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Study business with The Career Academy and receive an industry-recognised certification.

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This course will provide an introduction to the various ways perception, learning and prior experience influence human behaviour. It will include but not be limited to how people can form incorrect perceptions and a look at real world examples of common biases that can result in errors in decision making in the workplace.

This course will provide an overview of communication skills to improve the ability to effectively receive and transmit messages in the workplace, including but not limited to the main functions of communication and the importance of listening in an organisation.

This course will provide an overview of general health and safety requirements in the workplace, including but not limited to how to ergonomically set up a computer workstation, how to manage common workplace health and safety hazards, and the purpose of a PCBU in relation to health and safety in the workplace.  

This course will provide an introduction to basic supervising practices for controlling business or department operations, including but not limited to the definition of Quality Assurance, Stock Control and Applying Standards, how to evaluate performance and projects, supervisor skills and how to analyse and solve potential problems in the work place using the formal problem-solving method.

This course will take a look at the essential processes in the recruitment of employees, including but not limited to the benefits of external and internal recruitment, how to create a job specification and how to create a set of interview questions.

This course will provide an overview of the key elements of planning and conducting effective staff Training, including but not limited to non-verbal communication channels, learning principles and how to produce a training program for new employees.

This course will provide an introduction to ways in which team processes can be used to improve performance and productivity, including but not limited to the key characteristics of an effective team, stages of team development, and tips for avoiding or reducing problems encountered at team meetings.

This course will take a look at various methods of establishing and maintaining discipline through positive means, such as reinforcement and increasing motivation. It will include but not be limited to possible barriers to successful problem-solving, discipline issues in the workplace and how to apply suitable disciplinary procedures.

This course will provide an introduction to strategies for reducing dissatisfaction and handling dissatisfaction when it arises, including but not limited to the six key steps of problem solving, common sources of demotivation in an organisation and key strategies to motivate an employee.

This course will provide an introduction to the importance of monitoring workplace processes and performance, and how to report your observations. It will include but not be limited to the different types of monitoring procedures, management strategies for problem-solving a workplace scenario and how to conduct a work study.

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There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 080 0342 829 or email them at

This course costs $995 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 140 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Human Resource Manager or Payroll Specialist. These jobs in New Zealand earn approximately $97,500 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee less a $50 + GST administration fee.

It’s a certificate that will enable you to gain valuable insight and knowledge in recruitment, training programs and staff performance. The course covers key HR legislation, communication skills, factors that influence workplace conditions and culture, basic supervising cultures, recruitment and induction processes, planning and how to conduct staff training. If you’re a people’s person, then this is one course you don’t want to miss out on
Absolutely! Candidates with HR Certifications are in high demand by employers both in New Zealand and around the world.

The best entry level qualification for HR is the Certificate in Personnel Management & Human Resources. Plus, you’ll have the ability to upgrade your course so you gain graduate membership to the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand on completion.

Approximately 140 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.Approximately 140 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

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