a Business Administration role. You’ll complete the Certificate in Business Administrat...

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Administration Pathway – Medical Reception

Working as a Medical Receptionist can be hugely rewarding. Choosing a medical admin course to secure one of these roles means you are arriving at interviews prepared. Receive a Certificate in Medical Terminology and a Diploma in Business Administration...

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Administration Pathway – Reception

Running a successful business starts at the front door. The Career Academy reception admin courses put you front and centre for an exciting career pathway by teaching you the broad range of skills necessary to succeed in this dynamic role. Along with e...

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Medical Secretary Diploma

Become a qualified medical secretary and work in a medical practice or department. This course will teach you all the vital skills you need to work in a medical environment. You’ll learn about medical terminology, and medical transcription, plus how to...

Paralegal Secretarial Advanced Course

The ICI paralegal course has been designed in conjunction with government and industry representatives and helps you learn the skills you need to succeed within the field of law quickly and conveniently. Our program is designed for those who seek to en...

Political Science Course

Have a job that makes a difference! There are certain skills you need to become a successful political scientist. The ICI Political Science Program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently. It is sometimes thought that students only do politics to...

Intermediate Certificate in Microsoft Excel

You know the basics; now it’s time to move forward Gain an intermediate level of knowledge and a strong understanding of how to organise and analyse data in Excel. Work through preparation, sorting, subtotals, filtering, and discover how to troubleshoo...

Advanced Certificate in Microsoft Excel

A logical step after completing an Intermediate Certificate in Microsoft Excel, this advanced Microsoft Excel course includes learning across text and CSV files, saving imported files, and discovering how to export data from Excel. This a great step fo...

Certificate in Excel

Chart a new course for yourself Excel is an essential tool across a broad range of sectors. The Career Academy Certificate in Excel gets you started on the fundamentals, including understanding the basic layout of worksheets, what screen components you...

Accounts Administration & Payroll Pathway

You’re well on the road to success once you have this course under your belt. You’ll become a professional accounts administrator where you’ll learn how to balance the books and prepare GST returns and business accounts before using the prestigious AAT...

PA & Executive Secretarial Course

Want to advance your secretarial and administrative skills and unlock new career opportunities? Take the next step in your professional development with our online executive secretarial and personal assistant (PA) course. Developed in conjunction with...

Medical Secretary Course

If organisation comes easily to you, a career as a medical secretary could be right for you. Using your keen eye for detail and your amiable personality, you could be the first point of reference for patients in a hospital, doctors’ surgery or other me...

Certificate in Medical Reception

Become a Certified Medical Receptionist in just 10 weeks Working as a Medical Receptionist puts you front and centre when people need a smart, calm, focused face. The Career Academy medical reception course incorporates precise administration, effectiv...

Certificate in Medical Reception and Terminology

Become a Qualified Medical Receptionist Enrolling in a medical terminology course online is a great way to get to the front of the queue for sought-after medical receptionist roles. Along with an introduction to Medtech software and MS Word, you will l...

Certificate in Medical Terminology

Learn medical terminology the quick and easy way With a Certificate in Medical Terminology, you will gain a fundamental understanding of some of the terms used in a medical environment, including basic anatomy and the names of procedures and medical in...

About Administration

Administration is a very broad field and involves many different responsibilities and tasks. No matter the size of an organisation, administrative duties are always required. A qualification in this industry is a great way to advance as well, with a high chance of promotion. The main responsibility for Business Administrators is to ensure that a business can run efficiently.

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Conversing with customers and clients
  • Assisting in recruitment
  • Organising and filing important documents
  • Scheduling appointments and meetings
  • Helping to prepare reports and data sheets
  • Organising staff

Job Outlook

The average income for a career as an Administrator is estimated to be $48,700, according to the New Zealand Job Outlook. But with the broad range of knowledge, you can gain, a qualification can open many doors for career opportunities. Another major benefit of this career path is that the skills you will learn are easily transferable across different industries.

Administration Courses

Business Administration courses are a fantastic way to advance your knowledge of essential office skills including payroll monitoring, presentations, and spreadsheets. There are plenty of nationally recognised courses to choose from, and many are online business administration courses. Having one of these on your CV is a definite plus, and shows potential employers that you know your stuff.


A nationally recognised Certificate in Business Administration or alternatively, a Certificate in Reception/ Office Support is an excellent way to provide you with the practical skills needed to enter the administration industry. These business administration courses also cover a range of crucial information. From learning the essentials of Microsoft office, time management, organisational skills and invoicing.

Certificate III

The Certificate III in Business Administration is a comprehensive course which offers a more detailed range of knowledge. Focusing on presentations, spreadsheets as well as proofreading documents, it’s a great way to build on pre- existing knowledge.

Certificate IV

The Certificate IV in Business Administration can provide you with all the requisite skills needed to advance your expertise and knowledge in the administration field. It is also perfect for those wanting to pursue careers as a Business Team Leader or Manager.


If you want to take a step towards a more Senior Administration role, then an accredited Diploma in Business Administration covers everything you need to progress your career. From managing meetings, business legislation, finance, project management and more, this Diploma is a fantastic way to build on already existing knowledge. This course can take up to six months to complete, but being delivered entirely online gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

Bachelor Degree

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is an extremely useful qualification for anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of the Business and Administration environment. This specialised Administration course covers all of the basics, from using business programs and software, how to evaluate critical documents as well as other functional skills. It also focuses on developing managerial abilities which are excellent for those wanting to eventually achieve manager status.

Master’s Degree

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most highly recognised and distinguished qualifications worldwide. This rigorous program offers a highly focused coverage of the business environment and will teach any aspiring manager everything they need to know to successfully lead a small team, business, or even an entire organisation. This course presents students with a range of crucial skills, such as how to:

  • Act strategically
  • Develop strategy and implement plans
  • Inspire employees and encourage productivity
  • Apply ethical principles to business practices
  • Manage situations effectively
  • Lead in a domestic or international environment

Most Masters of Business Administration courses are part-time, usually taking between one to two and a half years and are excellent for anyone needing to balance with existing job commitments.

Careers in Administration

  • Receptionist
  • Office Administrator
  • Manager
  • Executive Assistant or Personal Assistant

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