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Esport and Business Development (Level 4)

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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Employment Pathways (Level 4)
Full time: 16 Weeks | Part time: 32 Weeks Online

Unleash your potential with flexible study options to work around your lifestyle. Our goal is to help you gain real world insight as you develop your Esports skills in a fun, and supportive environment.

This unique programme will guide you in the right direction and help future proof your career in the Esports industry. You’ll develop coaching techniques, build basic game design using gaming software platforms such as Unreal Engine, explore business concepts and learn how you can earn income doing something you love.

Find the right study option to meet your learning needs. 

Campus based learning: Whether you're looking to study full time or part time, it's time to make your mark in this exciting industry while learning in our purpose-built gaming studio. You’ll get to join forces with your classmates, set-up and run local gaming tournaments, collaborate and battle it out as you work on mastering your gaming style with the support of online resources as you improve your skills. 

Online* learning: If you’re looking to study in your own time, our self-paced online learning will give you the tools and resources to learn anytime, anywhere at your own pace.  

At the end of your course, you’ll be inspired to transform your love of gaming into a career as you decide your next step. With plenty of career options to choose from, you can explore your study options in animation, game development, creative media, marketing, digital innovation or even personal training.

Our Sport Courses are delivered by the New Zealand Institute of Sport – NZMA's Sport & Fitness School.

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  • You will learn:

  • How to set up and run local gaming tournaments.

  • Tour local internet cafés and Esport arenas to see how they run.

  • Learn individual and team coaching techniques for gaming.

  • Explore a range of career options for you in the Esport industry.

  • Develop basic game design with a range of gaming software.

  • Learn how to incorporate Te Ao Māori into the virtual gaming world.

  • Turn a gaming idea into a successful business proposal.

  • Gain qualifications to take you to the next level for further studies.

Course start dates



85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

Jul 17, 2023


12-16 Gordon Road, Ōtāhuhu , Auckland 1062

Jul 17, 2023



Study from anywhere in NZ.

Apr 24, 2023
Jul 17, 2023

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