New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)

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Team Leadership L3

Who is this qualification for?   

This qualification is for new and potential team leaders in sport and recreation work settings, who will be leading, inspiring and motivating others in their role.

Team leaders set an example for others in their workplace. They are organised, clear-thinking and great at bringing out the best in people. They use their excellent communication skills to influence and guide their team towards achieving goals for the organisation. 

This full-service qualification is delivered and assessed completely online, making it suitable for a wide range of trainees, no matter the size of their organisation or where they are located.

The programme will be run using a cohort system. Trainees will be placed within a cohort of their peers, so they can progress through the training together. These online-based groups will be supported by a dedicated facilitator.

Through completing this qualification, up-and-coming team leaders will have the skills and knowledge to contribute to effective team performance, in both bi-cultural and multicultural environments.

What's involved?

This 48-credit qualification covers the following areas:

Understanding principles of team performance

Developing team objectives 

Understanding different leadership styles 

Communicating effectively with stakeholders

Working cooperatively 

Responding positively to diversity 

Effective problem-solving and decision-making for business purposes

Demonstrating professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner

Managing yourself effectively 

Complying with internal policies, legislation and other external requirements.

This qualification will take 8-10 months to complete.

Programme structure   

The programme is made up of the following unit standards:

Unit standard 29041 | Apply principles for effective performance within a team | Level 3 | 23 credits

Unit standard 29042 | Develop objectives for a team | Level 3 | 15 credits

Unit standard 29043 | Describe and compare different styles of team leadership for a business entity | Level 3 | 10 credits


For more information on the content of the qualification, visit the NZQA website, here.


What are the costs?   

You can find the cost of this qualification, which includes assessment and facilitation, in our fees listhere. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch. 

Where to from here?  

Keen to become a qualified team leader? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the sport and recreation industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other multi-industry qualifications

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