Migrant Course

Migrant Business Training

sbec LOGO logoChristchurch Small Business Enterprise Centre (CSBEC) is currently running migrant programmes funded by the Ministry of Social Development. Enrolment is open to new migrants.

There are no tuition fees but participants must have New Zealand residency for less than two years and not be eligible for a Work & Income core benefit.

The provision of zero fee programmes has enhanced the education of migrants about business practices and investment opportunities in New Zealand. Many migrants who have attended these courses have gone into self-employment or employment because they have a better knowledge of the types of successful businesses in New Zealand and how they work.

CSBEC is a private training provider registered through Industry Training New Zealand with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the terms of the Education Act (1990).

The Centre offers the following migrants course in either English, Chinese or Korean languages.

Please read the article at the bottom of the page.

Next course Dates:
Saturday and Sunday 29th and 10th June 2013

Kiwi Family Trust building, 420 St Asaph Street, Christchurch. Please note this venue is outside the City centre.If you are interested in attending our Migrant Business course please contact Mr Boniface Sii on 03 3669978 or by email to boniface@csbec.org.nz .
Our courses are run on a regular basis.
 Course Content:

  • Personal planning and business planning
  • How to assess the viability of a business
  • New Zealand business legal structures
  • Health and safety in employment
  • Employment rights and relationships
  • The Fair Trading Act & Consumer Guarantees Act
  • Contracts, quotes and estimates
  • Marketing research and marketing
  • Business records, finance, cashbook, budgeting and cashflow
  • Taxation and Financial statements
  • Business Insurance, Investment, Mortgage
  • Costing, pricing, location
  • Business opportunities in import/export, franchising and etc
  • Getting a job (write CV, cover letter, interview)
  • Business Advisors and support systems
  • Local and national government regulations
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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Do I have to speak English to do the course?
Not necessarily. An interpreter maybe available during the course depending on demand.

2. Is there any follow-up support after the course?
Yes, we will help you with advice, information, and networking for up to 4 hours within 6 months of completing the course.

3. What do I have to bring?
Handouts are given free of charge but bring your own pen, notebook, calculator and lunch.

4. Where can I park my car?
On street parking is available on St Asaph street near the venue at Kiwi Family Trust, 420 St Asaph Street. (see map below)

5. Any assignment or examination?
No. However a certificate is issued upon completion of the course.


To enrol online, please click here to complete the application form

Or Contact Boniface Sii, International Migrant Manager on
Phone: 366 9978
eMail: boniface@csbec.org.nz
Other Fee Paying Services for Migrants include

Long Term Migrant Visa Business Plans
Migrant Business Planning
Migrant Business Coaching

News article printed in Christchurch Mail, April 2012